Even if the result at the Aviva on Saturday evening was hugely disappointing, it was quite the opening weekend in the 2019 Guinness Six Nations.
The amazing tries. The breathless defending. The edge of your seat drama. There's nothing quite like the Guinness Six Nations as far as rugby tournaments go. Last weekend was no different.
This ad from Guinness perfectly captures the wonderful spirit of camaraderie that makes the Guinness Six Nations unique in world sport.
The Grand Slam not be a runner for Ireland this year but we can be sure there'll be many more twists and turns before Ireland play Wales on the 16th of March in Cardiff.