Balance between fire and ice sets future template for Ireland

The seeds of a proper revival have been planted against France and are starting to grow

Chiedozie Ogbene: ‘We’re trying to slowly build a winning mentality and that’s not going to happen overnight.’ Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Tommy Conlon

Just because the culture here no longer tolerates moral victories, it doesn’t mean that we should turn our noses up at heroic defeats too.