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by epaddy
Tue May 12, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers: The marriage referendum
Replies: 3232
Views: 61657

Re: Irishers: The marriage referendum

Is it over yet? Indeed. If this debate is pissing some off, think of how it must feel for gay people to have the whole country discussing if they should have equal rights or not. While the debate has been heartening on one level, for gay people and young gay people especially to see such fervent qu...
by epaddy
Sat May 09, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boooooo Boys v Turnips, Sat May 9th, KO @ 14:40
Replies: 492
Views: 12245

Re: Boooooo Boys v Turnips, Sat May 9th, KO @ 14:40

Is this the new Irish rugby thread? Same shite arguments. Incredible. First decent Pro12 match I've seen all year and the same tossers are having the same arguments they have everyday. :roll: :lol: I can see the irony in that one all right. To be fair I've seen little P12, mostly Leinster. :(. The ...
by epaddy
Sat May 09, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boooooo Boys v Turnips, Sat May 9th, KO @ 14:40
Replies: 492
Views: 12245

Re: Boooooo Boys v Turnips, Sat May 9th, KO @ 14:40

iarmhiman wrote:Is this the new Irish rugby thread? Same shite arguments.
Incredible. First decent Pro12 match I've seen all year and the same tossers are having the same arguments they have everyday.
by epaddy
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers: The marriage referendum
Replies: 3232
Views: 61657

Re: Irishers: The marriage referendum

I'd say Eldanielfire or whatever his name is would win the biggest fanny award by a long shot. JM isn't remotely as bad, he's just as argumentative as Statts so you notice him more. Why do I know Una Mullaley's name? I read something by her recently enough and I seem to remember that it annoyed me ...
by epaddy
Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ulster vs Leinster
Replies: 497
Views: 8364

Re: Ulster vs Leinster

Matt O'Connor - attack coach.

Well done Ulster, smashed. Great to see Jackson and Hendo having big games.
by epaddy
Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers: The marriage referendum
Replies: 3232
Views: 61657

Re: Irishers: The marriage referendum

CM11 wrote:Another thread Xupied. A one man swarm.
Indeed, though there is probably an argument against surrogacy. Which of course has nothing to do with this referendum.
by epaddy
Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ulster vs Leinster
Replies: 497
Views: 8364

Re: Ulster vs Leinster

Leinster to win and win well. Squeeze the shite out of them and discipline should go to shite. No try BP, obviously.
by epaddy
Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers: The marriage referendum
Replies: 3232
Views: 61657

Re: Irishers: The marriage referendum

anonymous_joe wrote:Anyone got a link to McDowell's article in the Sunday Business Post this week?
I managed to just about read it on my phone using this. SBP is behind a paywall.

https://twitter.com/ICCLtweet/status/589760892696469504
by epaddy
Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: European Champions 1/4 of the unloved. Racing v Sarries
Replies: 214
Views: 5407

Re: European Champions 1/4 of the unloved. Racing v Sarries

BT could really do with a descenting voice from the Aviva/Sarries love-in in commentary. Maybe you are suffering from pre-determined group-think. They have just spent the last 10 mins asking how Saracens are still in the game. Admittedly Stuart Barnes would have coated the commentary box in a heady...
by epaddy
Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster, Bath, rugby, official, etc.
Replies: 640
Views: 14632

Re: Leinster, Bath, rugby, official, etc.

Ulster are shite. You bored Dan? Too tired and miserable to go for anything remotely subtle. Another weekend another Leinster win. Another year another semi-final. Big improvement on the last few seasons. Money in bank for all the provinces. Nice big contract extension next. For what its worth I th...
by epaddy
Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: European Champions 1/4 of the unloved. Racing v Sarries
Replies: 214
Views: 5407

Re: European Champions 1/4 of the unloved. Racing v Sarries

BT could really do with a descenting voice from the Aviva/Sarries love-in in commentary.
by epaddy
Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436828
Views: 16240779

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Yer Man wrote:Sexton injured.
Has never lost a European knockout game, incredible. What Leinster could do with having him now. Neither Gopperth or Madigan are willing to stand flat and take the ball up straight.
by epaddy
Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436828
Views: 16240779

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Yer Man wrote:Henderson in the center, I like it. :nod: :nod: :thumbup:
May need to work on his kicking.

