Ireland’s Grand Slam day
Sir, – The BBC showed the film of Waterloo at the same time as ITV showed the England v Ireland match at Twickenham. Extraordinarily, Wellington is represented as an Englishman and the 10,000 Irish present (Inniskilling Dragoons, etc) are hardly mentioned.
Ireland received the reward that its fine rugby traditions have long deserved. I send my Irish friends my warmest congratulations. – Yours, etc,
Sir, – I looked over touchline, what did I see, coming for to carry me home? The “scummy Irish” coming after me, coming for to carry me home. – Yours, etc,
Sir, – Surely the weekend once again shows how churlish the decision was of Scotland and Wales not to support the Irish bid for the Rugby World Cup in 2023. – Yours, etc,