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"The Irish Media Gave Us No Chance"- Tadhg Beirne Sums Up Scarlets' Superb Pro 12 Win

"The Irish Media Gave Us No Chance"- Tadhg Beirne Sums Up Scarlets' Superb Pro 12 Win

While Saturday's Guinness Pro 12 final ended up being a forgettable one for Munster rugby and indeed the vast majority in attendance at the Aviva Stadium, there was one Irishman who was absolutely beaming after the final whistle.

Kildare man Tadhg Beirne picked a bloody good day to score his first senior try of the season as his Scarlets side ran out 46-22 winners in a breathtaking display that left Munster out of ideas and out of the game by half-time.

For Beirne, the victory capped a whirlwind year as he left Leinster in May of 2016 having made just four senior appearances. He landed in Wales for what he himself admitted was his last chance, and having broken into the Scarlets side in November he never looked back.

After scoring a try in the final at the Aviva Stadium, Beirne gave a rousing interview to the BBC where he praised his teammates having been supposedly been written off in the Irish media all week.

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Fair play to him, he was excellent on the day and it's great to see a success story following his move to Wales.

Many Munster fans were left puzzled by the ongoing search for a second-row to replace Donnacha Ryan when there's an Irishman charging through their pack for a Welsh team, so it will be interesting to see if the IRFU try and tempt him back to these shores on the back of a strong season.

For now, however, all Tadhg Beirne has to worry about is celebrating a Pro 12 title win in his own backyard.

Mikey Traynor

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