:blush:
by epaddy
Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436828
Views: 16240779

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

3 Hookers, 3 Tightheads, 3 Scrumhalves is pretty much a certainty. Cant have someone else covering those positions and talk of flying someone out if needed is Rubbish, what if an injury happens on the day of a game? What if it is a short term injury which happens before the Italy match, we remove a ...
by epaddy
Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436828
Views: 16240779

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

CM11 wrote:I'm starting to feel sorry for the Scottish women. I'm revising my victory margin to 70 - 80 points.
They've just brought on a 42 year old replacement, potential game changer.
by epaddy
Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The other 6Ns championship
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Re: The other 6Ns championship

I'm so desperately hungover. Ireland hockeying another shitty Scottish team, fair play to the wimmin, champions too.
by epaddy
Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is today the most exciting last day of the 6 nations ever?
Replies: 41
Views: 1773

Re: Is today the most exciting last day of the 6 nations eve

Yeah I'm not sure how I'd feel if it were three identical kick offs. Sort of a last day PL feel about it; you tend to check other scores over concentrating on your match. This is better :thumbup: Each position in the running order has its pros and cons. If Ireland or Wales set more than one score t...
by epaddy
Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436828
Views: 16240779

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Whatever about Hook. How Pope has managed to keep the gig is extraordinary. He offers no insight, analysis or international pedigree and contrary to what a foreign voice on the panel should offer, he is a cheerleader for Ireland who says what he thinks the audience wants to hear. The problem with RT...
by epaddy
Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is today the most exciting last day of the 6 nations ever?
Replies: 41
Views: 1773

Re: Is today the most exciting last day of the 6 nations eve

I did think Scotland v Ireland would be closest, but now have a sneaky feeling France are going to turn up and spoil England's party. It would be just like them to do it. If Wales win by 30 they will win the 6 Nations today. Wales by 30-35 wouldn't be the worst thing for Ireland I reckon. Gives the...
by epaddy
Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436828
Views: 16240779

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Who wasn't rubbish last game? POC, ... Henshaw? Outside of Sexton and Best was anyone really shit? Toner and POM didnt have their best games, but are generally more useful without the ball. Heaslip did badly for the try but I thought was the pick of the backrow. SOB looked hesitant and didnt get it...
by epaddy
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436828
Views: 16240779

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Nolanator wrote:I missed out Trimble as well. I guess Cronin would be 5th choice prop at the moment. Made an assumption that Tuohy will go if he manages to not break between now and then.
I'd imagine the 5th prop will be a tight head.
by epaddy
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436828
Views: 16240779

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

POM Heaslip SOB Ruddock TOD Murphy Henry How many backrowers are we allowed to bring to the RWC? :uhoh: Throwing Henderson into the row because he's a dead cert. Assuming squad go to 31 for an extra prop, 5 Props 3 Hookers 3 locks 1 Lock / BR (Hendo) 5 back row 3 Scrum half 2 Outhalf 4 Centres 6 Ba...
by epaddy
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436828
Views: 16240779

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Full fit L/H Props: Healy, McGrath Hookers: Best, Cronin, (Strauss) T/H Props: Ross, Moore, (White) Locks: POC, Toner, (Tuohy, Foley, McCarthy, *Ryan*) L/BR: Hendo, (Ryan) BS: POM, Ruddock OS: SOB, (Henry, TOD) 8: Heaslip, Murphy SH: Murray, Reddan, (Anyone, Boss, Marmion) OH: Sexton, (Madigan, Jack...
by epaddy
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436828
Views: 16240779

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

POM Heaslip SOB Ruddock TOD Murphy Henry How many backrowers are we allowed to bring to the RWC? :uhoh: Throwing Henderson into the row because he's a dead cert. Assuming squad go to 31 for an extra prop, 5 Props 3 Hookers 3 locks 1 Lock / BR (Hendo) 5 back row 3 Scrum half 2 Outhalf 4 Centres 6 Ba...
by epaddy
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436828
Views: 16240779

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

The only change likely for Wales is, Heaslip in, Murphy to bench, TOD to Munster. I think both Payne and SOB will pass the return to play protocols. Calling for anybodies head after that performance is petty provincialism at its worst. Not getting in to the Madigan thing. He was and is several step...
by epaddy
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: CWC, Ireland v SA at Canberra
Replies: 74
Views: 2013

Re: CWC, Ireland v SA at Canberra

Well we got half way there. Run rate took a battering. Beat the Zimbos and we still have a good chance.

