Ruffling Ireland Fans!

Stephen Jones (The Times Rugby Correspondent) has ruffled feathers with Ireland fans, calling the back row “unbalanced” and the lineout “undermanned”. Leading to calls from fans that despite his Welsh background, he is in fact an “incorrigible England fan”. He goes on to claim that the major rugby nations are terrified of England’s forward power… Read more »

Flannery’s needs game time!

With Ireland’s Six Nations squad due to be announce next week, Jerry Flannery’s patience must be being tested. Anthony Foley, Marcus Horan and Mick O’Driscoll succesfully came through Friday’s visit of Munster to Newport on Friday, with Trevor Halstead, John O’Sullivan and Jeremy Manning becoming the latest casualties. Flannery recently recovered from a shoulder injury… Read more »

Humphreys finished in Europe?

Whilst the rest of us partied on Sunday night, saying goodbye to 2006 – David Humphreys was having possibly the cruellest year end of his career. The legend ran out for the Ulster “Last Stand” clash against Leinster, for the last game Landsdowne, before the stadium is torn down and replaced with one fit for… Read more »

Another O’Sullivan in charge of Ireland

The Ireland Women’s team have taken a lesson from their male counterparts by hiring a head coach who hails from Cork by the name of O’Sullivan! Cobh man John O’Sullivan will be hoping to have as much success as his namesake Eddie, having officially been appointed as coach to the girls in green on Wednesday…. Read more »

Bet’s Away!

Bet away! Brian Ashton’s new England side have been written off at 6/1 fourth to win this season’s Six Nations with Ladbrokes. Currently: 6/4 Ireland 15/8 France 4/1 Wales followed by England at 6/1 The odds on their first loss site sit at 8/11 against Ireland, 7/1 France and 11/1 Wales. The unlikely Grand Slam… Read more »