Orange stick Championships - Antwerp 2013 and London 2018


#201

I was looking up the 1986 World Cup
there. There was actually Ireland A and Ireland B teams in that particular renewal. Alex Higgins, Dennis Taylor and Eugene Hughes on the A team and Patsy Fagan, Tommy Murphy and Paddy Browne on the Ireland B team. Murdo McLeod took some time out from playing for Glasgow Celtic to line out for Scotland.


#202

I’m sure I saw the Southern Ireland team winning a famous victory over England in the 1990 World Cup. I think it was in Bournemouth. I saw it on Sportsnight, where else. There were great celebratons.

I’m also pretty sure the Northern Ireland team got to the final of that tournament but lost to Canada.


#203

Cc: of @GeoffreyBoycott:


#204

The British Empire Games are a sad loss from August this year, @mickee321.

Along with the European Athletics Championships, they were always a great staple of the quadrennial crushing post-World Cup comedown.

I hate the post-World Cup part of World Cup years. There’s a horrible feeling of stagnation and death around. I read once that suicides increase in the post-World Cup period.

Luckily today we can follow our country in the WORLD CUP FINAL.


#205

Had the bbc news on in the kitchen this morning and in fairness to them they did a report on the Irish success and it was very positive, wished us the absolute best of luck and were genuine about it.


#206

Fuck it. Megan Frazer is apparently OUT.


#207

Confirmed. The girls will have to do it for Megan.


#208

Ireland’s Call never sounded better. Sang with gusto.


#209

Splendid rendition of the national anthem, even if the girls were out of sync with the PA.


#210

Our girls do their own thing.


#211

Looking comfortable so far


#212

Damn, early goal conceded.


#213

We should have got rid of that long before the goal


#214

The Dutch take lead.


#215

Holland’s 30th goal of the tournament. We’ve scored five.

A sobering statistic.


#216

We’re going to get hockyed


#217

Holland are some outfit. Watkins seems to be an excellent player


#218

Camogie level goalkeeping from Ireland for that goal.


#219

Total Hockey


#220

We should stick to the bog hockey