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Ireland's defeat was hard to stomach, but all is not lost

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Ireland dejected following the 2020 Guinness Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on February 23, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Ireland dejected following the 2020 Guinness Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on February 23, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

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Ireland dejected following the 2020 Guinness Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on February 23, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Once again the Ireland rugby team has flattered to deceive. Having already beaten Scotland and Wales, going in to yesterday's crunch match with England they still had the opportunity to win a Triple Crown or even a Grand Slam.

England won comprehensively by 24 points to 12, and the harsh reality is that Ireland played badly in the first half and never looked like winners.

However, all hope is not lost.

Ireland are still in contention to win the championship, though unlikely on yesterday's form. The beauty of sport, however, is that it is full of surprises, either way. It might still be "Ireland's Call".

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