This victory by the Irish Ladies Rugby team in yesterday's World Cup game in Paris can take it's place along side the great Irish sporting achievements in history. The New Zealand All-Blacks are the kingpins of both men's and women's rugby. Their ladies have won the last four world cups without losing a game in the competition since 1991 until yesterday. When one considers that the Irish team are all amateurs, drawing from a small pool of players, and conceding a big weight advantage to New Zealand who are a professional team, the enormity of their achievement becomes clear. We can now hope that their male counterparts will achieve that long-hoped-for win over the All-Blacks.