Back on the horse, the Shamrock v the Thistle, Ireland go to Edinburgh with pressure and expectation

So here we go. Irish supporters are now holding their bums out of the bath for fear of getting scorched by a hungry Scotland. Every other week we would drop into the hot bath with confidence, but this week there is hesitation. So with that mental image, let’s have a look at Ireland’s trip to … Continue reading Back on the horse, the Shamrock v the Thistle, Ireland go to Edinburgh with pressure and expectation

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?

Ireland’s trip down under, the winners, the losers and the outcome

Remember to check out The Couch Pundit for more. And so we reach the end of the most important summer series in recent memory. Ireland ventured down under hoping to show squad strength and take a scalp of a southern hemisphere super power. Ireland came into test three battered, bruised and knowing that Australia would be at … Continue reading Ireland’s trip down under, the winners, the losers and the outcome

Leinster and Munster take on Europe’s best.

Brought to you by The Couch Pundit Podcast -  ITunes   Stitcher   Spotify As we (or I) finally reach the grand slam comedown the rugby doesn’t stop. Leinster and Munster march into the business end of the European champions cup with a list of injuries, but how will they cope? Munster welcomes the mighty, cash filled … Continue reading Leinster and Munster take on Europe’s best.

Chasing history against the old enemy

So here we are, sitting on Friday morning on the edge of history. There are a few unknowns going into the Twickenham encounter of old enemies but there are also some known unknowns. Firstly the teams have been announced. 1 team has made wholesale changes, the other has stuck with tried and trusted. Which brings … Continue reading Chasing history against the old enemy

Ireland v Scotland – a preview

Brought to you by The Couch Pundit Podcast (Itunes link)   (Stitcher - Link) (Podbean - Link) We are on the run in to the finish of the 6 Nations 2018. As we stand, Ireland are in the driving seat with the Scots coming to Dublin this weekend followed by a St Patricks day match against the old … Continue reading Ireland v Scotland – a preview

The Irish provinces in Europe, fighting spirit and surprises.

Brought to you by The Couch Pundit Podcast Another weekend of European rugby and another massively positive round of games for the Irish provinces. Some good fighting spirit shown by Munster away to Racing, Ulster shocked the world against La Rochelle, Connacht drew fairly easily with Worcester and Leinster continued to play like they know … Continue reading The Irish provinces in Europe, fighting spirit and surprises.