European Rugby – Connacht Welcome Henshaw Back

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Indeed a faux pas on my part, there are of course two Irish teams in European contention this weekend. Contact travel to Kingsholm to take on Gloucester at 7.45 this evening and a win would be a massive leap towards solidifying this as their best season in their history. Returning to the Connacht fold is Robbie Henshaw after an inspired Six Nations and alongside the big hitters of Mils Muliaina and Danie Poolman the Westerners should be fit to make this a cracking game. Continue reading European Rugby – Connacht Welcome Henshaw Back

Old Crow Bring Americana To Vicar Street

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There may have been a hurricane blowing out West, but in Dublin it was all about Tennessee Tornadoes. Apart from the apt weather based humour, I think I’ve finally settled on the best description I can give to the lunatics of Old Crow Medicine Show. Back in Dublin for the second time in as many years, in an age where certain other country stars find it hard to get over here at all, they showed every inch of their grass roots class to put on one of the best live shows you’re ever likely to see.

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Pro 12 – Munster Might Too Much For Leinster

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Well, that was interesting. Often the Leinster VS Munster October fixture is touted as theĀ realĀ start of the rugby season, for fans of both provinces anyway. Too often though, the game itself winds up not nearly living up to the billing. In recent years it has been all too one sided, or generally just dour. Well, 5 tries, 4 yellow cards and a fairly thrilling finish was what we were greeted with on Saturday,and in a lovely little twist we’ve probably learned less about both sides than we did from the less entertaining affairs. Continue reading Pro 12 – Munster Might Too Much For Leinster