With a positive playing impact from Buccaneers eminent club footballer, Robbie Henshaw, Ireland almost achieved a much needed morale boosting victory against Six Nations favourites France on Sunday afternoon in the Aviva Stadium.
Henshaw, who made a stellar contribution away to Wales last weekend, put in another strong performance from his No. 12 berth as the Buccaneers centre earned his 49th senior cap.
Luckless Ireland dominated for most of the first half and were denied a try that could have been pivotal when James Lowe’s boot just about touched the sideline as he grounded the ball. Ireland’s failure to score when France had a player sin-binned was crucial, a period during which Les Blues scored their opening try.
The players get a brief break before the third round of fixtures in which Ireland take on Italy in Rome in a fortnight’s time.
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Deepest sympathy is extended to Sinead Lyster and Maurice O’Connell and family on the recent passing of their mother Elizabeth. Heartfelt condolences to Conor and Kieran Cleary on the death of their father Noel.