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by Jim Lahey
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

All the irish scrumhalves playing this weekend are leinster "developed": Luke McGrath(27) Nick McCarthy(25) Hugh O'Sullivan(22) Paddy Patterson(22) Not sure that is a list to be proud of. Luke blows hot and cold and I’ve never heard of the other 3. Says the supporter of a province that has another ...
by Jim Lahey
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

All the irish scrumhalves playing this weekend are leinster "developed": Luke McGrath(27) Nick McCarthy(25) Hugh O'Sullivan(22) Paddy Patterson(22) Not sure that is a list to be proud of. Luke blows hot and cold and I’ve never heard of the other 3. wouldn't exactly say it was a statement that indic...
by Jim Lahey
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

All the irish scrumhalves playing this weekend are leinster "developed": Luke McGrath(27) Nick McCarthy(25) Hugh O'Sullivan(22) Paddy Patterson(22) Not sure that is a list to be proud of. Luke blows hot and cold and I’ve never heard of the other 3. Says the supporter of a province that has another ...
by Jim Lahey
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

All the irish scrumhalves playing this weekend are leinster "developed": Luke McGrath(27) Nick McCarthy(25) Hugh O'Sullivan(22) Paddy Patterson(22) Not sure that is a list to be proud of. Luke blows hot and cold and I’ve never heard of the other 3. wouldn't exactly say it was a statement that indic...
by Jim Lahey
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

irishrugbyua wrote: Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:57 pm All the irish scrumhalves playing this weekend are leinster "developed":

Luke McGrath(27)
Nick McCarthy(25)
Hugh O'Sullivan(22)
Paddy Patterson(22)
Not sure that is a list to be proud of.
Luke blows hot and cold and I’ve never heard of the other 3.
by Jim Lahey
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Frawley would be on high on the list if he was still playing 10 regularly. Top underage 10's: 1. Charlie Tector(Leinster) - u19 2. Cian Whooley(Munster) - u20 3. Tim Corkery(Leinster) - u20 4. Cathal Forde(Connacht) - u20 5. James Humphreys(Ulster) - u20 Is Tector decent? Whats his background? Not ...
by Jim Lahey
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Bill Johnson has been decent for Ulster whenever given the chance but I’d question how his development will work out being at best 3rd choice, and at worst 4th with Lowry being given the 10 shirt.
A 2-year deal abroad might not be the worst thing for him long-term if he was guaranteed gametime.
by Jim Lahey
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

JJ being linked with Lyon this morning. Is it just silly season for all rumours or is there substance? JJ leaving would make sense. Munster would be wise to back Healy as their no.1 and they have that other young lad coming through, plus I’m sure there are others that can step into the breach in an...
by Jim Lahey
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Gilroy signed on for another year. Great servant over the years and all but I’d say he’s surplus to requirements these days with Stockdale, Baloucoune, McIlroy, Lyttle, Moxham and probably a few other lads from the academy production line. When you list all of them and we have given Gilroy another ...
by Jim Lahey
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Reddit v Hedgefunds
Replies: 159
Views: 7030

Re: Reddit v Hedgefunds

flaggETERNAL wrote: Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:49 pm Robinhood restricting trades now on GME and AMC.
I can understand why they did it but the PR of it for those brokers and the financial industry in general will be brutal. Although they are probably used to it at this stage and don’t give a f**k because they are loaded.
by Jim Lahey
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Gilroy signed on for another year.

Great servant over the years and all but I’d say he’s surplus to requirements these days with Stockdale, Baloucoune, McIlroy, Lyttle, Moxham and probably a few other lads from the academy production line.
by Jim Lahey
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Losing CJ would be a big blow for Ireland. He’s been one of our more consistent performers over the years and probably the only person that wasn’t below par in Japan. I wonder if the IRFU would do a Sexton and pick him anyway if he left? Probably not with Doris’ emergence and Coombes/Ruddock playing...
by Jim Lahey
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

So Munster branch TMO missed Kleyns citable offence and Daly's elbow to Keenans face. :thumbup: Strange how Jumper wasn't calling for a life ban for Kleyn :lol: All the Ulster lads saying that Keenan dived :blush: :blush: Fixed I genuinely had a Wenger moment and went for a piss and another beer so...
by Jim Lahey
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Country's Best and Worst Kit
Replies: 76
Views: 2815

Re: Your Country's Best and Worst Kit

Ireland’s was decent until the abortion of a shirt in 07.
And has been shite since.
by Jim Lahey
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 116528
Views: 3896069

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

In the safety of this thread, can someone give me a synopsis of what the f**k is going on with this AZ fiasco? I haven’t been following it but has the company sold all its stock to the UK and pushed back lead times for the EU? And if so how badly does that knock back the EU’s vaccination plans?
by Jim Lahey
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

6.McCann/Rea/Jones 7.Nordi/Reidy 8.Nakarawa/Timoney Looks pretty decent tbf Its pretty much that at the moment except Coetzee instead of Nakarawa, and even Stevie Wonder can see that Coetzee >>>> Nakarawa (no harm to the lad, I know he is very good). So on that basis we are weaker, as would any sid...
by Jim Lahey
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

6.McCann/Rea/Jones 7.Nordi/Reidy 8.Nakarawa/Timoney Looks pretty decent tbf Its pretty much that at the moment except Coetzee instead of Nakarawa, and even Stevie Wonder can see that Coetzee >>>> Nakarawa (no harm to the lad, I know he is very good). So on that basis we are weaker, as would any sid...
by Jim Lahey
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

