Ireland's Grand Slam celebrations in Dublin postponed due to snow

Rob Kearney and Rory Best have now won two Grand Slam titles for Ireland

Already assured of the Six Nations title, Ireland stormed to just their third Championship clean sweep of all time with a 24-15 victory.

The manner in which Ireland won their third Six Nations championship in five years was very impressive - their performances were based around an unwavering confidence in their own systems, structures and perhaps most importantly, belief in one another. Furthermore, they have done it the "hard way" as they have faced both France and England, two of the best teams in the championship, away from home. In the Autumn Internationals of 2017 they also asserted dominance over strong Southern Hemisphere sides such as South Africa, Argentina and Fiji.

They all contributed to what was a spine-tingling version of what has to be Ireland's most trusted and go-too celebratory chants. People presume there is a lot of structure in this, because I think some of the best poetry I have ever read goes beyond the bounds of standard grammar.

Ireland kicked off having both deposed England as Six Nations champions and in second place in the global rankings behind world champions New Zealand. They are now, currently, second favourites to win the 2019 World Cup in Japan.

At the last World Cup, in 2015, Ireland crashed out in the quarter-finals to Argentina.

"We want the ball, we want to keep the ball, and we don't just want to get it off (the field)".

In the forwards, the Irish are extremely solid. Many of this group of players are now the most garlanded and high-achieving in the history of Irish rugby.

The back-line may not have as much experience as the pack, but they are exceptionally frightening for opposition defences.

For example, Johnny Sexton has been the key man in three Six Nations titles with Ireland, as well as three Heineken Cups, a Pro12 title and Challenge Cup with Leinster, not to mention two unbeaten test series with the British and Irish Lions.

Even against England, there was a balanced blend - Garry Ringrose's score coming from kick pressure, CJ Stander's second being a lovely set-piece strike and the third involving clever play from Conor Murray and a superb individual contribution from Jacob Stockdale.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 6th T20I: Last over controversy that shamed sportsmanship
Mar 19, 2018 - 12:54
The match, which saw Bangladesh beat the hosts in the very last over to enter the final, was marred by some freakish incidents. But Broad is well aware he could fed falsehoods from home fans who had had to suffered their side losing by two wickets .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sam Bradford getting a bunch of money to join the Arizona Cardinals
Mar 19, 2018 - 12:52
Bradford missed the rest of the season, ending it on injured reserve, and he had his left knee scoped by renowned orthopedist Dr. He's not to the point where he's like, 'This is what we're going to do'. "I think it's going to be fun to be a part of that".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gay Irish PM Leo Varadkar has raised gay rights with Mike Pence
Mar 19, 2018 - 12:49
The St Patrick's Day Parade, now in its 257th year, has had a hard relationship with the gay community. However it is understood he did talk about the matter during a private conversation with Mr Pence.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sheldon Richardson on Super Bowl: 'That's what we're chasing'
Mar 19, 2018 - 12:49
Same kind of thing". "Now we have so much TV money that it's completely unnecessary from my vantage point", McCartney said. Seattle declined to do that in its window to do so this month, because $14 million was far too expensive for them.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Historic NCAA upset leads to free Little Caesars Pizza for everyone
Mar 18, 2018 - 01:47
The feat was unprecedented, with No. 1 seeds holding a 135-0 record against No. 16 seeds until Friday night's upset in Charlotte. Void outside of the 50 United States and District of Columbia and where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Depleted Warriors suffer another loss, another injury
Mar 18, 2018 - 01:47
Steph Curry , who has been struggling with ankle issues, and Klay Thompson , who fractured his right thumb, are still out. Check out the team sites for the Sacramento Kings and the Golden State Warriors for more game coverage.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jets Trade Four Draft Picks to Colts, Move up to No. 3
Mar 18, 2018 - 01:47
It is the third consecutive year that one of the top three overall picks in the National Football League draft has been traded . At 5-foot-8, 204 pounds, Woodhead had 32 career touchdowns while playing for the Jets, New England, San Diego and Baltimore.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump ends the charade, directly engages in Stormy Daniels lawsuit
Mar 18, 2018 - 01:45
Clifford filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles last week that sought to invalidate the agreement so she could 'set the record straight'. Trump intends to join in EC's anticipated Petition to Compel Arbitration under the Arbitration Agreement", he announced.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Duterte still obligated to cooperate with ICC investigation despite withdrawal
Mar 18, 2018 - 01:44
Senator Risa Hontiveros said Duterte was desperate and "may have unwittingly displayed his fear of being proven guilty". The London-based rights group Amnesty International called the withdrawal "misguided" and "cowardly".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Georgia executes "stocking strangler", convicted of raping and killing older women
Mar 18, 2018 - 01:15
Further, they say, DNA evidence has surfaced that positively matches Gary to one of the attacks for which he wasn't charged. All but one of the Georgia victims lived in the Wynnton neighbourhood, and all lived near Gary at the time of the crimes.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Audi Confirms e-Tron GT As New 'Spearhead' Model
Mar 17, 2018 - 01:30
Then Audi , Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz rolled out their plans for single long-range electric luxury models to compete with Tesla . Audi already offers cars with some degree of electrified drive systems in half of its core model series.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ravens reach deal with WR Crabtree
Mar 17, 2018 - 01:29
Two years ago, Crabtree had seven catches for 88 yards and three touchdowns during a 28-27 Raiders win at M&T Bank Stadium. The No. 10 overall pick of the 2009 draft, Crabtree has the 10th-most catches (579) since he entered the league.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Longtime New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter dies after fall
Mar 17, 2018 - 01:21
And she vowed , "I won't stop fighting until that number is zero". One of the longest serving Democratic members of the U.S. In Congress, she also supported funding for the Arts.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Strictly's Debbie McGee gets Professor Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein mixed up
Mar 17, 2018 - 01:18
People everywhere are mourning the death of physicist Stephen Hawking , who died on March 14 at the age of 76. Above and beyond the great research he did, his impact as a communicator was fantastic.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fortnite streamer Ninja and rapper Drake break Twitch concurrent records
Mar 16, 2018 - 01:12
The resultant stream broke Twitch's record for concurrent viewers, with over 635,000 people tuning in at one point. Other highlights include Drake talking up pineapple pizza and giving his thoughts on how Fortnite can improve.