It was all set up for a glorious night at the Aviva but in the end the crowd shuffled out with broken hearts and shattered dreams as England defeated Ireland by a score of 32-20.
A repeat of last year's Grand Slam is now out the window but with four games remaining we're still in with a shout of retaining our Six Nations title. For that to happen though, Ireland will have to improve considerably on today's performance.
Credit where it's due, England played us off the park and we'll just have to dust ourselves down and go again.
Gutted & so disappointed but we are definitely 2nd best today. #IREvENG
— Niav Halpin (@NiavCHalpin) February 2, 2019
aw jesus #IREvENG
— Allan Leeson (@Allan_Bag) February 2, 2019
— David Boughton (@boughtod) February 2, 2019
Awful. Awful. Awful. ????????♀️ #IREvENG
— Fiona Dunne (@Fiona_Dunne) February 2, 2019
I should have turned my TV off after the first half #IREvENG
— Rachel ⚡️ (@Rachie_h0ward_) February 2, 2019
This is carnage! England after smashing Ireland here #IREvENG
— Barry Brown (@MrBarryBrown) February 2, 2019
Awful stuff from Ireland, haven’t been at the races at all #IREvENG
— Adam Maguire (@AdamMaguire) February 2, 2019
Well, that's that fucked. #IREvENG
— Brian Nisbet (@natural20) February 2, 2019
England the better team.
Well played Slade.#IREVENG
— Conor Mullen (@IamConorMullen) February 2, 2019
Worst I've seen us since Argentina in the World Cup 2015 ????#IREvENG
— Carl Mullan (@CarlMullan) February 2, 2019
Ireland are ???? #IREvENG
— Alan (@Dublinred83) February 2, 2019
Very bad performance today #IREvENG
— Joey Browne (@joeybrowne9) February 2, 2019