6.McCann/Rea/Jones 7.Nordi/Reidy 8.Nakarawa/Timoney Looks pretty decent tbf Its pretty much that at the moment except Coetzee instead of Nakarawa, and even Stevie Wonder can see that Coetzee >>>> Nakarawa (no harm to the lad, I know he is very good). So on that basis we are weaker, as would any sid...
by Jim Lahey
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

crouchy wrote: Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:26 pm
crouchy wrote: Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:25 pm Nakarawa will be announced by Ulster in about 5 mins.
Oh, there is is.

https://twitter.com/UlsterRugby/status/ ... 6982327304
Nice 👍
Will fit in well with Dan’s high tempo forward offloading game.
by Jim Lahey
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

My Jackman spidey-senses are a-tingling. On another matter, I'm rather surprised someone hasn't suggested bottling Essence of Cooney and distributing him nationwide in the fight against Covid. PS - I do not understand how he is not in the squad and JGP is, but hey-ho. Its the perfect storm of hyste...
by Jim Lahey
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Whats Jackman doing these days anyway, apart from spouting shite and trying to remain relevant?
Is he coaching somewhere?
by Jim Lahey
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Jackman on Tom O'Toole: "Is a player for the future, if he had to start at tighthead in the 6 nations you'd be worried, anyone who watch him against Leinster A knows he is a project, he is going to be a great player but he is not even ready to play to top european cup rugby yet as a scrummager" :lo...
by Jim Lahey
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

How long has McCloskey got left on his Ulster contract? Could see the same situation evolving from him possibly. He seems like an ambitious guy but he ain’t going to win anything at Ulster, and will be behind Henshaw, Aki and possibly Farrell (if they put him in at 12) for Ireland, even before we st...
by Jim Lahey
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

hermie wrote: Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:49 pm Underhill has just dropped out of the England squad. But that just means Willis is in now. Those bastards.
Marler out as well for personal reasons.
I mean I wish the man well fighting his demons but he’s done this a few times now. You’d think that Eddie would cut him loose from now on.
by Jim Lahey
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 116528
Views: 3896069

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

The f**king state of Derry.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-55802136

Given that the lad died of Covid, and that Derry has been one of the worst, if not the worst hit area in NI/UK, you'd think the Republican movement might have a bit of sense this time round.
by Jim Lahey
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

A 35 year old and broken bodiedJonny Sexton is our starting 10 going into this 6N and probably the next world cup in 2.5 years time, and Ross Byrne/Billy Burns are our 2nd and 3rd choices.

In the whole island of Ireland.

Let that sink in lads.
by Jim Lahey
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Drunken Brits - we're glad to be rid of them
Replies: 112
Views: 3315

Re: Drunken Brits - we're glad to be rid of them

I’d say I was drunk maybe 5 or 6 times in 2020, which is down from probably 10-15 in a normal year. Having said that I was having a glass of wine most nights which I normally wouldn’t have done.
by Jim Lahey
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

rialtoblue wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:36 pm Perhaps Stockdale is taking greater privacy, a la heaslip, over his medical pronouncements.
Maybe he’s off to France?
Maybe he’s got covid?
Maybe he’s just been dropped?
Maybe he’s taking time off to study horticulture?

The possibilities are endless.
by Jim Lahey
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

You’d imagine that there will be some sort of shadow squad in place given that 3 probable starters in Furlong, Hendy and Sexton are all sicknotes. And then there will be the normal wear and tear during the tournament.
by Jim Lahey
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

earl the beaver wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:08 am Stockdale's dead leg must be worse than intimated.

Also no Cooney still :lol:
Didn’t notice Stockdale missing.
Yeah must be injured as his recent form has been much improved than the start of the season.
by Jim Lahey
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

irishrugbyua wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:01 am Image
As expected really.
Good to see Ruddock back involved and Casey included.
by Jim Lahey
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I said it on the match thread but all interpros should be full blooded affairs going forward, none of this player management bollocks. The fallout of Leinster’s defeat by Sarries was that they were undercooked. We can’t rely on the Welsh/Scots/Italians putting up much of a fight on a weekly basis. T...
by Jim Lahey
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 12219

Re: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread

Fardy had a couple of nice turnovers, one of which the ball was never out of the ruck but you take what you get.
Don’t remember too much else from him.
by Jim Lahey
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 454791
Views: 17377633

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Squad announced tomorrow?
Don’t think we’ll see much change from the Autumn.
I’d like to see Coombes involved but haven’t seen too many other youngsters getting the same amount of exposure to warrant selection.
by Jim Lahey
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 116528
Views: 3896069

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Back to Dublin's second Gilded Age. Johnny Ronan is submitting an application to DCC for a revised version of his "Waterfront South Central" development outside of the SDZ process. His thinking appears to be that DCC will reject and he will then appeal to ABP who he thinks will give him his permiss...
by Jim Lahey
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 116528
Views: 3896069

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Well this is all getting a bit unseemly. I come on this thread occasionally for hard hitting analysis on SF's continued rise to power, some funny twitter shares of super-woke Daddy's Credit Card types pretending living in ROI is akin to living in the Central African Republic, and Camroc boasting abo...
by Jim Lahey
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 12219

Re: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread

Enjoyed that.
A good full-blooded interpro. The IRFU need to cop the f**k on and forget about player management and have these type of games every time.
by Jim Lahey
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 12219

Re: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread

Why are Munster kicking the ball away? :?
by Jim Lahey
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 12219

Re: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread

Stupid penalties and a shite lineout in the 1st half cost Munster tonight. Leinster haven’t been great but typically grind these type of games out.