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Some say that Ireland is God’s own country and certainly the rugby¬†gods smiled on them with a clean sweep of European wins this past¬†weekend, a triumphant National team this autumn and the good¬†news goes on, it’s no coincidence. Continuing the theme, I found¬†myself in Galway to watch Connacht take on Perpignan¬†accompanied by a storm of […]

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We all thought that the International season was over¬†but we were wrong – even hardened¬†cynics doffed their caps to some incredible¬†contests at the Quarter Final stage of the European¬†Champions Cup Rugby¬†Competition.¬†Despite injury lists reaching epidemic proportions the¬†rugby public was treated to some sumptuous¬†entertainment of the highest class. ¬† Tribalism was in abundance, club jerseys worn […]

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As¬†the Autumn Internationals played out, followed by two¬†tumultuous¬†European weekends, there has been much to admire as well as ponder as we approach a seasonal period of rest and reflection – unless you are a professional rugby player¬†who¬†isn‚Äôt banned or injured in which case not much of either.¬† First the good news – I was asked […]

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