Ireland flanker Peter O’Mahony hailed his side’s opening as they edged an in-form England side 13-9 during a Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
O’Mahony, who was usually called into a starting XV when Jamie Heaslip suffered an ankle damage in a warm-up, was a stand-out performer.
Ireland were clearly bleeding after losing to Wales and deservedly came out on tip to finish second in a table, that anxious a back-row.
“It came from a special organisation of guys, we were unhappy with a approach some of a formula have left though we knew low down there’s a lot of heart there,” a industrious O’Mahony told RTÉ after a Dublin win.
“Fellas display adult for any other and fellas display adult for what is special to them, not only on a representation though off it as well. It was a good performance.
“It [Cardiff] pennyless a hearts really. The support we have each time we come here and abroad is extraordinary and we let a lot of people down so appreciate we for today.
“It was a large one for is, we indispensable to uncover everybody how most it meant to us and we consider we did today.”
Meanwhile, captain Rory Best was equally unapproachable of his group and praised them for their bravery to get over a beating of final week.
“We knew England are a large side and we knew we’d have to furnish a unequivocally large opening and there’s no doubt a boys fronted up,” he said.
“The throng here as always was illusory and only each time England got a bit of momentum, a throng only carried and it was a large lift for us to assistance stop that.
“We talked all week that it wasn’t about interlude them [England] doing anything, it was about us producing a opening estimable of this team, estimable of this throng and estimable of a arise it was and we’re really happy with that.
“We’ll demeanour behind on this debate and aspects we weren’t happy with though that was a bit some-more like it. We didn’t let anyone down today.”