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by Mauler
November 28th, 2011, 4:22 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Thread 2011-2012
Replies: 2422
Views: 64972

Re: Munster Thread 2011-2012

False Idols Anything Cork can do Limerick can do better ...http://www.examiner.ie/ireland/ogara-set-to-get-his-foot-in-the-door-at-city-hall-174889.html A CITY mayor is determined to get the boot — the right one, of course. Limerick’s highest officer holder Jim Long wants to honour drop-goal king R...
by Mauler
November 28th, 2011, 3:46 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Cardiff
Replies: 225
Views: 8148

Re: Leinster v Cardiff

Don't RTE show the U20 games on the Friday prior to the Internationals? So perhaps thats why they have put on the game on Thursday? Also, I cant see them ever moving a Pro12 game from the RDS / Lansdowne Road due to 13k+ season ticket holders. Regardless of the number of STH who would show up in say...
by Mauler
November 28th, 2011, 12:23 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Thomond to host Rugby League World Cup match
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Thomond to host Rugby League World Cup match

Thomond Park in Limerick will host a Rugby League World Cup group match in 2013, it was announced today. The venues for the group stages and quarter-finals of the 14-team tournament were unveiled at a press conference at Salford's MediaCityUK The revamped 25,600-capacity venue staged its first rugby...
by Mauler
November 28th, 2011, 12:22 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Navy V Notre Dame
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Re: Navy V Notre Dame

I see that the GAA have changed the dates of the 2012 All Ireland Hurling and Football Championships Finals from the traditional 1st and 3rd Weekends in September to the 2nd & 4th weekends, specifically because of this game. Perhaps the Notre Dame blue is the colour which they are concerned about? h...
by Mauler
November 22nd, 2011, 12:34 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: HEC Opponent watch
Replies: 1251
Views: 56789

Re: HEC Opponent watch

Now we are just at the mercy of Sky - this is actually the one game I would like to see on a saturday (preferably night, but no way Sky will give that slot to Glasgow! :O ). No doubt it will also be the one occasion Sky let us play on friday >:( Hope not, as I took a flyer and booked flights with A...
by Mauler
November 21st, 2011, 4:05 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster V Glasgow
Replies: 207
Views: 8141

Re: Leinster V Glasgow

Healy was also at fault for the try - he was a pillar and was getting wound up by one of the glasgow players - he detached himself from the ruck, took two, or three steps to his right and created the gap for the try. Generally, he looked annoyed and frustrated. Just wondering if there was a reason....
by Mauler
November 17th, 2011, 6:58 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Euro 2012 - a nice little earner
Replies: 15
Views: 1667

Re: Euro 2012 - a nice little earner

Has anyone heard from Mauler since Tuesday night? I'm worried he might have spontaneously combusted when Ireland qualified. Either that or he's busy building a very long extension to his wall! I'm hopeing it's all just a bad dream & I'll wake up to find Steve Staunton is still manager of the Used C...
by Mauler
November 16th, 2011, 10:09 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster hit back in blue row with Dubs
Replies: 89
Views: 4259

Dublin GAA v Leinster Rugby

Andy Kettle, the Dublin GAA Chairman was on Off the Ball just now. Eoin McDevitt asked him about the piece in their mission statement 'We can't copyright a colour but the subliminal exploitation of Dublin's unique sporting hue by our competitors has not gone unnoticed' and was it a direct reference ...
by Mauler
November 16th, 2011, 3:58 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster hit back in blue row with Dubs
Replies: 89
Views: 4259

Re: Leinster hit back in blue row with Dubs

Sure aren’t most of the GAA heads in Dublin culchies recently settled up in the big smoke or one generation off the road and therefore they probably support Munster! :lol:

May or may not be entirely true!
by Mauler
November 16th, 2011, 1:21 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Martin Johnson quits
Replies: 109
Views: 2920

Re: Martin Johnson quits

If Leicester Tigers lose at the weekend to Ulster, it could put Richard Cockerill be under pressure after 5 defeats and a draw in opening 8 games of the AP not to mention the thumping Llanelli gave them in the LV Cup. Maybe MJ might be eying up a come back to his old stomping ground?
by Mauler
November 16th, 2011, 12:39 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Martin Johnson quits
Replies: 109
Views: 2920

Martin Johnson quits

England team manager Martin Johnson has stood down after three and a half years in the role. His decision follows a miserable World Cup which ended in quarter-final defeat by France and featured a series of on and off-field controversies. The 41-year-old won 84 caps for England as a player, leading ...
by Mauler
November 15th, 2011, 3:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rugby Fan Hacks Dept of Enviroment site!!
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: Rugby Fan Hacks Dept of Enviroment site!!

