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Just hush!

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So, instead of rugby this blog will know turn its attention to… cricket! Nah, not really, though I have watched some of our winning ways. Who knew that failed[1] furrin[2] crickteers could play so well? Or, if I’m being honest, who really cared. Still, now that they are out there winning, and fans are singing olé olé olé[3] the rest

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Judging you, judging me

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Yesterday at work Bhí cúpla caíllíní ag suigh in front of the desk. Psychology students. And as they were studying they were chatting[1] and got on to discussing suicide.[2] Now I’ve always felt that suicide is something of a selfish act, because lets face it, it is the people left behind who have to deal with the aftermath. But at

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Swing low

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Yes, putting those two words in the title does feel like sacrilege, but I just don’t care. I’m a heathen, right? But the reporting that the match is getting in the English papers is ridiculous. Fair play[1] to the team in white, but they played like the slow lumbering pack that they are. Catt had how many crappy passes and

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How do you spell controversy?

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Well now, what to say about Saturday’s rugby? Do I use the old “a win is a win” cliché? Or the fact that Ireland won despite not really playing well is a sign of a good team? Or do I moan that they didn’t prepare and never looked like the team that played against England? Or do I skip all

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Thank Crunchie

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It’s Friday. Pic nicked from here I think a long lie-in will be had tomorrow. Although not too long, obviously, as the match starts at half one, so I’ll have to be up for that. Scotland- you going down! fingers crossed, touch wood, etc etc. Denis Hickie has been having back spasms[1] and so Geordan Murphy has been called in.

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The power to stop a nation

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Today’s Irish Times has some interesting facts on the rugby match[1] An average of over one million viewers tuned into RTÉ on Saturday to witness Ireland beat England 43-13 at Croke Park. These average numbers (1.052 million) are remarkable: they trump the peak figures for the Ireland v France game on February 4th, the soccer World Cup final in July

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You are my sunshine – Redux

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My only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are grey! What a match. What a result. Role on Scotland and Italy. Super Saturday or what? The fun started before I went to bed on Friday[1] when B#5 texted me to say he’d gotten his hands on a ticket for the big match. Bad news was that he couldn’t get

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The tension is building

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And hopefully once half five rolls around there’ll be no thought of politics or history, just rugby, and a win for us. B#5 seems to have found himself a ticket, he is still at school so he gets to go for a tenner! A tenner, when some people are paying well over a grand for a ticket. Was home early

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Yes! We’re all individuals!

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And so, of course, we are all entitled to our own points of view. But[1] sometimes don’t you think it’d be easier if we all thought the same way[2] Wouldn’t it make life so much easier? Think about it. No more contentious issues such as “who should we vote for” never mind “whose god is better” because we’d all agree[3]

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Story rory?

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Hopefully BOD and Stringer will be back in two weeks for our match against England. Which we really really really have to win. But, horror or horrors, O’Gara has picked up an ankle injury. Eddie expects him to be fit for the next match, but you never know, and all credit to Paddy Wallace, but we would miss ROG. Just

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Gutted

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Gutted! Revisited. There is no denying that Croke Park is an impressive venue. I haven’t been there all that often. I don’t remember who was playing for my first visit, but I do remember being asked if anyone had asked us to carry anything into the stadium. It must have been a Sligo game as Dad took us, though I’m

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Jaysus!

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Talk about a blood injury I’d say he had to change his jersey and all before he came back on. And now for something somewhat different: A Chara, – How ironic that in the week when we finally have had to accept that we are killing the planet with our over-use of energy, the main cause for celebration should be

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