The Grand Slam is the ultimate goal, but Ireland's rugby heroes have been enjoying their Six Nations Championship win with family and friends.
Joe Schmidt and his team were full of smiles as they posed for photographs with fans outside the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, where they stayed last night following their 28-8 win over Scotland at the Aviva Stadium.
England's defeat in Paris a couple of hours later ensured a third Six Nations title in five years for Ireland.
The trip to Twickenham is still what Irish fans had hoped it would be: a chase for the Grand Slam. Even if it doesn't represent the same for England, who have been resigned to that for a couple of weeks now, and came up short of the target last night in Paris. But it's still a glorious proposition for an Ireland side who now have a record 11 straight wins, and equalled the record 12 games unbeaten established from 2008-2010.
The new Scottish Rugby revolution and the Loch Ness Monster? There is a strong suspicion that neither exists. Yesterday's Test match? In the end what really mattered was what you did with what you had and this was demonstrated in a 20-point victory.
Comment & Analysis
If you had said to me at the start of this Six Nations that Ireland would win the title with a game to spare and England would finish fifth, I might have called for the men in white coats to come and take you away. Yet that is now a very serious possibility should England lose to Ireland at Twickenham next Saturday and other results go against them.
Eddie Jones has admitted that his England side have been left behind after losing their grip on the Six Nations, with Saturday’s 22-16 defeat by France handing Ireland the title with a round to spare.