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Ministers Martin and Byrne congratulate Irish Rugby team on historic Grand Slam victory

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, and Sport, Catherine Martin, TD, and the Minister of State for Sport and Physical Education, Thomas Byrne TD, have congratulated the Irish Rugby team on a historic victory over England which secured the Six Nations Grand Slam at the Aviva Stadium.


Minister Martin said:


“I wish to congratulate the Irish Rugby team on a fantastic victory today over England, which secured the Six Nation title. Throughout this year’s championship, the Irish team have proven themselves capable of responding to all challenges, and have been a credit to the country. The continued success of the team augurs well for the future of the Irish Rugby, in what could be a momentous year with the upcoming World Cup in France.”


Minister Byrne added:


"The Irish Rugby team continue to reach new heights. Their emphatic Six Nations triumph further cements their current status as the number one team in the world. I want to congratulate the team members, Andy Farrell and all of his staff on a fantastic championship win."