Chill champs chill! Ireland in November and THE big decision

So the end of the November series is upon us, the rugby on the pitch delivered, the supporters delivered in the stands and unfortunately Joe Schmidt delivered exactly the news we expected. So first let’s have a quick run through the games. First was a trip to Chicago for the necessary evil of world sport … Continue reading Chill champs chill! Ireland in November and THE big decision

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

Ireland take on the world champions, the All Blacks are here for a scalp!

So here we go! Ireland have an opportunity to take on the reigning and defending world champions, they have a chance to take a scalp and they have a chance to really put a marker down ahead of the world cup year. The teams have been selected and if we concentrate on Ireland (seeing as … Continue reading Ireland take on the world champions, the All Blacks are here for a scalp!

Ireland v Argentina, the other old enemy and sending a message to the All Blacks

Don't forget to listen to The Couch Pundit Podcast Following on from our trip to Chicago, our decimation of Italy and our salivating over Jordan Larmour and his feet, we roll home into the Aviva stadium and welcome another old enemy. Argentina are here for a scalp; Ireland are here to exorcise a demon. The team … Continue reading Ireland v Argentina, the other old enemy and sending a message to the All Blacks

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 … Continue reading The Irish in Chicago, Italy face the green machine.

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?

Leinster v Munster, both teams won.

Don't forget to listen to The Couch Pundit Podcast So we sit here on the Monday morning after the last round of pre-European inter provincial games. The usual partial reviews of the game are flying around social media so I was going to try and review the proceedings with the blue shirt in the washing machine. … Continue reading Leinster v Munster, both teams won.