The magic carpet trip is nicely and actually over, as Eire crashed out of the Rugby World Cup on the Quarter Closing stage but once more final night time.
Eire had been defeated 28-24 by an impressed New Zealand workforce, because the All Blacks capitalised on a number of pricey Irish errors all through the sport.
The match additionally marked Johnny Sexton’s last recreation of his legendary profession, with goals of going out on high shattered by “the Quarter Closing curse” as soon as once more for the boys in inexperienced.
Whereas Irish eyes are hurting this morning nonetheless, there must be trigger for optimism shifting ahead – the win in opposition to South Africa within the pool stage, and a Six Nations Grand Slam within the again pocket from earlier within the yr are proof that this received’t be Eire’s solely likelihood to win all of it on the worldwide stage for years to come back.
Nationwide: Heartbreak in Paris as Eire crash out of Rugby World Cup was final modified: October fifteenth, 2023 by