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Jim Lahey wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:06 pm I’ve stuck a 10er on us to win.
My waters have spoken.
Clearly you have a UTI.
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rfurlong wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:15 pm I fancy our chances lads...

England are undercooked

Jones has been shooting his mouth off

The furriners will have their blood up having had their motivations/loyalties questioned

The other lads will be going out to stand up for their mates

We have a full back who is likely to catch the ball

We have a centre partnership who are limited but who can withstand the English runners

Ross Byrne is going to stand flat and bring Farrell onto the ball

JGP is going to keep the English backrow honest

POM is going to have his second good game of the year and make a bollix of the English lineout

Connors is going to come on like a beserker and chop the fvck out of everything in the second half

Doris is going to announce himself as the Lions no.8

Porter is going to cope with Vunipola

Its on lads ....... deep down you all fvcking know it too!
And I'm to horse it into Gwen Stefani
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Just backed us at 5/1

Our captains grandad was in the GPO in 1916 and it's the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday

Not even Stephen Kenny could fvck this up
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Mr. Very Popular wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:19 am
rfurlong wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:15 pm I fancy our chances lads...

England are undercooked

Jones has been shooting his mouth off

The furriners will have their blood up having had their motivations/loyalties questioned

The other lads will be going out to stand up for their mates

We have a full back who is likely to catch the ball

We have a centre partnership who are limited but who can withstand the English runners

Ross Byrne is going to stand flat and bring Farrell onto the ball

JGP is going to keep the English backrow honest

POM is going to have his second good game of the year and make a bollix of the English lineout

Connors is going to come on like a beserker and chop the fvck out of everything in the second half

Doris is going to announce himself as the Lions no.8

Porter is going to cope with Vunipola

Its on lads ....... deep down you all fvcking know it too!
And I'm to horse it into Gwen Stefani
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rfurlong wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:42 am Just backed us at 5/1

Our captains grandad was in the GPO in 1916 and it's the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday

Not even Stephen Kenny could fvck this up
5/1 in a two horse race - what’s the head start
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rfurlong wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:42 am Just backed us at 5/1

Our captains grandad was in the GPO in 1916 and it's the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday

Not even Stephen Kenny could fvck this up
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Nolanator wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:47 pm Larmour missing this batch of games for Leinster and Ireland could be a bit of a blessing in disguise for both him and Keenan in terms of positional selections.
With Larmour out, Keenan has been fully backed at Leinster to play 15 (although, TBF, they had swapped positions already at the start of the season), and has gone on to start for Ireland with injuries etc.
When Larmour comes back, Keenan will be firmly embedded at 15, so there'll be less temptation to shift him back across and put Larmour there. Gives both of the guys more settled selections down the line.
With you there
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Willie Falloon wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:43 am
rfurlong wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:42 am Just backed us at 5/1

Our captains grandad was in the GPO in 1916 and it's the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday

Not even Stephen Kenny could fvck this up
:|
Fair play for you for being somber on this weekend.
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rfurlong wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:42 am Just backed us at 5/1

Our captains grandad was in the GPO in 1916 and it's the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday

Not even Stephen Kenny could fvck this up
Micheal Collins is the anti-English movie of choice then.

100 years since they stormed Croker near enough.
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Zico wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:17 am
rfurlong wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:42 am Just backed us at 5/1

Our captains grandad was in the GPO in 1916 and it's the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday

Not even Stephen Kenny could fvck this up
Micheal Collins is the anti-English movie of choice then.

100 years since they stormed Croker near enough.
Wise up. It's the anniversary of the Birmingham pub bombings where a lot more innocent people were killed and injured. Not a road we should be going down. :((
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Bogbunny wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:21 am
Zico wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:17 am
rfurlong wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:42 am Just backed us at 5/1

Our captains grandad was in the GPO in 1916 and it's the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday

Not even Stephen Kenny could fvck this up
Micheal Collins is the anti-English movie of choice then.

