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.
Even then Ireland had to ride their luck because deep in injury time, referee Steve Landers signalled a penalty to Wales directly in front of the Irish posts but Wales continued to play long enough for the penalty award to be swallowed up in the advantage.
Wales out-scored Ireland three tries to two, Keith Gleeson getting both the Irish tries and the Irish led 14-7 at the break. They extended that lead when Gleeson scored early in the second half but from then on it was Wales who set the pace only to be denied by that piece of O'Gara magic at the end. The tries for Wales came from the outstanding Jones in the first half and a try apiece for Martyn Williams and Gareth Thomas in the second.