I allowed an extra day to let the weekends results settle and to wait for the online backlash to subside a bit before reviewing the Irish exodus from Europe. Firstly, this is not the end of days like many would have you believe, losses happen in sport, it is all about what happens next after … More The Irish exit Europe, but it is not the end of days
Here we go! The biggest game of the season is hours away. The teams have been named and I haven’t been this excited to watch 30 fellas run around in shorts since…………… well that is private and for another blog Leinster welcome the scalp they want in Saracens to the Aviva this weekend and Saracens … More Leinster v Saracens, 2 teams chase 1 scalp.
The eve of the Guinness pro 14 final is upon us. Leinster take on Ulster in the culmination of a mad season. A season that delivered for the most part. 1 finalist is expected; maybe the other one is not? Coming out of lockdown and back into the season wasn’t easy for any team, and … More Ulster v Leinster: The Dog v The Machine
Red alert! Battle stations! We are back! Not only is rugby back in this part of the world but we start with the interpro’s, we start with the biggest interpro. Leinster v Munster kicks off on Saturday at 19:35.
Firstly, I hope everyone reading is safe and well. I hope the lockdown and our way out of it has not been too hard for you. It is tough on everyone, but together we can get through this. Now onto the rugby. Our game is back this weekend. The pro14 is back this weekend starting … More Covid, the Pro 14 and great expectations.
What a difference a week makes. Last week the Irish rugby community online where wondering how the team would wake up and play better, how Murray gets picked and how Farrell is supposed to be adding tricks into the setup. Most thought that welcoming the Welsh would show where the team actually where, that being … More Ireland take the Welsh, Sexton takes Poite
The internet after an Ireland game is truly a horrific place. The reactions are mostly so far over the top that it is bananas. This week’s reviews spoke about play-acting, Cooney v Sexton and having expectations that make no real sense.
Here is the link to my chat with Mr. Harpin on Rugby himself about the Nucifora report, being half pregnant and getting half a cake. A great listen for the commute home. Always check out Jeff’s site, http://www.Harpinonrugby.net The Couch Pundit and The Godfather
So the IRFU are trying to do the exact same thing that we are. That being get the ghost of RWC 2019 put away before we all sit down for Christmas dinner, a valiant idea and one that is probably correct. The actual findings on the other hand, may take longer to wash the stink … More RWC findings,Nucifora and babies with bathwater
So the Irish provinces marched into week 2 of Europe in fine fettle. The ghost of the cup that shall never be mentioned looks to have been exorcised after a clean sweep in week 1. Could they continue in week 2?
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vgzi3-c88b54 So it happened again. Who knew saying high viz makes you more visible on the roads would open such a can of worms. Have a listen, the results are hilarious! As always, anyone mentioned / #andacyclist people are welcome to come on for a chat. Please spread the word http://www.thecouchpunditireland.com email@example.com facebook.com/thecouchpunditireland
So Mondays after any kind of bad defeat is always tough. No matter if it’s us playing or supporting, both bite hard. This one bites a bit harder than most.
So we are sitting here, 1 cheek on the chair and 1 cheek in the air. Nervous excitement and fear whiff through the air. Ireland moved on from the group into the quarter finals. Not just any normal quarter final but a chance to take a shot at the world’s greatest team.
So Ireland arrived to take on Samoa at the end of a rollercoaster of a set of group games. More ups and downs than Twin Peaks.
So we roll into game three of this world cup campaign and the rollercoaster of emotions continues to rumble onwards.
As we sit here on a Monday morning, gutted and confused, I think it is time to kill some myths that have popped up since the match against a monster Japanese side.