Monday 23 October 2017

Girls in Green make me proud to be Irish

l Watching from the edge of my seat as the Irish team repelled attack after attack from the Italians (as RTE belatedly granted the Irish women's rugby team more than a desultory 23 seconds coverage time) was the somewhat nerve-wracking highlight of my St Patrick's Day.

• Watching from the edge of my seat as the Irish team repelled attack after attack from the Italians (as RTE belatedly granted the Irish women's rugby team more than a desultory 23 seconds coverage time) was the somewhat nerve-wracking highlight of my St Patrick's Day.

March 16 represented a nadir for the Irish men's team, but what a difference a day makes.

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