TV View: Solid debut from strong pundits as Ireland get job done

Not the team’s job to get youth of Ireland up off the couch to lower their obesity levels

Ireland’s Ciara Griffin celebrates scoring her side’s  second try  against Australia in the World Cup clash at Belfield. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland’s Ciara Griffin celebrates scoring her side’s second try against Australia in the World Cup clash at Belfield. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There was, to be honest, a certain amount of relief when Katy McLean hoofed that kick-off in the England v Spain game to get the World Cup under way, the build-up to our hosting of the tournament having begun to take on an interminable feel, with an over-generous helping of overkill.

It didn’t quite fall in to, say, Lions Tour territory, but it was intense enough, to the point where you’d be half expecting Will Greenwood and Scott Quinnell to pop up on our screens before the opening game in Belfield to tell us ‘THIS IS THE MOMENT YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR ALL YOUR LIVES!’

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