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Still game on for Ireland despite their shaky start

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Andy Farrell praised the performance of Sexton following injury (Donall Farmer/PA)

Andy Farrell praised the performance of Sexton following injury (Donall Farmer/PA)

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Andy Farrell praised the performance of Sexton following injury (Donall Farmer/PA)

The Six Nations rugby championship is upon us, and the once all-conquering Irish have had a shaky start by beating a brave but unlucky Scotland in Dublin.

After Joe Schmidt, new coach Andy Farrell had big boots to fill, and Saturday's win was much harder work than expected.

Nevertheless, a win is a win and we are still in the game for the championship or - dare to dream - a Grand Slam, no matter how difficult that might be. However, everyone except the English will welcome France's victory in Paris yesterday.

So for Ireland, who are still on the trail for trophies, it is very much game on.

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