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Amazing achievement. 

Beat the worst England team in 50 years
Beat worst Wales team in decades 
Beat Italy...wow
Beat Scotland ..... heroic performance 
And beat France (in Dublin)

Just utterly amazing

Give them the 'World' Cup now.




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Originally posted by ShamtheRam ShamtheRam wrote:

Are all rugby nations as dismissive about the importance of a World Cup or is it just an Ireland thing? Sexton afterwards was talking to the interviewer saying how the 6 nations is the best tournament to play in. Especially in a world Cup year, found that an odd thing to say. 


My recollection of the interview was he was prompted towards how great the six nations is, something like "How great is it to become the top scorer in Six Nations history", to which he responded its the best competition in the world. Bit like saying on Sky Sports that the Premier League is the best competition in the world.
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Originally posted by B6 6HE B6 6HE wrote:


Amazing achievement. 

Beat the worst England team in 50 years
Beat worst Wales team in decades 
Beat Italy...wow
Beat Scotland ..... heroic performance 
And beat France (in Dublin)

Just utterly amazing

Give them the 'World' Cup now.


What is ridiculous is to not actually consider it a major achievement and belittle it. 

Can pick holes anywhere you want to find them. 
Argentina won the fifa World Cup even though they only won on penos against a poor Netherlands side. And only won the final on penos too. 



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Originally posted by t_rAndy t_rAndy wrote:

Originally posted by B6 6HE B6 6HE wrote:


Amazing achievement. 

Beat the worst England team in 50 years
Beat worst Wales team in decades 
Beat Italy...wow
Beat Scotland ..... heroic performance 
And beat France (in Dublin)

Just utterly amazing

Give them the 'World' Cup now.


What is ridiculous is to not actually consider it a major achievement and belittle it. 

Can pick holes anywhere you want to find them. 
Argentina won the fifa World Cup even though they only won on penos against a poor Netherlands side. And only won the final on penos too. 


You forgot that they were also beaten by Saudi Arabia in the groups 
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Originally posted by B6 6HE B6 6HE wrote:


Amazing achievement. 

Beat the worst England team in 50 years
Beat worst Wales team in decades 
Beat Italy...wow
Beat Scotland ..... heroic performance 
And beat France (in Dublin)

Just utterly amazing

Give them the 'World' Cup now.


If we're going down that road...

- Best Scotland team in 20 years
- Likely the best French team in decades if not ever - currently the number 1 ranked team in the world other than Ireland
- We become the first team in the professional era to win a Grand Slam winning each match by double digit scores
- Four Six Nations titles in 10 years, we're the most successful team of the last decade
- We have now won more matches in the Six Nations than any other team

People always say there only so many teams that take rugby seriously - but two of them are England and France. Imagine where we'd be if we were better than England and France at football, or if we had the best win rate out of Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland and France in the last 25 years.

Credit where it's due. Especially when you consider that it's only the fourth most popular sport in the country. Our rugby team is excellent.


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Why not just say ranked no2 in the world 
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Originally posted by BigStrongMan BigStrongMan wrote:

Why not just say ranked no2 in the world 

Because we can't beat ourselves. The point is that they're the strongest team we could have played against and we beat them.
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Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

Originally posted by B6 6HE B6 6HE wrote:


Amazing achievement. 

Beat the worst England team in 50 years
Beat worst Wales team in decades 
Beat Italy...wow
Beat Scotland ..... heroic performance 
And beat France (in Dublin)

Just utterly amazing

Give them the 'World' Cup now.


If we're going down that road...

- Best Scotland team in 20 years
- Likely the best French team in decades if not ever - currently the number 1 ranked team in the world other than Ireland
- We become the first team in the professional era to win a Grand Slam winning each match by double digit scores
- Four Six Nations titles in 10 years, we're the most successful team of the last decade
- We have now won more matches in the Six Nations than any other team

People always say there only so many teams that take rugby seriously - but two of them are England and France. Imagine where we'd be if we were better than England and France at football, or if we had the best win rate out of Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland and France in the last 25 years.

Credit where it's due. Especially when you consider that it's only the fourth most popular sport in the country. Our rugby team is excellent.

Agree, and whether or not that results in a RWC win, or even progression in the knock out stages, that remains to be seen. But this is another great achievement, especially as England dug in. As much as the anti-rugby crowd like to belittle 'dead-rubber' test matches, England went out to limit Ireland and try for a snatch and grab win. Blocking a Grand Slam is a legitimate aim, and does take the sheen off a championship, if you are going for both in the same weekend.

Farrell has drilled the team very, very well, and this has been a particularly impressive Six Nations performance. Much like the Dublin GAA team, there has been historic metal weaknesses, and flaws, once they were set aside, it became clear that Dublin were the team to beat. Right now, we are.
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Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

The crowd are very quiet.  Probably cant clap and hold the Brown Thomas bag at the same time I suppose.

Fair play to Paul McShane for handing out the medals.
The atmosphere in the Aviva will always be a let down because too many genuine rugby fans don't get tickets. 
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THE TEAM OF US!

