Luck stays with the Irish
A SUPERB performance from veteran fly-half Ronan O’Gara has inspired Ireland to a 21-18 Six Nations win over ragged Scotland at Murrayfield. Recalled for his 106th cap, the 33-year-old Munster tactician scored 11 points with a try and three conversions to go alongside first half tries from Jamie Heaslip and Eoin Reddan. Only Irish generosity on the penalty count kept Scotland in the game with Chris Paterson sending over 15 points with the boot and Dan Parks adding a drop goal. The win keeps Ireland’s championship hopes alive while Scotland are now staring down the barrel of a likely Wooden Spoon showdown with Italy. ‘‘ In the end it comes down to one’s tactics and intensity,’’ said O’Gara.