Tagged: Ireland V England

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The power to stop a nation

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...

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You are my sunshine – Redux

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...

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Olé, olé, olé, olé. Olé, olé!

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...

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Weekend’s main match: Ireland V England

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...

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More on the Rugby

Aaron Scullion at Slugger O’Toole has a nice selection of articles in his post about the rugby match yesterday, and asks the question: Would the London editionprint this?

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Go on the Bhoys in Green!!

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...