Ireland has won the Grand Slam on Saint Patrick's Day, defeating England in their final game of the Six Nations!
England suffered a 15-24 loss to Ireland in their final game of the 2018 Six Nations Rugby Championship. Ireland had already won the Six Nations title but now take home only their third Grand Slam in the history of the competition, beating all the other competing countries over the past several weeks.
Just to put it into context for non-rugby fans: Ireland has beaten England (something we'll celebrate any day of the year) on English soil, at a game invented in England on March 17, Ireland's biggest and most patriotic day of the year. To say that Ireland is excited is an understatement and you can expect the Saint Patrick's Day revelries across the world to be even more extreme after the Irish win.
IRELAND BEAT ENGLAND IN TWICKENHAM— Andy McGeady (@andymcgeady) March 17, 2018
The third time Ireland have EVER beaten England and France away in the same 5/6 Nations Championship gives Ireland their THIRD Grand Slam.
And on #StPatricksDay too.
This is a thing of beauty.#ENGvIRE #6N
Let the celebrations begin! Irish people the world over are already making the most of the victory happening on our national holiday:
IRELAND HAVE WON THE GRAND SLAM 🇮🇪🏆 pic.twitter.com/pJd6t3stH5— 98FM (@98FM) March 17, 2018
Ireland just won the Grand Slam in England. On St. Patrick’s Day.— Ryan Cullen (@RyanCullen90) March 17, 2018
O’Connell Street is going to look exactly like it did during the 1916 Easter rising
Ireland get their trophy! Grand Slam champions. pic.twitter.com/Sq2nSJK5LO— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) March 17, 2018
As we celebrate Ireland’s Grand Slam let’s not be churlish and remember to congratulate England on avoiding the wooden spoon with their 5th place finish in the Six Nations 😱😱😱😱😱— Mike Nesbitt (@mikenesbittni) March 17, 2018
Whoooohooooooo! Whoopdeedoo!!— Brian Nolan (@GalwayWalks) March 17, 2018
Six Nations Champs, Triple Crown and Grand Slam.... so proud of the #Irish Rugby Team... so proud to be from #Ireland. Rory Best... such a great captain... the proudest Irishman! #IRELAND #ENGvIRE#COYBIG #grandslamchamps #GrandSlam #StPatricksDay pic.twitter.com/nCo0Jz6bGm
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