And so the business end of the tournament begins this weekend. For Ireland, the other old enemy arrives in Dublin to take a scalp and continue their own march to a title. For the home side the added pressure of slight misfires and injuries are mounting.
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I have come to a realisation as we say good bye to the 6 Nations championship of 2017. That realisation is, I cannot emotionally handle being an Ireland rugby supporter. It feels better to have said that out loud. Going into the final match against England, there was no title at steak. There was only … More Ireland, the 6 Nations, success and failure
Week 4 of the 6 Nations in the books and a feeling of calm numbness washes over me. This won’t be an in-depth blog about game plans, spacing and field position. There are people far more qualified for the jargon. This will be about psychology. The psychology of the match on Saturday was fantastic to … More Ireland v Wales, England and Rugby Psychology
Now it gets exciting, 2 games left in the championship, an away trip to Cardiff and then the old enemy comes to Dublin. As all people should, let’s take this 1 game at a time. Ireland arrives in Cardiff with confidence. After a slow start and a loss against a decent Scotland team, Ireland have … More Ireland V Wales, Pride and Aggression
In the words of the flight of the conchords, it’s business time! The 6 Nations moves into the important minutes this weekend as week 3 of the competition kicks off. Scotland take on Wales and Ireland welcome the French to the Aviva and on Sunday England take on a battered and already beaten Italy. For … More Jackson or Sexton, Sexton or Jackson and other 6 Nations thoughts