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  • Deccie, why did you go for O’Gara? Go on, be honest. . .

    September 30, 2011 @ 11:35 am | by Liam Toland

    But can he be, really? In doing what’s best for the team, he risks smashing the confidence of Jonny Sexton, still a vital player (more…)

  • Horan has a pop at Irish tactics

    September 22, 2011 @ 4:28 pm | by Noel O'Reilly

    For a nation that claims to abhor whingers, particularly if they happen to be of the Pommie persuasion, the Australia rugby fraternity could be considered to have let themselves down in the wake of last weekend’s defeat. (more…)

  • Sustained level of intensity and brains key to win

    September 19, 2011 @ 5:09 pm | by Liam Toland

    Forget styles, tactics or rankings, the special ingredient on Saturday was ferocity of impact in every area and brains. (more…)

  • Capital gains or will Kingdom come good again

    September 16, 2011 @ 5:43 pm | by Emmet Riordan

    Did you hear the one about the Dublin man who walked in to his GP complaining of a bad back? “Don’t worry,” said his doctor, “Kerry has six of them”. (more…)

  • Come on Ireland, let’s not wait four more years

    @ 10:53 am | by Liam Toland

    Technically we are way behind Australia. So how are we going to win tomorrow morning’s game? The Irish team have simply got to be magnificent around the ball
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  • Ireland’s forwards seem to be going backwards

    September 12, 2011 @ 11:45 am | by Liam Toland

    At a time when patience, precision and punch are required, outside of the scrum and lineout, Ireland are struggling with the basic concepts of forward play (more…)

  • Up for the Match and more besides

    September 1, 2011 @ 8:30 pm | by Emmet Riordan

    Sunday sees the 16th meeting of great rivals Kilkenny and Tipperary in an All-Ireland Hurling Final, with the Premier County enjoying 10 wins to the Cats’ five stretching back to 1895 when 8,000 turned up at Jones’ Road to see Tipp club side Tubberadora win 6-8 to 1-10 over Tullaroan. (more…)


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