On Sunday afternoon in Donnybrook, the Irish women replicated what the men had done a day earlier: victory against Wales. The scoreline was even more emphatic - 35-12 - than that in the game at the Aviva on Saturday.
Front row Leah Lyons got the scoring underway for Ireland after 15 minutes, touching down off a driving maul from a lineout.
— RTÉ Rugby (@RTErugby) February 25, 2018
That was the first of five tries for Ireland in a bonus point win. Not everyone in the crowd was appreciative of Lyons's contribution - that included one Irish fan.
On Monday morning, Lyons tweeted regarding some abuse which had been directed her way.
So after a great win yesterday, this was relayed to me.. ain’t got nothing good to say, say nothing at all #womensrugby #6nations #sillyman #notcool #IREvWAL #wrugby #thinkbeforeyouspeak pic.twitter.com/9Zg6fUMCeZ
— Leah Lyons (@LEAH__LYONZ) February 26, 2018
Though she did not hear it at the time, her family did hear one male spectator calling her a "heifer".
Poor choice of wording from a man in the crowd (Irish) yesterday... 'Heifer' in relating to myself ... you're seated 3 rows away from my family who heard you and surrounded be young children girls and boys who are all shapes and sizes.
Rugby is a game for all!
No one is perfect I realise I'm an example of that, but have a bit of respect! Good to hear that someone in the crowd gave you a flake of a flag and told you be quiet!
Ain't got nothing good to say, say nothing at all.