For a historic occasion, with the first 'foreign' game at Croke Park, the game was worthy. It was close to the wire all the way, and either side could have taken it. Ireland drove the maul and won a penalty with minutes to go when France collapsed the maul. This took them 4 points ahead, with an almost assured victory. That is until France scored a try in the closing seconds.
Whilst it's not the fairy tale result for Ireland, both teams played well - and both teams, on current form, look like they'll be able to comfortably tackle everything else before them.
On the 24th, England play Ireland at Croke park, and France play Wales. Both England and Wales look set to have a really hard time of it.