Category Archives: Rugby World Cup

Down the Blindside – Episode 3


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Good day’s work for IRFU and RTE


Choppy waters these days for the IRFU bean counters, but this morning’s shift in the tv landscape will smooth things out for a while. And RTE are breathing a little easier as well. The rights deal that sees Ireland’s November … Continue reading

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Paddy O’Brien shifts sideways


  The IRB will soon be advertising for a new referees manager as Paddy O’Brien is shifting sideways onto the Sevens circuit. The decision will be confirmed on Monday. This will be presented by the IRB as O’Brien’s decision, and … Continue reading

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Make someone happy this Christmas…..


 If your idea of doing the Christmas shopping is to take an hour or two in a bookshop and come out with it all done, then here are a few suggestions that will take time off the journey. For those … Continue reading

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Munster’s fate should have been sealed


Now that the ink is dry on Munster’s 41 Phases being written into their glorious history, is it safe to suggest that they should never have got past phases three or five?  This has less to do with them and … Continue reading

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The Best and Worst of a Terrific Tournament


  At the end of a terrific tournament here are my bests and worsts.    Best Team: The Awlblex  Worst Team: Fiji  Best Match:  The best was kept till last. What a contest: when the stakes were at their highest … Continue reading

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Supply and Demand in Dunedin


  Remember a time when there wasn’t a house in Ireland that didn’t have net curtains? And over years soaking up cigarette smoke they would take on a yellow hue, one that could turn a bright day bad? Well they’ve … Continue reading

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