Thursday 21 September 2017

We've plenty more chances to be magnificent

Ireland's Jonathan Sexton, left, Mike Ross, centre, and Sean Cronin leave the pitch after the game
Ireland's Jonathan Sexton, left, Mike Ross, centre, and Sean Cronin leave the pitch after the game

* When you acquit yourself with honour, dignity, and courage in the face of overwhelming force, it is difficult to entertain the concept of defeat.

The performance of Ireland against the All Blacks was, in my opinion, the best by an Irish team in the last 50 years.

And it is ours to savour. I have left Lansdowne Road after Irish victories that were less noble than this defeat.

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