Lise Hand: Try, try, and try again as stubborn Scots are swept away
THE rain and gales of recent days had faded, leaving in their wake a bright blue sky. The weather in Dublin 4 was cold and calm – perfect conditions for the opening match of Ireland's Six Nations campaign.
But there were little gusts of nervousness blowing around the stands of the Aviva stadium.
They weren't emanating from the Irish team, who were warming up on the immaculate pitch as countdown to the opening match ticked by.