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?

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

Ireland v Scotland – a preview

Brought to you by The Couch Pundit Podcast (Itunes link)   (Stitcher - Link) (Podbean - Link) We are on the run in to the finish of the 6 Nations 2018. As we stand, Ireland are in the driving seat with the Scots coming to Dublin this weekend followed by a St Patricks day match against the old … Continue reading Ireland v Scotland – a preview

Ireland, the 6 Nations, success and failure

I have come to a realisation as we say good bye to the 6 Nations championship of 2017. That realisation is, I cannot emotionally handle being an Ireland rugby supporter. It feels better to have said that out loud. Going into the final match against England, there was no title at steak. There was only … Continue reading Ireland, the 6 Nations, success and failure

Ireland v Wales, England and Rugby Psychology

Week 4 of the 6 Nations in the books and a feeling of calm numbness washes over me. This won’t be an in-depth blog about game plans, spacing and field position. There are people far more qualified for the jargon. This will be about psychology. The psychology of the match on Saturday was fantastic to … Continue reading Ireland v Wales, England and Rugby Psychology