100 years since they stormed Croker near enough.
Wise up. It's the anniversary of the Birmingham pub bombings where a lot more innocent people were killed and injured. Not a road we should be going down. :((

You’re all wrong it’s the 4 year anniversary of the mighty thirsty thirds going doing to Gorey away with only 13 players and beating the hulking culchies 17-12

They sing songs of it in Valhalla
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Bogbunny wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:21 am
Zico wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:17 am
rfurlong wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:42 am Just backed us at 5/1

Our captains grandad was in the GPO in 1916 and it's the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday

Not even Stephen Kenny could fvck this up
Micheal Collins is the anti-English movie of choice then.

100 years since they stormed Croker near enough.
Wise up. It's the anniversary of the Birmingham pub bombings where a lot more innocent people were killed and injured. Not a road we should be going down. :((
Hate to go all Mary Loo and all but is that the one where the police beat and tortured confessions out of six lads that they told they knew were innocent of the same crime and led to one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in UK history?
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Mullet 2 wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:24 am
Bogbunny wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:21 am
Zico wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:17 am
rfurlong wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:42 am Just backed us at 5/1

Our captains grandad was in the GPO in 1916 and it's the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday

Not even Stephen Kenny could fvck this up
Micheal Collins is the anti-English movie of choice then.

100 years since they stormed Croker near enough.
Wise up. It's the anniversary of the Birmingham pub bombings where a lot more innocent people were killed and injured. Not a road we should be going down. :((

You’re all wrong it’s the 4 year anniversary of the mighty thirsty thirds going doing to Gorey away with only 13 players and beating the hulking culchies 17-12

They sing songs of it in Valhalla
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Flametop wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:29 am
Bogbunny wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:21 am
Zico wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:17 am
rfurlong wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:42 am Just backed us at 5/1

Our captains grandad was in the GPO in 1916 and it's the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday

Not even Stephen Kenny could fvck this up
Micheal Collins is the anti-English movie of choice then.

100 years since they stormed Croker near enough.
Wise up. It's the anniversary of the Birmingham pub bombings where a lot more innocent people were killed and injured. Not a road we should be going down. :((
Hate to go all Mary Loo and all but is that the one where the police beat and tortured confessions out of six lads that they told they knew were innocent of the same crime and led to one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in UK history?

It’s game day, shut your hole
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Flametop wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:29 am
Bogbunny wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:21 am
Zico wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:17 am
rfurlong wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:42 am Just backed us at 5/1

Our captains grandad was in the GPO in 1916 and it's the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday

Not even Stephen Kenny could fvck this up
Micheal Collins is the anti-English movie of choice then.

100 years since they stormed Croker near enough.
Wise up. It's the anniversary of the Birmingham pub bombings where a lot more innocent people were killed and injured. Not a road we should be going down. :((
Hate to go all Mary Loo and all but is that the one where the police beat and tortured confessions out of six lads that they told they knew were innocent of the same crime and led to one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in UK history?
Shut it
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What’s your problems asswipes?
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Flametop wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:39 am What’s your problems asswipes?

This is a rugby board.
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Bogbunny wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:41 am
Flametop wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:39 am What’s your problems asswipes?

This is a rugby board.
I know what it is, just pointing out that your example wasn’t a good one. I’m not advocating the players all get “Tiocfaidh” tattoos.

Let’s get on with the match.
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Flametop wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:39 am What’s your problems asswipes?
That you’re a wanker.

Would have thought that was clear really
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Mullet 2 wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:45 am
Flametop wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:39 am What’s your problems asswipes?
That you’re a wanker.

Would have thought that was clear really
Nah, your mouth was too full.

Get on with the match.
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Sure you don’t want the give us a 7 part history starting in 1601?

Excellent.


Anybody else praying Ross has a stormer? Aside from the usual suspect praying the lad falls of course
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Mullet 2 wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:50 am Sure you don’t want the give us a 7 part history starting in 1601?

Excellent.


Anybody else praying Ross has a stormer? Aside from the usual suspect praying the lad falls of course
:thumbup: All agreed.

Yes, of course and much of today’s result will come down to you who kicks better. Ross is an excellent kicker and if he clicks along with JGP we have a chance.

