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

‘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 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.

Ireland v Italy, it’s business time!

Don't forget to listen to The Couch Pundit Podcast So we roll into the opening game of the November series expectant like a woman who is 10 months pregnant. But what will we get? Much like the expectant mother, we are not really too sure. Ireland arrived in Chicago with a team that is like a … Continue reading Ireland v Italy, it’s business time!

The Couch Pundit Live – Episode 1

So tonight we went live on Facebook with Cian (twitter.com/rugbykino) to chat about rugby and the craziness of politics.   Have a look, a like and a share https://www.facebook.com/thecouchpunditireland/videos/964352073761811/

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?