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