Monthly Archives: August 2011

IRELAND V ENGLAND REVIEW

Well, Ireland’s series of warm-up games has been completed, and unfortunately, it didn’t end on a high. The final game against England was probably the worst of the four. At least in the 2 games against France, Ireland had moments … Continue reading

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Well, we come to the last of Ireland’s games in their World Cup warm-up series (I refuse to call it the Guinness series!) against England on Saturday, August 27th, and it has to be said that it has been a … Continue reading

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Well, Ireland started the match against France very well. It seemed to be a complete turn around from last week’s game. We dominated for the first 15 minutes, with Cian Healy scoring a try. We really had the French on the ropes and … Continue reading

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Well, Declan Kidney has picked his teams for Ireland’s next two games. The first game is against Connacht on Thursday, while the second is the return match against France on Saturday. The team against Connacht has a lot of new … Continue reading

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Wow, that was quite a day of rugby! Just the thing to get you in the mood for the World Cup. With the 3 matches in the one day, it was also like the Six Nations. Firstly Ireland’s match against … Continue reading

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Well, Declan Kidney has made some changes to the Irish team for the clash against France on Saturday. Keith Earls comes in for McFadden at centre, and there’s a whole new half-back partnership with Eoin Reddan and Ronan O’Gara coming … Continue reading

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Well, Ireland’s World Cup preparations didn’t get off to a great start, losing the first of their warm-up games to Scotland, 10-6. Scotland seemed the more dynamic of the sides, looking to run the ball, while Ireland concentrated on their … Continue reading

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