Dave Cahill wrote:Where do all the people who go to these park, eat, sh!t?
You have such a way with words Daíthí :clap:
by Mauler
November 15th, 2011, 2:54 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster hit back in blue row with Dubs
Replies: 89
Views: 4259

Re: Leinster hit back in blue row with Dubs

My point is that Dublin GAA are not the only short-sighted ones for claimed Dublin is "GAA Country" as claimed by suisse. IRFU/Guinness (and Leinster by association having two very prominent Leinster players involved in the advertisement). With Rugby now being the winter distraction for many of the...
by Mauler
November 15th, 2011, 10:36 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster hit back in blue row with Dubs
Replies: 89
Views: 4259

Re: Leinster hit back in blue row with Dubs

"The Blue Jersey is an unique, inclusive brand, uniting Dublin's dense expanse, blurring the difference in class and possession which became so pointedly manifest during the delusional days of the Celtic Tiger," Their reference to the Celtic Tiger is peculiar alright. Considering, the man who more ...
by Mauler
November 14th, 2011, 2:01 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Minority sport!
Replies: 76
Views: 2842

Re: Minority sport!

Rugby is dead in Scotland, they reduced the number of teams to increase attendances, but even still they have tiny gates. Its considered very very elitist in Scotland Not entirely true. The Borders is the hot bed of rugby in Scotland, similar to Limerick in Ireland, the South West of England and So...
by Mauler
November 9th, 2011, 10:35 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Heineken Cup: "Expanding the brand". Discuss.
Replies: 25
Views: 985

Re: Heineken Cup: "Expanding the brand". Discuss.

Interesting Aussie Rugby viewpoint on their expansion into Asia............... ...............With SANZAR looking to admit one or two Japanese teams into an expanded Super Rugby competition in the future, the Asian connection will only grow stronger. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/sport/super...
by Mauler
November 9th, 2011, 12:54 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Heineken Cup: "Expanding the brand". Discuss.
Replies: 25
Views: 985

Re: Heineken Cup: "Expanding the brand". Discuss.

Interesting Aussie Rugby viewpoint on their expansion into Asia. AUSTRALIA'S Super Rugby teams are looking to join the push into Asia by playing pre-season games in cities such as Hong Kong and Singapore. The Wallabies have played Bledisloe Cup Tests against the All Blacks in Hong Kong and Tokyo ove...
by Mauler
November 8th, 2011, 4:57 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Alan Gaffney off to The Waratahs
Replies: 6
Views: 668

Alan Gaffney off to The Waratahs

LONG-suffering NSW Waratahs fans crying out for attacking rugby would have been pleased to hear Alan Gaffney had been appointed as the team's senior assistant coach. Raised on running rugby at Sydney club Randwick, Gaffney played more than 200 games for the Galloping Greens and later coached the Ell...
by Mauler
November 8th, 2011, 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The WTF thread
Replies: 264
Views: 18740

Re: The WTF thread

Man with 29 corpse 'dolls' arrested Russian police have arrested a man described by local media as the "cemetery collector" for digging up 29 corpses and dressing the remains in female clothing to display around his flat. Grainy police video images of the man's cramped flat showed what look like se...
by Mauler
November 8th, 2011, 10:15 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Treviso v Leinster
Replies: 15
Views: 616

Re: Treviso v Leinster

It's such a shame that Setanta failed at this, mostly for the commitments it made to the English Premier league and getting their numbers wrong on the growth of the subscriptions as a result. But it would be great if a rugby dedicated sports channell came on board, bought up all the rights, plus AP...