Tag Archives: Ireland V England

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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Olé, olé, olé, olé. Olé, olé!

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Was Sat ever a day of rugby or what? I missed the first match cause was taking the sister shopping for her birthday, but bloody hell. The two matches I caught were entertainment enough. Weirdly, I’m starting to feel some sympathy for Gavin Henson. Thought all the criticism he got during and after the Wales/Ireland match was hugely unfair. You

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Weekend’s main match: Ireland V England

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While the match itself may have been more similar to Sat.’s Scotland/Italy match than the free-flowing France/Wales match, it was still full of tension and drama. Obviously I am not impartial, wanting Ireland to win, and because of that vested interest I may have found the match more enthralling than others. It was not the prettiest of rugby matches, but

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Go on the Bhoys in Green!!

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We beat the world champions!!! (commiserations to any England supporters but I’m WAY happy) For those of you who don’t know about the Six Nations it is a rugby competition between England, France, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Italy. This year, as last years winners and World Champions England were the favourites, with the Big Match being seen as the last

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