This is how half the world is entitled today, the great success of the Rugby Team of the Republic of Ireland in the VI Nations of 2009. Brand (from which we took photos and classification) describes "In an impressive end of the game, with exchanges of two drops in the last five minutes and with a stroke of punishment with the time served that remained in front of sticks ... Ireland has won Wales by 15-17, which conquers the VI Nations Tournament, 24 years after the previous one, takes the Triple Crown, fourth of the last six years, and, above all, celebrates the second Grand Slam of its history ... 61 years after the previous one . Chapeau for the O'Gara, O'Driscoll, O'Connell and company ... Go Irish! "
"And it is that the VI Nations 2009 will not only be remembered for being the tournament that does justice with a great generation of players, perhaps the 'green' rugby gold generation, which did not deserve to leave the international scene without a success like the current one, but it will also take time to forget about a thrilling and exciting end that was about to leave Ireland with honey on the lips. That is, with the triumph of the VI Nations, but without the Grand Slam or the Triple Crown, which would have left the title in the background. "
"It was a seen and not seen. After the drop of Stephen Jones that put Wales with the advantage of a point in the absence of five minutes came the Irish attack and the response of Ronan O'Gara, with another 'early boat' that established the definitive 15-17. This is how Ireland entered history four days after celebrating St. Patrick, its patron, happier than ever. And all thanks to Ronan O'Gara, the top scorer in the history of the tournament. "But to get here, before Ireland had to win on Day 4 to Scotland in Murrayfield by 15-22, and in the Day 3 to England in the last game of Croke Park by 14-13, and in the Day 2 to Italy at the Flaminio stadium by 9-38 and ... and what WE WILL NEVER FORGET it will be that 30-21 of the first day against France we saw live at the stadium, and that made Isaac fall in love with Ireland since what we lived in Croke Park that day It is something unrepeatable.
The final classification of the 2009 edition of the "VI NATIONS" is as follows, with England as the champion of the Calcutta Cup and Italy with the dubious honor of being the "wooden spoon."
And next year what? We do not rule out returning ... GO IRISH GO !!
Isaac, from Dublin (Ireland)