Coming into the weekend we had hope, we had late Saturday night rugby (never a good idea) and the possibility of silverware. How was your Saturday night? Going in I was hopeful but trying to remain realistic. I felt that if Ireland could stay close, stay strong and start well the French may retreat, especially … More Ireland v France, outbursts and mute buttons.
This Halloween Ireland march over the a locked down Paris to take on the resurgent French with the whiff of a title in the air. A whiff which is slightly different to the smell we had over the last 14 months. As I write this, only the irish team has been named but what are … More Ireland v France, for all the marbles.
I allowed an extra day to let the weekends results settle and to wait for the online backlash to subside a bit before reviewing the Irish exodus from Europe. Firstly, this is not the end of days like many would have you believe, losses happen in sport, it is all about what happens next after … More The Irish exit Europe, but it is not the end of days
Here we go! The biggest game of the season is hours away. The teams have been named and I haven’t been this excited to watch 30 fellas run around in shorts since…………… well that is private and for another blog Leinster welcome the scalp they want in Saracens to the Aviva this weekend and Saracens … More Leinster v Saracens, 2 teams chase 1 scalp.
The eve of the Guinness pro 14 final is upon us. Leinster take on Ulster in the culmination of a mad season. A season that delivered for the most part. 1 finalist is expected; maybe the other one is not? Coming out of lockdown and back into the season wasn’t easy for any team, and … More Ulster v Leinster: The Dog v The Machine
That was an emotional rollercoaster of a weekend for Irish rugby. Leinster v Munster had a lot of people reaching for the bottle and then Ulster v Edinburgh was so exciting it had people reaching for the Xanax. Starting in Dublin where Munster’s momentum hinged on a performance and a result against a Leinster side … More The Madigan show and a cure for insomnia
Red alert! Battle stations! We are back! Not only is rugby back in this part of the world but we start with the interpro’s, we start with the biggest interpro. Leinster v Munster kicks off on Saturday at 19:35.
Firstly, I hope everyone reading is safe and well. I hope the lockdown and our way out of it has not been too hard for you. It is tough on everyone, but together we can get through this. Now onto the rugby. Our game is back this weekend. The pro14 is back this weekend starting … More Covid, the Pro 14 and great expectations.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qiyuz-d9619e Back in business! After technical issues mixed with chronic laziness we are back! This is a tester to make sure all still works Quick chat about the pandemic, mad politics and how the women of the world REALLY communicate http://www.thecouchpunditireland.com facebook.com/thecouchpunditireland facebok.com/keegolaughs firstname.lastname@example.org
What a difference a week makes. Last week the Irish rugby community online where wondering how the team would wake up and play better, how Murray gets picked and how Farrell is supposed to be adding tricks into the setup. Most thought that welcoming the Welsh would show where the team actually where, that being … More Ireland take the Welsh, Sexton takes Poite
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-nq2ex-d24975 Lets get political! Politics is a mucky game! facebook.com/thecouchpunditireland email@example.com
The internet after an Ireland game is truly a horrific place. The reactions are mostly so far over the top that it is bananas. This week’s reviews spoke about play-acting, Cooney v Sexton and having expectations that make no real sense.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-nqwjx-d0372f After a self imposed online exile, The Couch Pundit is back with a mid season review of the provinces and a look at the Ireland squad for the 6 Nations facebook.com/thecouchpunditireland firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the link to my chat with Mr. Harpin on Rugby himself about the Nucifora report, being half pregnant and getting half a cake. A great listen for the commute home. Always check out Jeff’s site, http://www.Harpinonrugby.net The Couch Pundit and The Godfather
So the IRFU are trying to do the exact same thing that we are. That being get the ghost of RWC 2019 put away before we all sit down for Christmas dinner, a valiant idea and one that is probably correct. The actual findings on the other hand, may take longer to wash the stink … More RWC findings,Nucifora and babies with bathwater
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So the Irish provinces marched into week 2 of Europe in fine fettle. The ghost of the cup that shall never be mentioned looks to have been exorcised after a clean sweep in week 1. Could they continue in week 2?
