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Ireland Fans Find Silver Lining From Wales Loss In The Form Of Kieran Marmion

RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 4, Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales 10/3/2017 Wales vs Ireland Ireland's Kieran Marmion attempts to talk to referee Wayne Barnes

Ireland suffered a disheartening loss to Wales in on Friday night, leaving their Six Nations dreams in tatters for another year.

Joe Schmidt’s side went down 22-9 to the Welsh in an error-strewn performance in the Principality Stadium – and while he will feel that his side left it behind in Cardiff, conceding three tries without reply is indicative of how Wales were fully deserving of their win.

While there were very few Irish players to emerge from the loss with much credit, the second half display of Kieran Marmion did catch the eye of many. With Conor Murray visibly struggling with injury in the first half, Marmion replaced the Munster scrum-half six minutes into the second half and in the remaining half an hour or so, he gave a performance that was full of energy and earned a few new fans in the process:

Ireland Rugby Squad Training, Carton House, Co. Kildare 8/3/2017 Kieran Marmion Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The 25-year-old Connacht player was making his twelfth appearance in an Irish shirt, and has done his chances of appearing against England next week no harm at all.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.