One of my all time favourite quotes about the game of rugby came from former sports journalist Alfred E Crawley: “The tactical difference between association football and rugby with all its varieties seems to be that in the former, the …
Trinity lose out narrowly in annual Colours match.
David Fanagan reports on the hard-fought encounter between Trinity and UCD in last week’s annual Colours match.
David J. Fanagan
The 62nd annual Colours match was played last Friday in front of a noticeably vocal crowd at Donnybrook stadium, with the spoils going to UCD in a tightly fought 19-12 scoreline after a truly end-to-end …
Six have played, one has shone
That tournament is back. The one that last year meant the beginning of the end of Declan Kidney and the start of the rebuilding process. Last year the Welsh failed to flatter and then flattered to …
The romance of rugby season
It’s that time of year again. The time of year when the winter is having a hard time leaving and the trees are waiting impatiently to be covered in leaves. The air still plays host to …
A new age for Irish rugby?
Only one match in, but the tell-tale signs are all there. A new captain has been appointed to take charge at the helm of a ship that has recently sailed on rough waters, and on occasion …