‘Ireland baby! We did it!’,The world champions toppled in Dublin

So the table was set, the lucky pub was visited, the nervous Guinness drinking was at a level seldom seen. Would Ireland be able to slay the giants of world rugby? Would Ireland be able to show that they belong at the top table and are to be feared by all around them? My nerves … More ‘Ireland baby! We did it!’,The world champions toppled in Dublin

The Irish in Chicago, Italy face the green machine.

Don’t forget to listen to The Couch Pundit Podcast So we arrived in Chicago, left with a score line but did we leave with the performance? Did we leave with players putting the match day squad under pressure and did we see any improvement in the Italians? Well the answer to those questions are …. Kind … More The Irish in Chicago, Italy face the green machine.

Rugby v football and the fight to become the peoples game.

Brought to you by The Couch Pundit Podcast. The Couch Pundit Podcast – ITunes  The Couch Pundit Podcast – Stitcher The Couch Pundit Podcast – Podbean  The Couch Pundit Podcast – Playerfm On Against the Head on RTE last night the pundits where contemplating whether rugby has become the peoples game and has it overtaken football? Eddie O’Sullivan, … More Rugby v football and the fight to become the peoples game.

November Internationals, The other old enemy, Sending a message and newbies.

And here we go!   The final weekend of my favourite part of the rugby calendar is upon is and it has been massively positive for Ireland but we come up against the other old enemy this weekend, the 1 team that I cannot emotionally handle losing to anymore, the well-traveled Argentina. Argentina comes in … More November Internationals, The other old enemy, Sending a message and newbies.

November Internationals, Foreign Irish Players, Uncapped youngsters and Sprinbok hunting.

In the words of my favourite songsmith, ‘you say I aint worth a dollar, but I feel like a millionaire’. That has nothing to do with the November internationals but if there is any chance of getting a Queens of the Stone Age reference into a blog, I will take it This is my favourite … More November Internationals, Foreign Irish Players, Uncapped youngsters and Sprinbok hunting.

Week 3: The good, the bad and the hilarious in the 6 Nations.

Week 3 of the 6 Nations may be the greatest one in my memory. There was absolutely everything. Nail biting moments, head scratching moments and moments of joy. It was the sporting equivalent of my wedding night. We started with Scotland taking on Wales in Edinburgh. The former started slowly (did an Ireland) and Wales … More Week 3: The good, the bad and the hilarious in the 6 Nations.

Jackson or Sexton, Sexton or Jackson and other 6 Nations thoughts

In the words of the flight of the conchords, it’s business time! The 6 Nations moves into the important minutes this weekend as week 3 of the competition kicks off. Scotland take on Wales and Ireland welcome the French to the Aviva and on Sunday England take on a battered and already beaten Italy. For … More Jackson or Sexton, Sexton or Jackson and other 6 Nations thoughts

Ireland, a championship, 6 Nations and the old enemy.

We are currently in the middle of my favourite week of the sporting year. The run up to the opening of the 6 Nations 2017 is in full swing. Everyone is talking about permutations and combinations and when Saturday comes, it will be an explosion of rugby goodness. Ireland go into this competition as near … More Ireland, a championship, 6 Nations and the old enemy.

Ireland v The All Blacks, a review, a preview and a never ending blog

So here we go, Irish sporting greatness is floating on the crest of a wave. First the might All Blacks were beaten, then the Notorious Conor McGregor made history by adding another title, the Irish ladies pushed England close, the fellas beat Canada and now we are facing the return of the world champions to … More Ireland v The All Blacks, a review, a preview and a never ending blog