Victorious coach Joe Schmidt hailed his Ireland side for shrugging off the disappointment of last weekend's 23-16 defeat in Wales that blew a Grand Slam, to refocus and still regain the Six Nations title.

On a tense final day in this year's championship, Ireland's 40-10 win over Scotland at Murrayfield was ultimately decisive in spite of England running in seven tries in their 55-35 victory over France

"The two titles are special for different reasons," said Schmidt.

"This is special because of the way we had to rebound from last week.

"It's special because it's been so long since we've put back-to-back Six Nations together."

Former Leinster and Clermont coach Schmidt admitted the end of the Six Nations would bring a dose of personal reality.

Schmidt's 11-year-old son Luke battled a brain tumour aged four and suffers from epilepsy.

The Ireland boss and his wife will take their son for treatment overseas next week, with Schmidt happy to put rugby in its proper context.

"It's special because it's been so long since we've put back-to-back Six Nations together" - Joe Schmidt

"Winning this tournament is a massive boost for us to be honest," said Schmidt.

"But the reality for me is that I'm on dad duty. I've got a sick son and we're off overseas to see specialists to try to get some help with him, so the reality for me is a long way from rugby when we fly out on Tuesday.

"So I'll park the rugby for a little while, and we'll see if we can get really lucky on both sides of what's important to us, and then we'll look towards the World Cup towards the end of April.

"There are 40,000 people with epilepsy in Ireland, so if I can help raise awareness of the condition, then hopefully that's a positive."