Ireland is now playing at the top table in world Rugby, with clubs and country considered among the toughest around.
It wasn't always like this, and for decades we propped up the bottom of the tables, with moral victories often the most we could hope for.
Ray McManus and his team at Sportsfile have been there throughout, passionately following the boys in green (and blue, red, white and the dark green of Connaught), capturing the essence of this physical, punishing sport and those who play it. With reminiscences from photographers and players alike, this book is a look back over the decades at the legendary players, matches and moments that have contributed to the narrative of our contribution to one of the world's most exciting sports.
A must for rugby fans wherever they are.