Guinness Pro 12: Munster 21 – 30 Llanelli Scarlet

Munster finally punished for inaccuracies with a loss Let us be quite frank. Munster inaccuracies has being present in recent weeks. Tough road wins at Edinburgh and Ospreys may have masked glaring precision and game management decisions but last Friday evening, Llanelli Scarlets punished sloppy Munster work for a deserved win. It was a very … More Guinness Pro 12: Munster 21 – 30 Llanelli Scarlet

RBS 6 Nations: Round Three Reflections

Ireland half backs decisive in Aviva Stadium victory Ireland and France was the expected arm wrestle that many rugby observers expected; squally conditions further reduced the expansive nature of this contest which increased the focus of game management from the half backs and this battle was emphatically won by Ireland as Conor Murray and Jonathan … More RBS 6 Nations: Round Three Reflections

RBS 6 Nations – Round 3 Thoughts

Can Sexton produce a performance against France? The Ireland team selection in essence yielded little surprises. Best and McGrath were recalled after being left out of the starting lineup against Italy. The only selection of interest was at fly-half with Sexton replacing Jackson for the jersey despite playing no game minutes in recent weeks. Schmidt … More RBS 6 Nations – Round 3 Thoughts

NHL Review

NHL 1A – Tipp march on, Clare and Dublin register first wins What a difference a week makes. Let us be frank, Dublin hurlers and management backs were against the wall. After a facile performance against Tipperary at Croke Park a week ago, Ger Cunningham’s charges arrived to Cork with criticism ringing in their ears. … More NHL Review

RBS 6 Nations Preview: Italy vs. Ireland

Saturday afternoon represents an opportunity for Italy and Ireland to keep alive their slim championship chances. For Italy, a gritty yet ultimately heavy defeat against the Welsh indicates that it could be a tough afternoon for an Ireland side who were put to the sword by Scotland in Murrayfield. Hawkeye Sidekick looks at the fixture and … More RBS 6 Nations Preview: Italy vs. Ireland

Guinness Pro 12: Edinburgh 9 – 10 Munster

Let us be frank. This was a poor advert for the competition. Both sides with understrength teams, players not familiar with starting partnerships and unforced errors ensued. The inclement weather conditions certainly contributed to the scrappy nature of the contest but Munster found a way (somehow) to win the contest. Sky Sports tried to hype … More Guinness Pro 12: Edinburgh 9 – 10 Munster