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by Columbo
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: L.I.
Replies: 100
Views: 12791

Re: L.I.

I was chatting to a guy who is involved a bit in LI, and he said that when this reared its head, the Chairman said, to use his exact words, "F**k them, then". I said to him a lot of Ulster fans are looking across and envying a club which has its players backs... He said that a few people had complai...
by Columbo
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Ireland u20s
Replies: 465
Views: 32839

Re: Ireland u20s

The English lad got a 5 week ban for his red card. Misses rest of tournament and 1st game in 2019/20 season. HIGH RISK CONTACT TECHNIQUE WARNINGS The following players received High Risk Contact Technique Warnings arising from match-day one under the trial in operation at the World Rugby U20 Champi...
by Columbo
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Provincial an' aither teams
Topic: Munster 2019/20
Replies: 10
Views: 748

Re: Munster 2019/20

Neill_M wrote:Where are Hart and Williams the SHs off too for next season? AIL? Hart came up with the right boxes ticked IQ, playing in Top 14 etc but didn't do a lot tbf.
Hart to Biarritz I believe, along with Dave O’Callaghan. Williams released, I think he’s retiring


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by Columbo
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Provincial an' aither teams
Topic: Munster 2019/20
Replies: 10
Views: 748

Re: Munster 2019/20

Very quiet year on the transfer front for Munster as well, just McCarthy coming in from Leinster to sit on the bench behind whoever is the current SH "short-term" import :lol: Props (10): Kilcoyne - Cronin - Loughman - O'Connor - Ryan - Archer - Parker - Scott - Gleeson - Knox Hookers (3): Scannell ...
by Columbo
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Provincial an' aither teams
Topic: Mexico 2019/20
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Mexico 2019/20

Very quiet year on the transfer front - just the one player incoming for next year, Cian Kelleher, plus a few academy promotions: Props (7): Healy - Dooley - Byrne - Furlong - Bent - Porter - Abdaladze Hookers (3): Cronin - Tracey - Byrne - Kelleher Second Row (4): Toner - Fardy - Ryan - Molony Back...
by Columbo
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Provincial an' aither teams
Topic: Mexico 2018/19
Replies: 189
Views: 17864

Re: Mexico 2018/19

pretty ugly - the most distasteful thing is 3 days after he's hospitalised a current academy lad, they then welcome him to their 2009 mutual back-patting fest, and not only that but get him up on stage for a Q&A. I wonder how Dunne and his team-mates and family felt about that. (and how much did it ...
by Columbo
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Ireland u20s
Replies: 465
Views: 32839

Re: Ireland u20s

worth bearing in mind for anyone downplaying the result, that England team is littered with guys with significant amounts of AP rugby under their belts - far more than the Irish squad, the only guy with meaningful first team experience is Kernohan
by Columbo
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Ireland u20s
Replies: 465
Views: 32839

Re: Ireland u20s

good game, actually much closer than the scoreline suggests, and dare I say I think Ireland rode their luck a bit - it wouldn't take a lot to convince me that the first try wasn't grounded, and I'm certain Healy's foot was in touch for his.. decent performance by Ireland, but the good thing is that ...
by Columbo
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster Squad 2019/20
Replies: 142
Views: 25465

Re: Ulster Squad 2019/20

How did Ian Henderson get to be 27? Seems like only yesterday that he was the 'man-child', playing beyond his years. I must be getting really old. Wee dave being 26 has me a little shocked. I should say that the ages I've included are what age they will be at the start of the new season in Sept, so...
by Columbo
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster Squad 2019/20
Replies: 142
Views: 25465

Re: Ulster Squad 2019/20

I think this is it then, with the announcement of the academy promotions: Prop [9] : O'Sullivan (23) - McGrath (29) - McCall (27) - Warwick (28) - O'Hagan (25) - Moore (28) - O'Toole [20] - Kane (24) - Milasinovich (26) Hooker [4] : Herring (29) - Andrew (26) - McBurney (22) - McCall (24) Lock [4] :...
by Columbo
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Ireland u20s
Replies: 465
Views: 32839

Re: Ireland u20s

looking forward to this one - a few really unfortunate injuries (Penny, Byrne, Moloney), but really looking forward to seeing Allison and Moore in particular. Interesting that Allison looks to have bumped Hodnett, one of the players of the 6N for me, to 7
by Columbo
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Ireland age grade
Replies: 6
Views: 1142

Re: Ireland age grade

Ireland U-20 squad for U-20 RWC: Backs (12) – Craig Casey (Shannon/Munster) (vice-capt) Jake Flannery (Shannon/Munster) Cormac Foley (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) Sean French (Cork Constitution/Munster) Ben Healy (Garryowen/Munster) Iwan Hughes (Ballynahinch/Ulster) * Angus Kernohan (Queen’s Univers...
by Columbo
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Provincial an' aither teams
Topic: Brive 2018/19
Replies: 246
Views: 20252

Re: Brive 2018/19

Delighted :cheers:

Stu and Rory in the Top 14 next year!
by Columbo
Thu May 23, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Provincial an' aither teams
Topic: Munster 18/19
Replies: 413
Views: 26942

Re: Munster 18/19

Hard to know what exactly is going on down in Munster, certainly the rate of coaching churn that they have seen in the last few seasons isn't helpful (as we well know) - they seem to have thrown their lot in with Van Graan for good or ill, tbh you get the feeling that Jones was under pressure, Flann...
by Columbo
Thu May 23, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster Squad 2019/20
Replies: 142
Views: 25465

Re: Ulster Squad 2019/20

Should have waited one more day, with departures of Pete Nelson, David Busby and Jack Owens announced: Prop [9] : O'Sullivan (23) - McGrath (29) - McCall (27) - Warwick (28) - O'Hagan (25) - Moore (28) - O'Toole [20] - Kane (24) - Milasinovich (26) Hooker [3] : Herring (29) - Andrew (26) - McBurney ...