Amazing crowd yesterday.

Such passion!!

A cacophony of sound.

Number one team in the whole world.  And the rugby World is HUGE
So many top teams


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Originally posted by B6 6HE B6 6HE wrote:


THE TEAM OF US!

Amazing crowd yesterday.

Such passion!!

A cacophony of sound.

Number one team in the whole world.  And the rugby World is HUGE
So many top teams



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I agree there are problems with the atmosphere for Ireland rugby games at the Aviva. But don't be fooled into thinking that the same couldn't happen to the football team. If and when the team gets good again you can be sure the FAI will jack the prices up and a lot of ordinary supporters will be left outside the gate. 

It will be largely the same people that can afford the sky high ticket prices for the rugby that will pay similar amounts to watch the football team if we get back to qualifying for major tournaments. 

The bottom line is the Aviva is too small, so once demand for seats significantly exceeds supply this will always be an issue.
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Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

I agree there are problems with the atmosphere for Ireland rugby games at the Aviva. But don't be fooled into thinking that the same couldn't happen to the football team. If and when the team gets good again you can be sure the FAI will jack the prices up and a lot of ordinary supporters will be left outside the gate. 

It will be largely the same people that can afford the sky high ticket prices for the rugby that will pay similar amounts to watch the football team if we get back to qualifying for major tournaments. 

The bottom line is the Aviva is too small, so once demand for seats significantly exceeds supply this will always be an issue.

In spite of our dreary results, our fans are proper supporters and can whip up a good noise against bigger opposition. And show real passion. We all watch basement level games in the hopes of a new prospect. 

Rugby,  and fair play to them, attracts alot of supporters who have never had any connection or passion for the game. You can see it clearly. 

I find the upper middle class element of Rugby difficult to warm to.




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Originally posted by B6 6HE B6 6HE wrote:

Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

I agree there are problems with the atmosphere for Ireland rugby games at the Aviva. But don't be fooled into thinking that the same couldn't happen to the football team. If and when the team gets good again you can be sure the FAI will jack the prices up and a lot of ordinary supporters will be left outside the gate. 

It will be largely the same people that can afford the sky high ticket prices for the rugby that will pay similar amounts to watch the football team if we get back to qualifying for major tournaments. 

The bottom line is the Aviva is too small, so once demand for seats significantly exceeds supply this will always be an issue.

In spite of our dreary results, our fans are proper supporters and can whip up a good noise against bigger opposition. And show real passion. We all watch basement level games in the hopes of a new prospect. 

Rugby,  and fair play to them, attracts alot of supporters who have never had any connection or passion for the game. You can see it clearly. 

I find the upper middle class element of Rugby difficult to warm to.





Football has the ‘real’ fans. And let’s be honest, it’s easier to accept the so-called ‘basement’ level if you’re getting your weekly kicks of Celtic or Man United, or whatever overseas team you choose.
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Originally posted by B6 6HE B6 6HE wrote:


THE TEAM OF US!

Amazing crowd yesterday.

Such passion!!

A cacophony of sound.

Number one team in the whole world.  And the rugby World is HUGE
So many top teams



Football is probably bigger then the next 6 team sports combined. Every other team sport has a fairly limited number of decent countries playing it that can win the top prizes. 

The GAA should also cease as a sporting organisation as it's completely failed to be played at a decent level outside of this island
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Originally posted by eireland eireland wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

The crowd are very quiet.  Probably cant clap and hold the Brown Thomas bag at the same time I suppose.

Fair play to Paul McShane for handing out the medals.
The atmosphere in the Aviva will always be a let down because too many genuine rugby fans don't get tickets. 
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Originally posted by jamo1 jamo1 wrote:

Originally posted by eireland eireland wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

The crowd are very quiet.  Probably cant clap and hold the Brown Thomas bag at the same time I suppose.

Fair play to Paul McShane for handing out the medals.
The atmosphere in the Aviva will always be a let down because too many genuine rugby fans don't get tickets. 
In fairness i think what's happened to Credit Suisse had them all spooked!

Their portfolio took a hell of a hit!!

9 World Cups 
Failed to make QF in 2
QF defeat in the other 7 with some serious hidings handed out

That is beyond bad in a sport with 8 or 9  teams
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Originally posted by B6 6HE B6 6HE wrote:

Originally posted by jamo1 jamo1 wrote:

Originally posted by eireland eireland wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

The crowd are very quiet.  Probably cant clap and hold the Brown Thomas bag at the same time I suppose.

Fair play to Paul McShane for handing out the medals.
The atmosphere in the Aviva will always be a let down because too many genuine rugby fans don't get tickets. 
In fairness i think what's happened to Credit Suisse had them all spooked!

Their portfolio took a hell of a hit!!

9 World Cups 
Failed to make QF in 2
QF defeat in the other 7 with some serious hidings handed out

That is beyond bad in a sport with 8 or 9  teams
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