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Sinead Kissane: Our dragon-slaying heroes put a spring in the step of a nation

Published 04/02/2013 | 17:00

Green shoots in Cardiff on the first Saturday of spring? It was what Irish fans were rooting for when around 7,000 descended on the Welsh capital last weekend – daring to dream of how this season could blossom if Ireland managed an opening Six Nations victory over Wales.

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The excitement created by Ireland's win over Argentina last November had wintered well. Supporters were now looking to the Championship in the hope that the spark created against the Pumas would catch fire in this tournament.

It would, wouldn't it?

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