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Tom Tierney's girls make it an Ireland double with Six Nations win

By Staff Reporter

The men made supporters sweat until the bitter end but there was no such drama with the women yesterday as they clinically demolished Scotland at Broadwood Stadium near Glasgow to seal a second Six Nations title in three years.

This season had been billed as a 'transition' but if this tournament is anything to go by, women's rugby in Ireland continues on its rapidly growing upward curve.

France's 21-15 win over England on Saturday meant that Ireland's fate was put entirely in their own hands and needing a 27-point win, they had a massive 43 to spare by the full-time whistle when they also got their hands on the Triple Crown.

"I'm absolutely delighted, for the girls," said Tierney afterwards. "They put in absolutely everything for the last three months. There was a lot of what ifs and what was going to happen after a lot of quality of players retired last season.

"We were going into the unknown a small bit but I take my hat off to them, they were superb. To win the Championship is just the icing on the cake."

In truth, Scotland were absolutely no match for an Ireland side who dominated them from start to finish in every facet. The margin of victory was the biggest in Irish women's international rugby history. Another remarkable achievement from a team who continue to defy the odds.

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