Another clean sweep, but is all rosy in the Irish provincial garden?

It was business time in the final round of the group stages of the Champions Cup. And you know when its business time, I am wearing my business socks! Leinster traveled to Coventry to take on a Wasps side that really needs something. A team that has players, have talent but are so far away … Continue reading Another clean sweep, but is all rosy in the Irish provincial garden?

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

Leinster on the hunt in front of some fair weather fans, while the supporters enjoyed the cold

You know it is nearly Christmas when you wear the eskimo jacket to the Aviva Stadium to watch Leinster in December. It gets beyond cold, and when 44,000+ tickets are sold and you see much less than that you know who the supporters are and who the fans are. The volume was up, the supporters … Continue reading Leinster on the hunt in front of some fair weather fans, while the supporters enjoyed the cold

‘This is rugby, it’s not ‘nam, there are rules’ – Leinster and Munster in Europe – Week 2

Don't forget to listen to The Couch Pundit Podcast We have managed to get through week 2 of the Heineken Champions Cup. If you wear blue or red, it wasn’t an easy watch. If you wear white or green, it was about the performance. Starting with the Gloucester trip to Thomond Park. Early kick offs are … Continue reading ‘This is rugby, it’s not ‘nam, there are rules’ – Leinster and Munster in Europe – Week 2

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.

Leinster v Munster, who needs it more?

Don't forget to listen to The Couch Pundit Podcast The massive weekend of sport kicks off at 6pm on Saturday, in the Aviva stadium where Leinster welcome Munster to their home away from home for the last of the first leg of the interprovincial series of the season. Ulster and Connacht play on Friday which is … Continue reading Leinster v Munster, who needs it more?