After a less than impressive Autumn International campaign, questions were being asked about the strength of the Irish team. In such a big year for Women's Rugby in Ireland (the World Cup takes place here in August), they needed to step up and prove themselves, which is exactly what they've done.
Ireland haven't had any easy time, losing their captain Niamh Briggs to injury and the loss of three top players before the French game was tough, but they've made it all the way to the final weekend unbeaten. They now have a chance to win the Championship and the Grand Slam in front of a home crowd on St. Patrick's Day, a fairy tale scenario for any Irish player.
England are an excellent side, they beat Scotland 64 - 0 last week and beat Wales 63 - 0 in Round 2. They will be Ireland's toughest opponents but if Ireland put in a strong performance, and the crowd get behind them, they have the talent and skill to win.
15. Kim Flood 14. Hannah Tyrrell 13. Jenny Murphy 12. Sene Naoupu 11. Ali Miller 10. Nora Stapleton 9. Larissa Muldoon 8. Paula Fitzpatrick 7. Claire Molloy 6. Ciara Griffin 5. Mary Louise Reilly 4. Sophie Spence 3. Ailis Egan 2. Leah Lyons 1. Lindsay Peat
16. Ciara O'Connor 17. Ilse Van Staden 18. Ruth O'Reilly 19. Ciara Cooney 20. Nichola Fryday 21. Mary Healy 22. Nikki Caughey 23. Mairead Coyne