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by He Man Rugger Pints
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal
Replies: 2593
Views: 218061

Re: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal

Colic sounds like hell. Had our first in October and the first few weeks are like nothing I've ever experienced, I felt utterly inept and the lack of sleep does nothing for anyone's general demeanor. It's gotten waayyyy better since then and we're in a nice routine (touch wood) but I totally get how...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441887
Views: 16593386

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Condolences Bogbunny, it's a rollercoaster. My mother passed away recently after a short illness too, it's a shit time.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal
Replies: 2593
Views: 218061

Re: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal

Sorry to hear that Floppy. My mother died after a fairly quick illness about two months back, kinda went on autopilot as I had a kid about two weeks after but fudge me did it catch up with me the last few days. Anyone have any experience with grief counselling and thoughts on it? Need to try manage ...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dupont named player of 2020 6N
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: Dupont named player of 2020 6N

First French player to win it, that's mental! Always feel France are overlooked when people are putting together dream teams etc, maybe not for the last decade when they weren't very good but in general.

Class player!
by He Man Rugger Pints
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Having kids ... yay or nay?
Replies: 194
Views: 4240

Re: Having kids ... yay or nay?

Had the first a few weeks back, it's a very surreal experience. Centre of my universe and my priorities have completely shifted, had a great life before and I intend on continuing to do so but it's obviously going to be different. It's also like living with a difficult alcoholic who shits and pisses...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: French terror attacks.
Replies: 383
Views: 8363

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

Stumbled across a picture on Twitter which I wish I hadn't seen. How people can be apologetic for this stuff is beyond me.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers: Schools advice Rathfarnham
Replies: 47
Views: 1050

Re: Irishers: Schools advice Rathfarnham

Finished in 2000 but I went to Ballyroan BNS for primary school. The principle at the time was hugely involved in basketball and so that was the main sport along with GAA. They had a cool "woodlands recreation area" which was cool at the time. I really enjoyed it there but God knows if any of the te...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?
Replies: 697
Views: 24395

Re: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?

My tinfoil hat theory is that Russia is pumping some of their black cash into the issue to destabilise the left in the West. It's off putting for enough people to stop them voting lib dem, labour, democrat etc to make a difference. Helps drive people into the arms of the Republicans, Tories etc who ...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?
Replies: 697
Views: 24395

Re: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?

Horrible person alright, pure evil. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/may/02/jk-rowling-donates-crisis-refuge-homeless-domestic-abuse-uk-charities-coronavirus https://www.lifehack.org/462821/j-k-rowling-loses-her-billionaire-status-because-of-being-too-generous https://www.philanthropy-impact.o...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441887
Views: 16593386

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Deegan at 23? Some sort of attempt to convert him into a centre or something? :?
by He Man Rugger Pints
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team
Replies: 157
Views: 4206

Re: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team

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Some of the early Super Rugby jerseys were pretty swish.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441887
Views: 16593386

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I like the jersey, the blurb though! :roll:

"It's blue because Leinster wear blue" would have sufficed.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Whisky Thread
Replies: 894
Views: 112116

Re: The Whisky Thread

Hellraiser wrote:My most extravagant recent purchases include these:
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The concept behind this is very cool.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441887
Views: 16593386

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Think the Paddy Jackson situation forced Schmidt's hand there a bit too.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441887
Views: 16593386

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I haven't seen Madigan play for a few years now but his form would have fallen off a cliff massively were he to be behind Burns.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The PR Book Thread
Replies: 1543
Views: 134536

Re: The PR Book Thread

https://www.ft.com/__origami/service/image/v2/images/raw/http%3A%2F%2Fcom.ft.imagepublish.upp-prod-us.s3.amazonaws.com%2F5ecdf9b4-8374-11ea-b555-37a289098206?fit=scale-down&source=next&width=300 Just finished this, excellent and fairly detailed account of Putin's ascent to his current position and ...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most embarrassing oversight of an international player
Replies: 86
Views: 3492

Re: Your most embarrassing oversight of an international pla

Andrew Trimble, think probably because he came through so young and so raw. Just took a few seasons for the rest of his game to round out and he turned out a fantastic player for Ireland. Devin Toner probably as well.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: John Hume Gooooooooonnneeeee
Replies: 20
Views: 2695

Re: John Hume Gooooooooonnneeeee

Up there with Daniel O'Connell as the greatest ever Irishman. I would love to see a major street in Dublin named in his honour.

RTE did a doc on him as part of a series on "Ireland's greatest ever Irish person" a few years ago, worth a watch. He won too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paBd7vSJtbU
by He Man Rugger Pints
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441887
Views: 16593386

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

They put themselves in a shitty situation whatever way you paint it. There's a lot can go wrong when you carry on like that, especially in this day and age.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441887
Views: 16593386

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

10 years ago today, first game in the Aviva. 68-0. Leinster/Ulster team 15. Sam Coghlan Murray (Leinster) 14. Craig Gilroy (Ulster) 13. Alex Kelly (Leinster) 12. Luke Marshall (Ulster) Captain 11. Andrew Boyle (Leinster) 10. Paddy Jackson (Ulster) 9. Peter du Toit (Leinster) 1. James Tracy (Leinste...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Recommend me a sports autobiography/biography
Replies: 49
Views: 1945

Re: Recommend me a sports autobiography/biography

https://www.easons.com/globalassets/5637150827/all/books/sports/sports-biography/9781471175398.jpg?width=251&height=389&mode=max See you've already made your purchase but this is one of the best sports biographies I've read in a few years. The background to his upbringing, borderline abusive father...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?
Replies: 697
Views: 24395

Re: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?

