Author: rucktackleandmaul

Knife Edge

  Andy Farrell's Ireland era started not with a bang, but with a whimper, on Saturday, and although Irish supporters would have taken any sort of a win to get confidence back after being annihilated by New Zealand in their last outing, the manner of their victory didn't exactly inspire hope in a Six Nations … Continue reading Knife Edge

Back In The Saddle

  The 2008, 2012 and 2016 Six Nations are not remembered fondly by Irish supporters, and for good reason. Well-worn teamsheets and coaching tickets that were viewed as lame duck combined to produce insipid performances from the Irish national side, but this time round, Andy Farrell has the luxury of being able to select numerous … Continue reading Back In The Saddle

Ground Zero

  “There’s two kinds of pain in this world. Pain that hurts. Pain that alters.” Robert McCall, The Equalizer 2 (2018)   You would think that Irish supporters would be used to World Cup quarter-final defeats by now, but every time that they happen, the wound cuts just as deep. In fact, this one is … Continue reading Ground Zero