4 Dec, 10:19
Grand Slam winners Fiona Coghlan and Nora Stapelton have returned the Women's RBS 6 Nations trophy to Chief Executive John Feehan at the Six Nations offices in Dublin.
Team manager also referred to ring rustiness but was happy that "when the chances presented themselves we took them. We displayed some excellent ball skills and excellent running and although it's hard to use this as a yardstick for Test rugby, it's a good start."
"There were parts of the game that I was disappointed with, we put pressure on ourselves at times and if we did it against a Test side we'd be made pay. But we can work on that. There was ring rustiness as I've said. I must say I'm very happy with the attitude of the team and the management. It's been a good start and we go on from there." There was disappointment before kick off for John Kelly and John O'Neill who had originally been included in an extended nine strong replacement bench. Match officials ruled that only seven players could be togged out and therefore Kelly and O'Neill found themselves remaining in their No 1s.