England have lots of good kickers along the backline.
If Lowe can turn and mop up he will nail down the 11 jersey.

Will Ross use his excellent cross kick much to counter the rush defence?
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Mullet 2 wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:50 am Sure you don’t want the give us a 7 part history starting in 1601?

Excellent.


Anybody else praying Ross has a stormer? Aside from the usual suspect praying the lad falls of course
I'm hoping all the lads have a stormer, as I'd hope any Irish fan does. I actually read a comment on another forum where someone said they were "worried" Earls would have a good game in case he gets picked in the future :lol: :uhoh:
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We usually play well, and normally win whenever POM shows up. Whenever he wears his invisibility cloak and does that mountain of “unseen work” on the wing we typically struggle playing with only 7 forwards.
The first 10 minutes will tell us a lot. We need him to bring his angry face today.
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Risteard wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:09 am
Mullet 2 wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:50 am Sure you don’t want the give us a 7 part history starting in 1601?

Excellent.


Anybody else praying Ross has a stormer? Aside from the usual suspect praying the lad falls of course
I'm hoping all the lads have a stormer, as I'd hope any Irish fan does. I actually read a comment on another forum where someone said they were "worried" Earls would have a good game in case he gets picked in the future :lol: :uhoh:
Sure that’s what was said here last week about POM
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Yeah don't understand it myself. I get disagreeing/having different views on selection but almost hoping players don't play well / not acknowledging players having a good game just suit your own view is bizarre.

Hope they smash 'em.
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I hate them.
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The POM situation highlights the benefit of dropping rather than jettisoning players.

There’s no shock when a player who is made aware that his position in the team is not as of right/reputation and responds well by upping his game when given another chance.

It will be interesting to see how Murray responds to being benched against England in favour of a less experienced player.
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Sow it into the English feckers, lads.
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Jim Lahey wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:14 am We usually play well, and normally win whenever POM shows up. Whenever he wears his invisibility cloak and does that mountain of “unseen work” on the wing we typically struggle playing with only 7 forwards.
The first 10 minutes will tell us a lot. We need him to bring his angry face today.
It’s a crazy selection. I hope he proves me wrong.
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Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets):

15. Jimmy O’Brien (23)
14. Cian Kelleher (18)
13. Liam Turner (3)
12. Ciarán Frawley (29)
11. Dave Kearney (153)
10. Harry Byrne (15)
9. Luke McGrath (133)
1. Peter Dooley (80)
2. James Tracy (115)
3. Michael Bent (146)
4. Ross Molony (101)
5. Ryan Baird (13)
6. Josh Murphy (37)
7. Dan Leavy (67)
8. Rhys Ruddock (179) CAPTAIN

16. Dan Sheehan (4)
17. Michael Milne (13)
18. Tom Clarkson (3)
19. Devin Toner (253)
20. Jack Dunne (9)
21. Rowan Osborne (5)
22. Michael Silvester (1)
23. Scott Penny (18)
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CONNACHT MATCHDAY 23 VS ZEBRE RUGBY
Sunday 22nd November, Stadio Lanfranchi, kick-off 14:30 Irish / 15:30 local

Number/Name/Caps
15. John Porch (22)
14. Sammy Arnold (5)
13. Tom Farrell (61)
12. Tom Daly (29)
11. Alex Wootton (5)
10. Jack Carty (143)
9. Colm Reilly (2)
1. Denis Buckley (183)
2. Shane Delahunt (81)
3. Jack Aungier (5)
4. Eoghan Masterson (95)
5. Gavin Thornbury (43)
6. Sean O’Brien (57)
7. Sean Masterson (4)
8. Jarrad Butler (C) (60)

16. Jonny Murphy (8)
17. Paddy McAllister (13)
18. Dominic Robertson-McCoy (55)
19. Ultan Dillane (99)
20. Abraham Papali’I (3)
21. Stephen Kerins (10)
22. Conor Fitzgerald (26)
23. Peter Sullivan (3)
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Ulster team to play Scarlets Rugby, Guinness PRO14 Round 7, Sunday 22 November 2020, at Kingspan Stadium (kick-off 7.35pm, live on Premier Sports):

(15-9) Michael Lowry, Matt Faddes, Luke Marshall, Stewart Moore, Rob Lyttle, Bill Johnston, John Cooney;

(1-8) Eric O'Sullivan, John Andrew, Marty Moore, Alan O'Connor (Capt.), Kieran Treadwell, Matty Rea, Sean Reidy, Marcell Coetzee.

