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Friday 15 December 2017

Six Nations heroes all line out together to celebrate historic wins

Ireland's winning captain Niamh Briggs is congratulated by Sean O'Brien at the Four Seasons hotel.
Ireland's winning captain Niamh Briggs is congratulated by Sean O'Brien at the Four Seasons hotel.

Ireland's Six Nation heroes celebrated their epic victories in style on Sunday night as both the men and women's teams hit the town. Ladies captain Niamh Briggs revealed the girls partied in Coppers after their mammoth 73-3 victory over Scotland.

And their male counterparts equally painted the town red with a "few heads" popping up in the Dublin hotspot.

"It was absolutely fantastic, we got an unbelievable reception at the airport" said Niamh.

"It was great to go into town then. Everyone is in great spirits - it's been a bit of a whirlwind," added the Waterford native.

The lads retired to the Dublin Intercontinental Hotel after their night of celebrations but were on hand to welcome the ladies the next day.

Rob Kearney, Peter O'Mahony and Marty Moore were among those to greet the women as they arrived at the plush hotel for a celebratory function.

The lads and ladies posed for pictures in the lobby to applause from onlookers.

Niamh revealed that the women never doubted that they would return with cup in hand.

"We were focused on what our job was and we really wanted to be very professional," she said.

"The girls knew what their jobs were, so we started turning the screw and became ruthless."

The men's team trampled over Scotland on Saturday to take the Six Nations title for the second year in a row.

Meanwhile, the women's victory against Scotland brought them the second Six Nations success in three seasons, last claiming the Grand Slam in 2013.

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