Words lose their meaning/power when they're thrown around for every little thing. If you call everyone racist/transphobic/bigoted etc who isn't an absolutist in their thought process or sees shades of grey in different scenarios then unfortunately those words lose all meaning and actual bigotry gets...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Wed May 06, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441887
Views: 16593386

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Pretty sure it's more that Gilroy is a below a halfwit rather than a racist.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Mon May 04, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who have YOU played with XV?
Replies: 125
Views: 6259

Re: Who have YOU played with XV?

Played with: 15. Kenny Murphy 11. Anthony Horgan 10. ROG 9. Stringer + Meara 7. Wallace 5. Mick O'Driscoll 4. Donnacha O'Callaghan 3. Mike Ross 2. Frankie Sheehan + John Fogarty Plus Sexton and Fanning if you include club friendlies, etc. If you include against: George Clancy Felipe Contepomi That’...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The PR Book Thread
Replies: 1543
Views: 134536

Re: The PR Book Thread

Yep, I was reasonably ignorant of what went on in the East of Europe after WW2 beyond the Iron Curtain going up but that really got me in this book. Files on what he did were only declassified in the 90's because he had been loyal to the Polish government in exile. Amazing individual.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The PR Book Thread
Replies: 1543
Views: 134536

Re: The PR Book Thread

Set myself a challenge to read 24 books this year, pissing through them so far. Generally don't watch tv and given that the tv I did watch was mainly live sport I'm barely touching the thing. https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/lotr/images/d/db/51eq24cRtRL._SX331_BO1%2C204%2C203%2C200_.jpg/revision/...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441887
Views: 16593386

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Maybe I'm being parochial but if Ryan has 2019 form I think he's in the Lions starting XV... not that he has been poor this season by any means.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441887
Views: 16593386

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Jauzion was a dream of a player. Would have loved to see him and BOD play together somehow.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441887
Views: 16593386

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Assume this has been covered but not arsed reading back. Earl demanding a place for Madigan in Ireland squads is going to be a spicy meatball!
by He Man Rugger Pints
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 124808

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

There's a shove online from the whattabouters to get the provos on level with the 1916 rising as well as the Old IRA. Was the 1916 rising justified? 260 civilians killed. Or was the Irish war of Independence justified? There were 750 civilians killed in three years. Were they more palatable because...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 124808

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

There's a shove online from the whattabouters to get the provos on level with the 1916 rising as well as the Old IRA. Was the 1916 rising justified? 260 civilians killed. Or was the Irish war of Independence justified? There were 750 civilians killed in three years. Were they more palatable because...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 124808

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

I remember being broke during the noughties boom. Out of college and on shite money. It was the recession with the cheap rents where I started to save for the property I bought. I was in my thirties before I started to have any sort of deposit. Nowadays most in their 20s are broke unless you have r...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 124808

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

Rathdown had a grim pool of candidates. Would have voted FG on a national level but had two goons in area. Madigan advised Bailey to sue over swing nonsense and is an ambulance chaser, Richmond wants Ireland to rejoin the commonwealth. x( At least Martin got in. Madigan wasn't involved in the case....
by He Man Rugger Pints
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 124808

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

Rathdown had a grim pool of candidates. Would have voted FG on a national level but had two goons in area. Madigan advised Bailey to sue over swing nonsense and is an ambulance chaser, Richmond wants Ireland to rejoin the commonwealth. x(

At least Martin got in.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 124808

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

Saw Hugo MacNeil tagged in one of her tweets during the campaign, jaysus I assumed she was his daughter!
by He Man Rugger Pints
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441887
Views: 16593386

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Leavy if he comes back fit will be a brilliant asset, only real arsehole in that Ireland pack apart from maybe Healy.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Build Up to the Crunch
Replies: 1014
Views: 26796

Re: Build Up to the Crunch

England are a very different team without their PI players.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 1 - Ireland v Scotland. Sat, Feb 1st. KO @ 16:45
Replies: 903
Views: 26694

Re: 6N Rd. 1 - Ireland v Scotland. Sat, Feb 1st. KO @ 16:45

That was a really really low quality game of rugby x(
by He Man Rugger Pints
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irish politicians refuse to commemorate murdered police
Replies: 23
Views: 1453

Re: Irish politicians refuse to commemorate murdered police

It's been such a phenomenal and unnecessary own goal by Fine Gael, Charlie Flanagan is making a dick of himself still beating the drum. Also just saw the picture in the past few days of Pat and Harry Loughnane's funeral back in 1920, f**king hell! I won't post it here but don't Google it if you're s...