Rugby- 2017 and onwards


#5073

“Showed character”


#5074

Soccer football is definitely more entertaining but Gaelic football is currently around the same level alright. For an 80 minute game you are looking at about 180 seconds of excitement in a game. We are blessed with “the hurling”.


#5075

We?

As in munster?


#5076

Yep. It’s straightforward down here.

The goys in other parts of the country need to drum up excitement with the various codes of football as appropriate. That’s their battle.


#5077

The gga has failed hurling then?


#5078

… Flesh that one out for me there…


#5079

You say hurling is an amazing game to play and watch yet in 125 years it hasn’t spread outside of munster

Why is that


#5080

I’m not sure I care mate. I’m from Munster.


#5081

Sympathies


#5082

In fairness the pundits on tv admitted that Ireland were boring to watch today.


#5083

Ireland have been boring to watch for as long as I can remember. We have always been methodical rather than mercurial.


#5084

Munster never had a empire and never had a rapacious business network the world over maybe ?


#5085

There is a distinct lack of skill and ability outside the province.


#5086

Has “calling the line outs” always been a thing in rubby or some new makey uppy fad like dominant tackles?


#5087

No . That nearly predates William Webb Ellis


#5088

In for the bah in your day?


#5089


#5090

Schmidt won’t even give lads a run against fucking Italy, what a horribly negative cunt :smile:


#5091

He’s no John Kiely that’s for sure.


#5092