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vgzi3-c88b54 So it happened again. Who knew saying high viz makes you more visible on the roads would open such a can of worms. Have a listen, the results are hilarious! As always, anyone mentioned / #andacyclist people are welcome to come on for a chat. Please spread the word http://www.thecouchpunditireland.com firstname.lastname@example.org facebook.com/thecouchpunditireland
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-cprpx-c7722d In some hot takes on some nonsense issues, lets chat about bedroom taxes (not what you think), bad political ideas and the gift that keeps on giving, Maria Bailey If you know Maria, please ask her to contact me for an unedited chat. email@example.com facebook.com/thecouchpunditireland http://www.thecouchpunditireland.com Like, subscribe, enjoy
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-a59ky-c71944 And we are back! And to start the new season, we had a run in with the cyclists of Ireland. It went hilariously well, let me tell you about it firstname.lastname@example.org facebook.com/thecouchpunditireland http://www.thecouchpunditireland.com Enjoy, subscribe, like and share
So Mondays after any kind of bad defeat is always tough. No matter if it’s us playing or supporting, both bite hard. This one bites a bit harder than most.
So we are sitting here, 1 cheek on the chair and 1 cheek in the air. Nervous excitement and fear whiff through the air. Ireland moved on from the group into the quarter finals. Not just any normal quarter final but a chance to take a shot at the world’s greatest team.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-uzpjc-c358b1 After a week in the real world, it is time for episode 9. Finishing the group stages and marching into the quarters against the mighty All Blacks. So, are you telling me, that in a one off game, Ireland cant beat them??? http://www.thecouchpunditireland.com email@example.com facebook.com/thecouchpunditireland facebook.com/diablodcmusic
So Ireland arrived to take on Samoa at the end of a rollercoaster of a set of group games. More ups and downs than Twin Peaks.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hkj3b-c1e6fe Ireland got the bonus point against Russia, but could they win for winning? Journos changing their minds about what they wanted pre game, some strange off field decisions about injured players and do central contracts mean a player MUST be picked? As always, like, share and enjoy. http://www.thecouchpunditireland.com firstname.lastname@example.org facebook.com/thecouchpunditireland
So we roll into game three of this world cup campaign and the rollercoaster of emotions continues to rumble onwards.
As we sit here on a Monday morning, gutted and confused, I think it is time to kill some myths that have popped up since the match against a monster Japanese side.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-j2g4z-c13749 Ireland took on the hosts looking for a confidence builder, but in reality, it was a confidence shaker. Japan played like top seeds. Ireland had no answers. Lets look at the game and the predictible social media nonsense. email@example.com facebook.com/thecouchpunditireland http://www.thecouchpunditireland.com
Brought to you by The Couch Pundit website So after a settling performance against Scotland, Ireland now faces the hosts on Saturday morning at 8:15 (Bray standard time). So what should we expect? What is the general feeling ahead of the game and what way will Ireland play the game?
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-yz4yc-c0f84f Lets chat about Ireland and how there is positivity in the world again after the Scotland game. What to expect from Japan and Joe’s selection Referees are under the microscope for not taking care of players. Online interactions have changed recently and we need to change them back firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.thecouchpunditireland.com facebook.com/thecouchpunditireland
So now the trick is not getting carried away, even though it is really hard not to get carried away after the last 12 months. Coming into the match on Sunday morning, we all were sitting on the fence. Supporters wondered if Ireland still had it, would they be able to execute and strangle the … More Ireland bust some myths and Scottish hearts in RWC opener.
