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A drive-by blogging

Some quick takes as I’m still too busy to write anything significant … With everything going on at the moment, I’ve been neglecting to post on the Irish rugby team’s performance in the Six Nations Championship. On the 7th they lost to France (26-21) and today they beat Scotland, 34-13. So that is two wins…

Six Nations rugby begins

The Six Nations Championship began today, with Ireland trying to recover from a disappointing World Cup showing last year. A 16-11 defeat of Italy is a win, but not a very convincing one. On the other hand, Wales defeating England 26-19 at Twickenham is always good news. Remaining fixtures for the Irish are: France (2/7)…

Some St. Patrick’s Day!

Ireland have agonizingly missed out on winning the Six Nations 2007 despite beating Italy 51-24 in Rome. Ireland’s win meant that France faced Scotland knowing they had to win by a margin of 24 points or more. The French did what they had to, winning by 46-19 thanks to a last-gasp try.

Ireland takes Triple Crown

Ireland won its third Triple Crown in four years with a 19-18 victory over Scotland and Murrayfield. No further comment.

Victorious over the English

After being defeated by the French two weeks ago, the Irish hammered the luckless English 43-13 to keep their Triple Crown hopes alive. Victory over Scotland at Edinburgh on March 10th will mean the title is theirs.

The French ruin everything

In a thrilling game in Croke Park, Ireland rallied back from a ten point deficit to take the lead, only to be denied victory by a late French try. France won 20-17, destroying the Grand Slam hopes of the Irish and preventing a first victory over France since 2003.

Six Nations and Hard Hits

Ireland kicked off its Six Nations Championship campaign with a 19-9 victory over Wales today in Cardiff. Next up are France (who shellacked Italy, 39 – 3).Since it is practically impossible to see any European rugby here in the US, I haven’t a clue what transpired during either game. On the other hand, media saturation…

Something to look forward to

With the ASU football season winding down, it is time to turn to other things. So why not rugby? The Irish team are favorites for the coming Six Nations Championship, after winning the Triple Crown last year, and a series of victories over South Africa, Australia and the Pacific Islanders which left them the #5…