Replacements: Adam McBurney, Kyle McCall, Tom O'Toole, David O'Connor, Jordi Murphy, Alby Mathewson, Ian Madigan, Craig Gilroy.
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cfm93 wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:03 pm
Ulster team to play Scarlets Rugby, Guinness PRO14 Round 7, Sunday 22 November 2020, at Kingspan Stadium (kick-off 7.35pm, live on Premier Sports):

(15-9) Michael Lowry, Matt Faddes, Luke Marshall, Stewart Moore, Rob Lyttle, Bill Johnston, John Cooney;

(1-8) Eric O'Sullivan, John Andrew, Marty Moore, Alan O'Connor (Capt.), Kieran Treadwell, Matty Rea, Sean Reidy, Marcell Coetzee.

Replacements: Adam McBurney, Kyle McCall, Tom O'Toole, David O'Connor, Jordi Murphy, Alby Mathewson, Ian Madigan, Craig Gilroy.

Looks weak x(
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On days like these I am comforted by the warm embrace of the melody and lyrics of that peacenik icon, Arlo Guthrie, who summed it up better than I ever could:

Kill. Kill. Kill.
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irishrugbyua wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:59 pm Leinster Rugby (caps in brackets):

15. Jimmy O’Brien (23)
14. Cian Kelleher (18)
13. Liam Turner (3)
12. Ciarán Frawley (29)
11. Dave Kearney (153)
10. Harry Byrne (15)
9. Luke McGrath (133)
1. Peter Dooley (80)
2. James Tracy (115)
3. Michael Bent (146)
4. Ross Molony (101)
5. Ryan Baird (13)
6. Josh Murphy (37)
7. Dan Leavy (67)
8. Rhys Ruddock (179) CAPTAIN

16. Dan Sheehan (4)
17. Michael Milne (13)
18. Tom Clarkson (3)
19. Devin Toner (253)
20. Jack Dunne (9)
21. Rowan Osborne (5)
22. Michael Silvester (1)
23. Scott Penny (18)

Leavy playing at 7 will tell us a lot more about where he is now in his recovery. Didn’t expect to see him playing there again this quickly and it’s a good sign that the coaches have selected him to play there. Like most people I’m sceptical that he can deliver at openside again at the highest level but at least this game will be a good barometer of his speed around the park and influence at the breakdown post injury
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Bogbunny wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:05 pm
cfm93 wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:03 pm
Ulster team to play Scarlets Rugby, Guinness PRO14 Round 7, Sunday 22 November 2020, at Kingspan Stadium (kick-off 7.35pm, live on Premier Sports):

(15-9) Michael Lowry, Matt Faddes, Luke Marshall, Stewart Moore, Rob Lyttle, Bill Johnston, John Cooney;

(1-8) Eric O'Sullivan, John Andrew, Marty Moore, Alan O'Connor (Capt.), Kieran Treadwell, Matty Rea, Sean Reidy, Marcell Coetzee.

Replacements: Adam McBurney, Kyle McCall, Tom O'Toole, David O'Connor, Jordi Murphy, Alby Mathewson, Ian Madigan, Craig Gilroy.

Looks weak x(
No Marcus Rea. No McCann. Faddes in for McIlroy.
Not an inspired selection. Should be enough for a BP win though, but thats more down to the Welsh sides being a disgrace.
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The waters give me no succour :(
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We havent a notion for fuck sake
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TheBouncer wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:08 pm We havent a notion for fuck sake
Typical Connacht.

Show some spine
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