Ghiraldini explained: "Sadly it's not my first defeat with Italy. We had trained well during the week for this game.
"But we're lacking something in every area and particularly from a physical perspective. We can't hide, we've not got a strong point that we can fall back on when we're struggling. We missed lineouts, we conceded penalties at scrum-time and in open play. And when those errors add up it's impossible to win against a team like Ireland.
"We spent 80 percent of the first half in our own half. They were camped in our 22. It was difficult to defend effectively. When we were able to attack we were able to score points but still.
"We should have played more of the game in their half, and kept hold of the ball as we did at times. We'll have to take those positives into the England game."
Conor O'Shea will lead his side to matches against Fiji and Australia
30 March 2017, 2:36pm
After a disappointing RBS 6 Nations campaign for the Azzurri - losing all five of their Championship matches and picking up their 12th Wooden Spoon - they will be licking their wounds ahead of their summer tour Down Under.