Tag Archives: Eddie O’Sullivan

Down the Blindside – Episode 3


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Kidney about to lose staunch supporter

I don’t remember a national coach being overly concerned about the shuffling of sun loungers on the media deck, but I suspect that’s about to change. Hugh Farrelly, Irish Indo rugby corr, is going overboard. As in disembarking. Going ashore. … Continue reading

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Umaga favourite for Munster job

Tana Umaga is first in line to succeed Tony McGahan as Munster coach. The former All Black captain is on a shortlist of three with Canterbury’s ITM coach Rob Penney, and local hero Anthony Foley. So what do Munster do … Continue reading

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O’Sullivan does Ireland a big favour

You’d swear Eddie and Deccie were best buds so intense was the US effort against the Italians in Nelson tonight. Its effect will be seen here in Dunedin on Sunday when Nick Mallet has to use much the same side … Continue reading

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Kidney faces awesome coaching challenge

   I came across Brendan Moran’s picture earlier today from the 2003 World Cup in Australia when Declan Kidney was assistant to Eddie O’Sullivan. You may recall at the time Kidney was the rugby equivalent of ‘dead man walking’, for when … Continue reading

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Gaffney has a job to do before he goes

  Alan Gaffney’s long association with Irish rugby will come to an end whenever our World Cup campaign is done and dusted. He will return then to Sydney, by which stage another job may have presented itself to a man … Continue reading

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‘Anything possible’ reckons Eddie

When you look at it in black and white that comment could have as many negative as positive implications. But the context was positive. Envious even. We were sitting in the Eagles team hotel in Surrey the other day where … Continue reading

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