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He started four of Ireland’s RBS 6 Nations matches, missing the France clash but scoring in the defeat to Scotland at Murrayfield.
He was powerless to prevent Ireland finishing fifth though as defeats against England and Italy were also forthcoming, something that still sits uneasily with Gilroy.
“We knew we couldn't win the competition (in Rome), but with the talk of it being a few players’ last game, we really wanted to prove something. It was probably the biggest disappointment,” Gilroy told the Irish Independent.
“I loved the Six Nations, despite not doing as well as we should have, I feel I had a lot more to show and prove, and still have lots to show in the future.
“It's a fantastic competition, one I never thought I'd be playing in, and getting the opportunity to play with the likes of the guys that I did – the (Ronan) O'Garas and (Brian) O'Driscolls – was a great experience.
“I was privileged to play under Declan (Kidney). He'll always be that coach for me who gave me a chance, which is special.”