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

The Irish in the Heineken Cup, a clean sweep?

Dont forget to listen to The Couch Pundit Podcast and do go to see The Alex Forrest when they play on the 11th November The Alex Forrest - live in Dublin The first week of the Heineken Cup is in the books and it went even better than we dared to expect. We start in the RDS, I was lucky … Continue reading The Irish in the Heineken Cup, a clean sweep?

The Heineken Cup round 1, The Irish in Europe.

Don't forget to listen to The Couch Pundit Podcast The opening weekend of the Heineken Cup is upon us. Aside from being delighted to call the competition by its real name again there is also the excitement of being on the precipice of another massive season for Leinster and an improving season from Munster. Ulster and … Continue reading The Heineken Cup round 1, The Irish in Europe.

The interpros, doom, gloom and rosy gardens. The Irish provinces lay down a marker.

The Couch Pundit Podcast The first marker of the Irish rugby season took place last weekend. The first round of the historical inter-provincial games took place in the Sportsground and in Thomond Park. Leinster packed the bus and headed to the Connacht cauldron and Ulster hopped the train to Limerick to try and keep their … Continue reading The interpros, doom, gloom and rosy gardens. The Irish provinces lay down a marker.

A trip around the provinces for round 4 of the Guinness Pro 14

The Couch Pundit Podcast With the Guinness Pro 14 still a baby in terms of the season it has already thrown up some very unexpected results and last weekend was no different. It is time for a look around the provinces. Starting with Connacht and the visit of the Scarlets to the sportsground. Scarlets are … Continue reading A trip around the provinces for round 4 of the Guinness Pro 14

The provinces bounce back into action!

With that a long summer of roundball is over. A long summer of diving, bad sportsmanship and an insane amount of coverage is over and we get our game back. A game of combat, of skill and of proper sportsmanship (or is I sports-personship). Rugby is back! After a preseason of mixed results, many a … Continue reading The provinces bounce back into action!

The Irish in Europe round 6, Blue, Red and the rest

Brought to you by The Couch Pundit Podcast   So is this Deja-vu all over again or is this a slightly different week for Leinster after a trip to Montpelier in the final group game of the European Rugby Champions Cup? Well it is a bit 50-50. The result from 43 minutes wasn’t ever really in … Continue reading The Irish in Europe round 6, Blue, Red and the rest