PRESIDENT MICHAEL D HIGGINS has congratulated Ireland’s women’s rugby team for their brilliant Grand Slam victory in the Six Nations.
The girls in green beat Italy 6-3 in Milan on Sunday and there was a jubilant message from Áras an Uachtarán shortly afterwards.
“I want to congratulate our women’s rugby team on winning the grand slam in Milan today,” read President Higgins’ statement.
“This is an outstanding achievement and one we can all enjoy with pride on our national day.
“The team has performed brilliantly all season and their preparation, commitment and courage has been rewarded today.
“This grand slam winning performance again highlights the ever increasing success of women in sport in this country, and without doubt will contribute to further participation by women in sport and will help gain the due recognition that women’s sports deserves.
“Sabina and myself plan to invite the team and their officials to a reception in the Áras in the near future.”