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.
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