Category: Mike Catt

Boiler Room

Andy Farrell has taken something of a gamble with his team selection to face Italy on Saturday, but he is a coach under pressure, and this is a must-win game for Ireland. Supporters’ patience is starting to wear thin with the perpetual state of transition that Ireland seem to have been in since the end … Continue reading Boiler Room


On The Path

“Look, if we hadn’t (earned a place in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals), obviously people would be in the long grass and there would be a lot of bullets being fired,” he said. Penney said had the outcome not been what it was with regard qualification, he’d still have been happy with the team and how … Continue reading On The Path

Playback Loop

Despite Andy Farrell’s optimism yesterday, it’s hard to know if Ireland should actually be taking any positives from their comprehensive defeat to England. The scoreboard didn’t reflect England’s dominance, and although the two sides are at much different points in their respective trajectories, there wasn’t much in the way of inspiration. Ireland didn’t lack for … Continue reading Playback Loop