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Discussion in 'Ireland: NSR' started by pmannion, Feb 11, 2006.
Discuss Ireland in the 6 nations here.
Ireland did not play that well against Italy last week. That match today has been played, but I have it taped and will watch it. I think Ireland can win it all, though it wont be easy
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France 43 - 31 Ireland. I didn't get to see the match unfortunately but from any reports I've seen it sounded like a bit of a shambolic performance - we were six tries and 40 points down before we ran in four tries in the last half-hour. The performance towards the end was admittedly quite good from what I've heard but too little and too late. This team has passed its peak years with nothing to show for them.
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allez le blues
I dont really understand the whole competition, what type of tournament is it? Knockout, Round Robin (best record at the end), or what?
As for the match, i zoned out for most of it. Ireland did do well to come back though
Good? I know you don't like rugby, but why is this good?
Each team plays each other once, whoever has the best record at the end wins. Home/away advantage is swapped between teams every season - i.e we played France at home last year, in Paris this year, it'll be in Dublin again next year, and so on for each team.
If a team wins all five matches, that's called a Grand Slam. If any of the Home Nations beat the other three, that's the Triple Crown. The last-placed team gets the wooden spoon...think that rounds up most of the terminology you might be hearing in future matches
cause i dont like rugby or the crowd who play it
Don't worry laddie, the feeling's mutual.
Cymru am byth.
I played for a year when I was a young lad. So you dont like me now?
played it once myself...bored titless
made the GA look interesting
cant beat football
but dont worry Fr Ted...i still love ya
Alan Lee and Damien Duff both played at school!!! Apparantly Duff was an excellent centre tho that isnt too surprising, low centre of gravity and all that!! As far as I know its the fastest growing of the large sports in the country. The days of only upper-middle class types whos only other sporting interests would be cricket and showjumping are now gone in Ireland (tho those types still play)!!
Thanks for not spoiling it, Leto and fearmor123
What is that song they sing at the beginning of the match? Its not Amhrán na bhFiann (which they sang in Dublin, but not in France). However, they played the French anthem. Why is this?
are you sure about this
have you ever been in Dublin during a rugby game...jeez h chriss...the amount of wankers
or worse still...have you ever seen them attend an irish football game in landsdowne road!
In deference to Ireland being a united team. You will here Amhran na bhFiann in Dublin, in deference to the host city or the President being in attendance. Were we to play in Belfast, it would, in theory at least, be Irelands Call and GSTQ.....
The coaches comments afterwards were an Irish classic.....
"I don't think we did anything wrong apart from the 4 or 5 mistakes in the first half"
Ireland played at Ravenhill in the 1999 World Cup. Distinctly remember NOT hearing GSTQ.....
As I said, only in theory.
Isn't France a pretty good team though? I remember hearing somewhere that England and France were going to battle for the title.
They are, have a tendency to take their foot of the pedal a bit.
Are tickets hard to get for these matches or are they usually not that popular?
Unbelievably hard to get tickets.
You basically have to know someone.
By far the hardest ticket to get in Irish sport. It's really easier to get a ticket for the All-Ireland final.
come on Wales...
im back home in dear old ireland...great...the Guinness is lovely...
funny...i will actually be in Wales during the game!!!!....