A devastated Rory Best says ireland have no-one to blame but themselves as their Six Nations hopes came to a feeble end in Cardiff.
oe Schmidt's me never looked like title winners as the Welsh ran in three tires in a 22-9 victory in the Principality Stadium.
"We largely have ourselves to blame. Wales are a quality side but at the same time we made a lot of errors and had chances to get in front and bar the 6-5 we never got in front and we were never able to dominate the scoreboard the way we would like," said Best on RTE after the match.
"We had a few chance sin their 22 that we didn't convert.
"They put us under pressure but we have got to deal with that a bit better. It wasn't really like us. We are normally more clinical than that, to not score is very disappointing.
"It's devastating. We came here expecting to win, we knew we had the quality to win. We knew it was going to be a tough ask and a tough game, as it was. We will look back at that on Monday morning and will be really disappointed. We let them off the hook a little bit. Credit to them, they took their chances well."