Six Nations Championship
Ireland's road to the Grand Slam
March 27, 2009
However, the title-decider with their Celtic rivals was just the final enthralling act in this year's Championship. The foundations for only their second clean sweep, and first in 61-years, were laid with hard-fought victories over France, Italy, England and Scotland.
Re-live Ireland's triumph with our slideshow tribute.
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We bring you our pick of the best pictures from around the world in the last seven days with the battle for Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup glory taking centre stage