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Snow cancels Ireland's Grand Slam heroes' welcome in Dublin's Aviva Stadium

Ireland's Aviva Stadium homecoming for its Grand Slam heroes has been cancelled because of the adverse weather conditions gripping the country.

A warning for snow and ice has been extended by six hours. Thousands of fans had been expected to attend the Dublin event on Sunday March 18.

The IRFU tweeted to fans that the event had been hit by "heavy snow".

The St Patrick's Day showdown against England in London saw three tries in the first half put Ireland in a commanding position and while they managed only a penalty after the turn, it was enough for their third ever Slam.

A historic day for Ireland but for Jacob Stockdale too whose seventh try of the campaign set a new Six Nations record.

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