47 thoughts on “De Sunday Papers

    1. ReproBertie

      For many years the tradition in rugby was that the home anthem was played at international tests but never the away one. This was the case until the first World Cup in 1987 in New Zealand when both anthems were played. This change was news to the Irish team and led to the infamous playing of The Rose of Tralee at Ireland’s first game. None of the players had any objection to Amhráinn na bhFiann being played but the Union decided against it and eventually we ended up with Ireland’s Call.

      The playing of Ireland’s Call at away games instead of Amhráinn na bhFiann makes Ireland the only union sticking to the old tradition of not playing the away team’s anthem, albeit inadvertently, so stick that up your miserablist, joyless jacksie.

      What a fabulous performance and an incredible victory. Well done one and all. Here’s hoping they manage a repeat in a fortnight.

    2. Kieran NYC

      “Pity the “Irish” team didn’t sing the “Irish” national anthem.”

      I bet you’re one of those people who wants to ‘take back de North’ but doesn’t realise we’d have to change the anthem then too

  1. Tony

    One of the most selfloathingly cringing things I have seen as an Irishman is our country playing abroad without our anthem. Why? In case snowflake nordies get offended? Tippin me forelock and beggin your pardon bwana. Disgusting and craven. On the other hand, g’wan the goys!

        1. mildred st. meadowlark

          It may not be bigotry but I’ll tell you this, it is mean-minded pettiness. The Irish rugby team played an absolute blinder yesterday, a team made up of players from every corner of this island. It was a wonderful match and showed how unifying sports can be.

          It is nothing but pettiness and a nasty spirit to make an issue out of a national anthem not being sung. It is not about that.

          I can’t believe that some people watched that match and all they took away from it was regret that Amhrán na bhFiann wasn’t sung. Really.

          1. Mr Reality

            Ireland played out of their skins and i’ve never been prouder, it’s been 11 years since the all blacks had 40+ points put passed them, an absolute milestone, however that Irelands call is a pathetic attempt at an anthem

          1. Frilly Keane

            No its not

            durty Tipp timber merchants
            ET Ugly Kilkenny filthy tramps
            Durty fouling Kerry mongrels
            Don’t rule out the Galway (heron) Chokers
            Banner mucksavages
            Meath knackers
            Jackeens

            D’ya want more?

            Nordie Prods isn’t too bad really

            D’ya want more?

            I take it you must be a foreigner

  2. Bingo

    I remember Khalid Kelly from ‘Liveline’ years ago.
    Oh how he did wind up poor aul Joe!

    Still, he was a dangerous sort and chose a very dangerous road.

    1. ceo

      Just his name and the head on him, I can’t help but think he’s like a character Sasha Baron Cohen would have produced. Hard on his family that be chose this path but the words bed, made & lie spring to mind.

        1. Stev

          And that’s absolutely fine. Enjoy your celebrations and don’t worry that not everyone gives a monkey’s about it.

    1. Charger Salmons

      Good to see Ireland revelling in the success of its national rugby team …. until the all-London derby kicked off then it was back to business as usual.
      Wahaay !

    1. bisted

      …crooked Hillary eats children…you’d have to be pretty gullible to believe that…she kills loads of them but I don’t believe she eats them…

      1. Lilly

        + 1 Hope Gene Kerrigan got an award at that journalism malarkey the other day. He really gets to the nub of it.

        1. Sheik Yahbouti

          Indeed he does. Clear sighted and experienced – nonetheless, he appears to be a lone, sane voice, crying in the wilderness.

  3. Fully Keen

    Any sign of Bodger and his anti Hilary post yet?

    He is itching to click post.

    I can hear the tinfoil crinkling.

      1. SOQ

        The one thing I have learned in my (relatively) long life is that when you say you are gay, it is pretty much an absolute. No come back. A line is crossed.

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