Under the expert stewardship of New Zealander Joe Schmidt, the Irish rugby team are going from strength to strength.

Once they got over a first round wobble against the French with a narrow 2 point win, the team proceeded to beat all comers en route to another famous Grand Slam. 

This prestigious silverware came close to home recently when it made a rare appearance in Mitchelstown Leisure Centre.

Club members were out in force for last Friday's event which attracted a fine crowd.

Coverage in this week’s Print & Digital Edition