Seriously talented SA team, hope they have the bottle to show it when it really matters.
by epaddy
Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436828
Views: 16240779

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

As I said earlier, Toner dropping that LO ball (under great pressure from the English it must be said) was to me the turning point. Ireland get any sort of score from that visit to the English 22, and it's Goodnight Irene. As it was we f**k up, they came back down the pitch and got a penalty from w...
by epaddy
Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436828
Views: 16240779

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

As I said earlier, Toner dropping that LO ball (under great pressure from the English it must be said) was to me the turning point. Ireland get any sort of score from that visit to the English 22, and it's Goodnight Irene. As it was we f**k up, they came back down the pitch and got a penalty from w...
by epaddy
Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436828
Views: 16240779

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Don't ever remember being this confident about beating France. Don't like it... France haven't shown up in Dublin since 2007. 2011 we shot ourselves in the foot with Fitz having a very poor game under the high ball. They haven't beaten us by more than a score since 1997 at home. I think we should b...
by epaddy
Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RBS 6 Nations: Italy v Ireland Offical Match Thread
Replies: 690
Views: 16689

Re: RBS 6 Nations: Italy v Ireland Offical Match Thread

iarmhiman wrote:England will put about 45-50 points on Italy. it's fairly much guaranteed Ireland won't win the championship on points difference like Zico said.
Probably, cant really worry about points difference until the last weekend though, could be completely redundant.
by epaddy
Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RBS 6 Nations: Italy v Ireland Offical Match Thread
Replies: 690
Views: 16689

Re: RBS 6 Nations: Italy v Ireland Offical Match Thread

I think we can be reasonably pleased with that. Italy were complete shut down, or else they were useless, probably somewhere between the two. Ireland well organised and the set piece held up ok. In attack we were pretty ordinary, but had a lot of third/fourth choice players out there in vital positi...
by epaddy
Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 101235
Views: 3243097

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I see that Bill Black is not mincing his words at the banking inquiry this morning . He is a very interesting man who I have met on a couple of occasions. Unfortunately he is addressing a group of imbeciles who have fcuk all interest in listening to him in any meaningful way. While referring to the...
by epaddy
Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436828
Views: 16240779

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Joe still recruiting for Leinster, that's Marmion off next year so. Porter, I would love to see Marmion get the nod but he hasn't shown it when he has had the opportunity. I think if he can get a good game under his belt he will kick on but at the moment he hasn't. Good game under his belt? The Wol...
by epaddy
Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436828
Views: 16240779

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Boss, really? I know we have a ridiculously shallow depth at 9 but this guy shouldn't be making provincial squads let alone international 23's. Rest of the team is pretty meh, Keatley is last man standing after Madigans poor run at 10. SOB will do well to step up to this level and the rest of the ba...
by epaddy
Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Open moving to Sky
Replies: 81
Views: 3799

Re: The Open moving to Sky

Six Nations and Wimbledon will be next. Only the players and administers benefit from these deals. European Free to air markets are so fragmented they cant compete like the big US networks for top level sport. A shame.
by epaddy
Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 101235
Views: 3243097

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

nardol wrote:20% deposit final


I find it strange and wrong tbh that someone nobody elected implements a law like this.
This is out of his remit imho
It's exactly in his remit and its the right decision.

Now its up to the politicians to make housing cheaper.
by epaddy
Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436828
Views: 16240779

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

ZappaMan wrote:I must say, we are looking increasingly blessed with our injury profile. Remarkable, really.
I'm a little bothered at how it all seems to be coming together rather well for the French match. Potentially Sexton, Henderson, SOB and Healy all available for the squad.
by epaddy
Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436828
Views: 16240779

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Any squad, let alone team without McFadden is not worth considering.
by epaddy
Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Munster v Sale, Sun 25th, KO @ 15:15
Replies: 292
Views: 5891

Re: Munster v Sale, Sun 25th, KO @ 15:15

Keatley for Ireland bench.
by epaddy
Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ERC - Who's through - Who isn't - Who might if if if
Replies: 42
Views: 1621

Re: ERC - Who's through - Who isn't - Who might if if if

Someone help? Waiting for the Pool A result we have: * Racing 24 * Toulon 22 * Leinster 20 * Bath 19 Saints 19 Wasps 18 Clermont 18 Sarries 17 So if both teams take maximum points and Clermont wins we have RM92 - WAS ASM - SAR (again) RCT - NOR LEIN - BAT If both take max points and Sarries win: RM...