November Rugby Internationals (aka Kev - "Should BOD be dropped?")


#1603

He has reinforced my lack of faith in rugger types to be honest.


#1604

he always struck me as an uncle tom west brit


#1605

I shall be handing out infractions to those who continue to discuss Soccer on a Rugby Thread.


#1606

He declared the victory in yesterday’s match as “one of the great all-time victories”. Typical rogbee ball hyperbole


#1607

Like calling someone 1/2 a cunt, a 1/5 of a bastard or 2/5s of a prick?


#1608

Apparently, they laid down a marker to the world yesterday.


#1609

Dunno, kid. I’m mad though so i could say anything.


#1610

They don’t come more gentlmanny.

The epitome of the difference between Pres & Christians


#1611

Both a fee paying schools are they not?


#1612

Yes.

But a stark difference in how they turn lads out.

Pres leave lads with great networks and an unbelievable work ethic but also a large arrogance and in a large amount of cases a pompous attitude.

Christians don’t reach the academic heights nor do they have the same “captains of industry”. But they are generally far sounder and balanced in outlook.


#1613

Iv heard from several people who have kids in pres that it is not a great school at all. It’s good for personal development and they will enjoy going there but academically there are a dozen better options


#1614

Probably. Very linear way of thinking and working towards results etc i would imagine.

Suits the grinders. The lads i know that struggled there were always the non-confirmist types.

Lot of old boy nonsense in Pres.


#1615

Yeah. Shit loads of non city boys in CBC as well due to proximity to train. Gives better mix


#1616

Ya thats a good point. Very progressive principals one after another as well over 25-30 years. Huge emphasis on promoting peoples skills be it in sports, arts or business and innovation.


#1617

For what its worth though Pres would have a massive rural population as well.


#1618

Is St Angelas still going there lads?


#1619

Is Paudie Palmer the principal there?


#1620

I’d say there are wanted posters on the wall of that place still


#1621

The enormity of what Ireland acheived in the Autumn internationals is being felt here on the mainland, the only side in History to defeat the big three from the Southern Hemisphere in one year


#1622

Where is better academically? Is this all based on other people’s opinions or have you stats?. Being honest, i’d be opposed to fee paying schools full stop and I can see what you and @caoimhaoin mean by linear way of thinking. Princess’ nephew started in Pres this year and I’ve been surprised by the workload and it’s emphasis on classical subjects - a sure sign of breeding a superior outlook -