Rugby World Cup

What really happened, and what will happen?

It was awful, that blinding moment when France wrenched over the line and won the Six Nations, as Irish supporters worldwide looked down into their pints of Guinness. What might have been? If we’d known it would come down to points and an under-performing England might just beat France, would we really have messed around… Read more »

Ireland 4th in the World Rankings!

After the disappointment in the Six Nations, there is something to lift the Irish squad. They are now 4th in the latest World Rankings! New Zealand, France and Australia remain at the top, with Ireland sitting just behind them. England have dropped one place to 7th and are now ranked behind Argentina who have climbed… Read more »

World Cup Odds

Bookies have cut England’s Rugby World Cup odds from 14/1 to 12/1 after they beat France. William Hill now make New Zealand 8/15 favourites to win the tournament and also offer 6/1 (from 11/2) France; 8/1 S Africa; 9/1 Ireland; 10/1 Australia; 12 England; 25 Wales. England are now down to 16/1 from 20/1 to… Read more »

Ireland Rugby from the Ashes?

A wave washed over Croke Park,  it was the last quarter of the rout of England, a large percentage of the 82,500 broke into song: “‘Olé, Olé, Olé, Olé.” Never before have we hear that for an Irish Rugby team! It was impulse, a lift back to Charlton’s football days, and further evidence that, at… Read more »

In BOD We Trust!

A flag on Dorset Street on the route to Croke Park said it all and had a cheeky poke at the Sweet Chariot at the same time: “BOD save our gracious team.” A fantastic poke at England’s Sweet Chariot arriving with the playing of God Save the Queen at the GAA HQ. It was EXACTLY… Read more »