By Owen Kennedy I think it’s safe to say that Ireland’s Six Nations campaign this year did not go as we had hoped. The entire country was still riding high after our legendary win against New Zealand in November, and our confidence has come crashing down after the tournament. With just five months until the World Cup kicks off, Ireland couldn’t have put themselves in a worse … [Read more...] about Ireland’s Six Nations campaign: the good, the bad and the disappointing
By Paddy Henry Ireland’s 22-13 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield on 9 February was as crucial as it was unconvincing. The men in Green showed flashes of brilliance in periods throughout the game, but seemed to lack the killer instinct from 2018 where a nation dared to dream of World Cup glory in Japan this autumn. Perhaps central to Ireland’s off colour start to the … [Read more...] about Ireland must look away from Sexton and towards Carberry for remainder of Six Nations
By Owen Kennedy The Boys in Green kick off their Six Nations campaign against England on 2 February. Two of our matches are home games, England and France, whilst we will be facing Wales, Scotland and Italy away. The past ten months have shown huge change in the Irish Squad, winning the Grand Slam on St. Patrick’s Day against England, and the hype of the upcoming World Cup … [Read more...] about Ireland’s 2019 Six Nations: new faces, same game plan?
By Gary Elbert Looking ahead to Irish sporting events, the Rugby World Cup under the Oriental sun looms large. Arguably the best collection of Irish rugby players since the game’s inception on the island will head to Japan hungry, determined, and targeting outright victory. A tentative hope exists, resting upon a precarious dream of success that is pockmarked by previous … [Read more...] about We should all dare to dream as 2019 promises to be a thrilling year in sport
By Martha Brennan Following the news that the IRFU would provide mandatory consent classes to all professional players, Cliona Sadlier of the Rape Crisis Network told The Irish Independent; “You need a whole hierarchy to take responsibility, it has to go all the way up and down; you can’t just land it on the players because they are just products of that system.” Sadlier … [Read more...] about Should Irish universities follow the IRFU’s lead and provide consent classes for college athletes?