A try by Brian O'Driscoll after only three minutes gave Ireland a lead they never lost in the first half against Wales in Cardiff in a very exciting game
A last second penalty gave Ireland a 13-9 lead at the half with all to play for in the second half.
O'Gara kicked the penalty as he had kicked one earlier
Ireland were plagued by penalties again during the first period and were made to suffer by some excellent goal kicking by Wales.