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?
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
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
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
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
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
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.