Ireland full-back Rob Kearney peers out from the Italian man cave earlier at the Aviva.
Via Jenny Moore
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@kearneyrob tribute earlier…
Ahead of today’s 6 Nations Championship game between England and Ireland at Twickenham, Tom McGurk gives us a history lesson.
“It was here in College Park that the oval football was first kicked through the 19th century Irish twilight. Trinity College founded in 1854 is the oldest surviving working club in the world. This was the birthplace of Irish rugby football. So, once again, this evening, the red rose and shamrocks will square up.”
Tom’s eau de cologne The strange odour of age?
Previously: Cabbage Patch Kids
Facts are meaningless, unless..
Commissioned by Ulster Bank, illustrated by In The Company Of Huskies.
21% of fans would sit with George Hook to watch a Grandslam decider?
75% of fans would cut a holiday short to watch a Grandslam decider back in Lansdowne Road Nua?
34% of fans think Rob Kearney is the best looking Irish rugby player?
WHO are these PEOPLE?
Mild mannered London physiotherapist by day.
Bone-crunching athlete, Ireland’s most capped female rugby player, and stalwart at English premier league champions Richmond RFC by weekends (and some evenings).
Ahead of next Saturday’s BROADCAST LIVE triple Crown deciding match against England at Twickenham, we
sat down with got Lynne on the phone.
Could she dummy around our quick-fire list of deceptively-banal questions?
With some ease as it turned out.
Aaron “Favourite female player?”
Lynne: “Huriana Manuel, black ferns 13.”
Aaron: “Favourite male rugby player?”
Lynne: “Brian O’Driscoll and Tommy Bowe.”
Aaron: “Toughest opponent ?”
Lynne: “Alison Millar.”
Aaron: “”Most common foul in women’s rugby?”
Lynne: “At the ruck, off their feet.”
Aaron “Biggest sporting disappointment and high?”
Lynne: “High – Grand slam win 2013. Low – losing to the USA in the 1/4 final of 2010 World Cup having beaten them convincingly in pool game.”
Aaron “Three Irish female players to watch.”
Lynne: “Ashleigh Baxter is a star for the future! Claire Molloy, considered an experienced player but still only 23 and Aisling Hutchins affected by injury this year but we haven’t scratched the surface of her potential, yet.”
Aaron: “Best coach?”
Lynne: “Ian Costello.”
Aaron: “Describe Joe Schmidt in one word.”
Aaron: “Was Warren Gatland correct to drop the other fella that plays No.13?”
Aaron: “Other than rugby, what is your favourite sport to watch?”
Aaron: “The last book you read?”
Aaron: “Your training regime and diet.”
Lynne: “Depending on time if the year. Early in season usually 1 speed endurance/co dictionary sessions, 1 speed, 1 gym Olympic lifting session, 2 club trainings per week.
In season 1 speed, 2 skills , 1 gym plyo based session per week before sat/sun squad sessions.
Diet- eat good food plenty of times throughout the day.”
Aaron: “Favourite music/movie?”
Aaron: “Blur or Oasis?”
Lynne: “Who? What?”
Aaron “Did you win your last argument?”
Aaron: “Are you ready to retire?”
Pic by Inpho via Lynne
A new coach! A new season!!
Conor can’t wait.
The first RTÉ promo for the 6 Nations Championship 2014. The same old faces accompanied by
some new buck Ronan O’Gara.
Chill Conor, chill.
For the weekend that’s in it.
Saturday, February 20th, 1982.
The year of the “big snow”, Delorean’s bankruptcy and multiple General Elections..
Scotland travelled to Dublin intent on putting an end to Ireland’s run of unbeaten matches in the 5 Nations Championship.
Ollie remorselessly booted, tapped and dropped-kicked Ireland to its first ‘Tripler’ in 33 years, scoring a then individual record 21 points (in old money).
The following Monday’s Irish Times reported:
“Anguished large Scotsmen deep in alcoholic melancholy littered the streets of Dublin on Saturday night, a sight for bleary Irish eyes.“
Previously: Giving It A McLash