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Ireland International Reveals Abusive Comments Family Endured During Six Nations Game

Ireland International Reveals Abusive Comments Family Endured During Six Nations Game

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.

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.

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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.

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