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The Ireland women’s rugby team are RBS 6 Nations champions for 2015.

Ireland won their final match against Scotland 73-3, a championship record score.

G’wan na mban!

Match Report: Ireland v Scotland









This afternoon.

The men’s Ireland rugby team led by Paul O’Connell return to Dublin Airport following their victory over Scotland in Edinburgh and securing the Six Nations Championship.

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)

match programme stub

For the weekend that’s in it.

Saturday, February 2nd, 1980.

Ireland faced Scotland off the back of a whipping from her old master.

Ballerina-footed Ollie Campbell and the greased ferret like elusiveness of Colin Patterson lead the charge, backed by southern musclemen, Donal Spring and first-time in green try scorer Moss Keane.

Niall Kiely wrote in the following Monday’s Irish Times:

Our resident Scotsman in a busy restaurant came from Troon, and named, inevitably one-felt, Brown. He had found problems to transcend the day’s woes, one of which led him to beseech every woman present for a needle and thread – a terrace scrimmage had seen him split his only pair of trousers – yet further tragedy stalked in that he had belatedly discovered that Galway , where he wanted to visit an old flame, was not a suburb of Dublin.


Previously: Giving It A McLash, 1985

Retro Rugby on Broadsheet



McGurk! You’re cut.

Ryan!! You’re in.

A passive aggressive defence of Joe Schmidt’s “kicking game” is the theme for RTÉ’s Jonathan Ryan-narrated promo ahead of Ireland versus Wales in Cardiff Arms Park Nua, Wales, today.

It gets results in fairness.

Previously: How Green Was Their Valley

RTÉ Rugby: Six Nations

Thanks Richie McCormack


Wales win 23-16.

The breakdown; Ireland need to beat Scotland next week and hope other results go our way.

Easy, easy.