Back on the horse, the Shamrock v the Thistle, Ireland go to Edinburgh with pressure and expectation

So here we go. Irish supporters are now holding their bums out of the bath for fear of getting scorched by a hungry Scotland. Every other week we would drop into the hot bath with confidence, but this week there is hesitation. So with that mental image, let’s have a look at Ireland’s trip to … Continue reading Back on the horse, the Shamrock v the Thistle, Ireland go to Edinburgh with pressure and expectation

Well that didn’t go to plan did it? England arrive, dominate and leave with the win.

Well that didn’t go to plan did it? England arrived looking for a scalp, looking to dominate and looking to put a marker down. Unfortunately for Ireland, they did just that. So is it all doom and gloom? Going into Saturday afternoon Ireland and their supporters (and fans, more on that later) where confident and … Continue reading Well that didn’t go to plan did it? England arrive, dominate and leave with the win.

Happy Sixmas, Ireland welcome the old enemy and what should we expect?

So here we go. The provincial jerseys have been put away, the inter county rivalry has been put away and the green jersey is clean and ready to be worn and doused with Guinness. The 6 Nations is here and Ireland arrives as favourites, as expectant winners and with all the pressure. First up is … Continue reading Happy Sixmas, Ireland welcome the old enemy and what should we expect?

Another clean sweep, but is all rosy in the Irish provincial garden?

It was business time in the final round of the group stages of the Champions Cup. And you know when its business time, I am wearing my business socks! Leinster traveled to Coventry to take on a Wasps side that really needs something. A team that has players, have talent but are so far away … Continue reading Another clean sweep, but is all rosy in the Irish provincial garden?

A clean sweep in Europe for the Irish, a great bunch of lads

What a weekend for the provinces, no one saw that weekend coming. All 4 provinces showed up and deserved the wins they got. Some had tougher opposition than others but the end results showed the Irish dominance on the club stage. Starting on Friday night. Munster went to Gloucester with confidence, showing that they are … Continue reading A clean sweep in Europe for the Irish, a great bunch of lads

Leinster welcome Toulouse in a must win clash of the titans!

So here we go! The mighty Toulouse are welcomed to the RDS for the biggest game of the season for Leinster. A Toulouse team galvanised from their last encounter with the champions. They won it by a point at home with some classy play, some French flair and more than a little aggression. After that … Continue reading Leinster welcome Toulouse in a must win clash of the titans!

The inter-pros, winners, losers and the in-betweeners

So an over indulgent Christmas has given way to an excessive new year’s celebration which has lead us into an attempt of dry January. Some have powered on through the back to work fear and some of us have crumbled at the mere thought of being back in the office. The only thing keeping us … Continue reading The inter-pros, winners, losers and the in-betweeners