Category Archives: Rugby

Rugby pieces

In a Nutshell

  It’s all too easy to fall out of the habit of updating this when things genuinely worth time and attention, such as exams, come along. As my date with destiny looms I’ve decided to take an intermission from the books to … Continue reading

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Another Day to Forget in Paris

Throughout the eighty minutes of any rugby match there are a number of psychological battles, the side which conquers these ultimately comes out on top. Ireland failed to put any points on the board in the opening 20 minutes of today’s Six … Continue reading

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Job done, just about!

Thirty-five minutes into Saturday’s clash with Italy O’Leary fights his way over the line for Ireland’s second try, O’Gara slots the conversion, Ireland lead 23-3. Everything going to script. After an understandably cagey opening the defending Grand Slam champions were starting to … Continue reading

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Munser Edge Clash That was More Beast Than Beauty

These are the occasions Thomond Park was built for. It is in these hugely physical encounters, decided by the finest of margins that Limerick’s Mecca earns it’s reputation. It may have borne no resemblance to the try fest in Franklin’s Gardens last October, but as a … Continue reading

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2010: Sporting Predictions

Inspired by the weekend papers I decided to go ahead and put my neck on the line and predict some of the bigger sporting events gracing our calender’s over the ensuing 12 months. When my predictions prove wholly inaccurate I’m … Continue reading

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A European Masterclass

It was just so typically Munster. McGahn’s side had failed to impress all season, O’Gara’s conversion rate loitered below 50%, the scrum was either collapsing or retreating, the pack looked jaded, the backs ponderous. The writing was on the wall, having scraped … Continue reading

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Victory for Ireland and for Rugby

Before kick off in yesterday’s international between Ireland and South Africa Tom McCgurk stated that the stakes couldn’t be higher. In truth, aside from the rare friendly, the stakes don’t come much lower than the Autumn series for international rugby. Yes … Continue reading

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