Two tries from Scarlets centre George North helped Wales see off a spirited Ireland 24-18 in the Five Nations clash at Llandovery.
The rampaging North was in unstoppable form while club team-mate Rob Evans also crossed with Matthew Morgan landing three conversions and Joseff Griffin a penalty.
Ireland got off to a fine start when Patrick Jackson landed a penalty from 30 metres but North was soon on the scoresheet with Morgan adding the extras.
Evans charged over just before the break from close range, Morgan again converting, before Jackson narrowed the gap with his second penalty.
After the break Eli Walker laid North’s second try on for him before Ireland finally came to life in attack.
Replacements Conor Gilsenan and Michael Corballis both went over with Jackson also landing a conversion to close the gap to 21-18 with seven minutes to go.
But replacement fly-half Griffin kicked an angled penalty with four minutes remaining to calm the nerves and complete the win.