Wales play rope-a-dope with England while Ireland just play with the rope in Rome.

So here we go. Ireland are over the half way mark in this year’s 6 Nations and I don’t think there has been an emotional rollercoaster like it since that year that we don’t need to mention. Wales on the other hand played rope a dope with England and are a great bet for the … Continue reading Wales play rope-a-dope with England while Ireland just play with the rope in Rome.

Scotland de-flowered by a rampantly defensive Ireland?

So Ireland ventured over to Scotland fighting the urge to change everything while managing enforced personnel changes and pressure to perform. Scotland where confident in what they were doing while finding away, knowing they had nothing to lose. Who would come out on top? To bury the lead, let’s start with the final score. Ireland … Continue reading Scotland de-flowered by a rampantly defensive Ireland?

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

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?

The Grand Slam, the how and the differences that lead to raising the cup.

Brought to you by The Couch Pundit Podcast - ITunes  Podbean Stitcher Player FM Spotify So, any news over the weekend? Anything exciting happening? Anything surprising? Well for me the answer is yes, yes and no. Ireland marched into Twickenham and won easily. Well maybe comfortable is the better word (as corrected by the aul lad post-game on Saturday). There … Continue reading The Grand Slam, the how and the differences that lead to raising the cup.

Chasing history against the old enemy

So here we are, sitting on Friday morning on the edge of history. There are a few unknowns going into the Twickenham encounter of old enemies but there are also some known unknowns. Firstly the teams have been announced. 1 team has made wholesale changes, the other has stuck with tried and trusted. Which brings … Continue reading Chasing history against the old enemy

6 Nations Champions and taking on the negative Irish media

Brought to you by The Couch Pundit Podcast ITunes Stitcher Podbean Player FM This week there is only one piece of news from the weekend, no it is not round ball, not it is not politics, it is Ireland winning the 6 Nations championship with 1 game left and a grand slam at steak. Coming into the game against … Continue reading 6 Nations Champions and taking on the negative Irish media