Friday, February 16, 2007

Ireland 17-20 France

Originally uploaded by BobTheCorkDwarf.
Niamh and myself were one of the lucky few (83000) to get tickets for the Six Nations Clash between Ireland and France in Croke Park last Sunday.
This was the historic first rugby match in the G.A.A. grounds.
THe match was a tense affair with Ireland pulling ahead in the dying minutes by four points. Unfortunately France drove down the pitch at the restart and scored a try and clinched the match.
It was like having your stomach torn out, losing at such a late stage and the most galling thing of all was that the French proceeded to do a lap of honour.
Well hopefully Eddie O'Sullivan will now take the opportunity to strengthen the squad for the World Cup and give some of the peripheral players the quality game time that they require.
Although having said that I don't think it would go down too well in the country if England beat Ireland in Croker.