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?

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 welcome Toulouse in a must win clash of the titans!

So here we go! The mighty Toulouse are welcomed to the RDS for the biggest game of the season for Leinster. A Toulouse team galvanised from their last encounter with the champions. They won it by a point at home with some classy play, some French flair and more than a little aggression. After that … Continue reading Leinster welcome Toulouse in a must win clash of the titans!

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

Leinster face Bath in Downton Abbey, winning ugly and next week

Leinster made their way to Downton Abbey in Bath to play a Bath side who haven’t frightened anyone so far this year. They were welcoming back the international players and expected a good performance and a decent points haul. Did this happen? Well not really. A mark of a great team is winning ugly, winning … Continue reading Leinster face Bath in Downton Abbey, winning ugly and next week

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