So after a 2 year build up the world cup is finally here! Today kicks off with Japan taking on Russia in the opening game and the first game of Ireland’s pool. Starting with a prediction, I think Japan start and finish with a win, and qualify out of the group.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-x7m7r-bff56e World Cup week! Let’s chat about the over abundance of information about the team affecting my emotional well being. New Zealand missing a brain and Scotland looking for a green scalp this weekend http://Www.thecouchpunditireland.com Thecouchpunditireland@gmail.com Facebook.com/thecouchpunditireland
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https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-b2bf2-beede8 After reading an article on http://www.buzz.ie about ring girls in the ufc, it was the comments that blew my mind Let’s chat about the real reason men feel the need to step up for women everytime http://Www.thecouchpunditireland.com Thecouchpunditireland@gmail.com Facebook.com/thecouchpunditireland.con http://Www.buzz.ie
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-x9dat-be4db0 Welcome to episode 4! We cover Joe’s squad selection, the odd media reaction to Kleyn, the visit of Wales this weekend and info on our big event in DTwo on Harcourt street on the 6th September http://Www.thecouchpunditireland.com Facebook.com/thecouchpunditireland Thecouchpunditireland@gmail.com
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-b834a-be4d1f Miracles happen, we have located the first take of episode 12. email@example.com http://www.thecouchpunditireland.com facebook.com/thecouchpunditireland Enjoy, laugh and do contact me directly, should corrections be needed.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-2djzk-be4af7 ***take 2*** With the first recording lost into cyberspace. Here is take 2. I forgot all the good jokes and nuance from the first take, so this is just a rant about ‘its nothing personal’ and smuggling drugs into jail! Thecouchpunditireland@gmail.com Facebook.com/thecouchpunditireland http://Www.thecouchpunditireland.com
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-k9yim-bdd24d Welcome back! Why do we love hating everything, what are the best crimes ever committed, why can’t women enjoy each other’s success and will you lead me through my school reunion? http://Www.thecouchpunditireland.com Facebook.com/thecouchpunditireland.com Thecouchpunditireland@gmail.com Like, enjoy and share!
Brought to you by The Dugout – Live in D2 on Harcourt St – 6th September So another weekend of preseason is over. Ireland ventured to Cardiff with sore arses after having them kicked in all areas of their lives. If they went on twitter – arse kicked, when they got back to camp – arse … More Ireland oil the machine against Wales, but are there still skeletons in the mental closet?
Brought to you by The Dugout – Live in D2 on Harcourt St with Bernard Jackman and RALA! During the season you know there will be tough blogs to write. Where things go so spectacularly wrong that you are left pulling out what little hair you have left. I didn’t expect to be writing this in … More The Chariot runs over Ireland, but is it all doom and gloom?
The odd feeling of putting on the green jersey is back within my spirit. After a night screaming in front of the Foo Fighters in the RDS, it is a more serious time. Ireland plays the old enemy, I wish I was more mature to not mention that but I am not. England welcome (is … More Ireland v England, ego over process ?
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https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kh49h-bb85bd Ireland welcomed Italia, some people saw it for what it was, some lost their minds http://Www.thecouchpunditireland.com Thecouchpunditireland@gmail.com Facebook.com/thecouchpunditireland Facebook.com/threeblokesaballandbod September 6th – 19:30 – D2 on Harcourt street! Come along!
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-s5euu-bb422f Welcome to episode 9 (Keego got confused in the intro) Let’s chat about conspiracies, drinking on leaving cert night and johnnies http://Www.thecouchpunditireland.com Facebook.com/thecouchpunditireland Thecouchpunditireland@gmail.com
After a self-imposed rugby break during the summer months to refresh and recharge after a tough season we find ourselves back in the old familiar green jersey, in the Aviva stadium welcoming our old friends Italy. This is a time of worry, complacency (new word for the new season) and even more worry coming off … More Ireland v Italy, expectations versus reality
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vg87y-ba51a7 Welcome to episode 2 As the run in to the summer pre rwc friendlies start, let’s chat about how there’s no such thing as a starting 15 anymore http://Www.thecouchpunditireland.com Facebook.com/thecouchpunditireland Thecouchpunditireland@gmail.com Facebook.com/threeblokesaballandbod
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-f85e8-ba50a5 Welcome to Episode 8! I’m on holidays in beautiful Waterford, so this weeks pod is a bit shorter as I’m tied up in a wardrobe. Enjoy, like and share http://Www.thecouchpunditireland.com Facebook.com/thecouchpunditireland.com Thecouchpunditireland@gmail.com
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vrwni-b985b2 Happy Tuesday! Let’s chat about love island killing you. How we only really like people from a distance and porn stars http://Www.thecouchpunditireland.com Thecouchounditireland@gmail.com Facebook.com/thecouchpunditireland