Saturday 23 March 2019

Who can forget that magical moment from Ronan O'Gara in 2009?

Ronan O’Gara’s drop goal in 2009 caused your correspondent to abandon any pretence to either professionalism or neutrality. Photo: SPORTSFILE
Ronan O’Gara’s drop goal in 2009 caused your correspondent to abandon any pretence to either professionalism or neutrality. Photo: SPORTSFILE

WE asked you for your favourite memories against Wales.

Wales V Ireland Memorable moments

“Who can forget 2009.The Grand Slam. Ireland was in the middle of the recession, but our rugby team was the talk of the nation. The drop goal by Ronan O’Gara was gone into the category of one of our greatest sporting moments. His drop kick prompted great commentary by Ryle Nugent and Michael Corcoran.” – Martin, Munster fan

“Noel Mannion running the length of the field in 1987 and then collapsing.” – Joe, Munster fan

“Has to be in the final game of the Six Nations in 2009 when we were all at the edge of our seats watching the game in Cardiff, praying for Stephen Jones to miss that last second penalty.” – Darren, Leinster fan

“My first-time seeing Ireland beat Wales at Lansdowne Road in 1980.  We were two lonely Irish supporters in the middle of a very patriotic Welsh crowd.  They sang brilliantly until defeat was staring them in the face. But very enjoyable anyway as they were such good-humoured supporters.” – Patricia, Leinster fan

“Stockdale’s interception for the last try against Wales in 2018.” – Brian, Leinster fan

“The Welsh penalty dropping short in Cardiff for Ireland’s Grand slam.” – Matt, Leinster fan

“Tommy Bowe's try in the Grand Slam match in Cardiff.” – Robin, Ulster fan

“Being in Cardiff when Ireland won the Grand Slam and enjoying the great friendships that Ireland and Wales have to the point the Welsh supporters said, ‘We’d like to win but we won’t be too disappointed if you win the Grand Slam’. Magic moment and a lasting memory.” – Harry, Munster fan

“Ronan O Gara's last minute penalty to secure Ireland the 2009 Grand Slam!” – Mark, Leinster fan

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