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A History of Irish Rugby......

Post by UlsterNo9 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:53 pm

For those now self isolating or who will be indoors much more social distancing- or young lads who have no idea of our glory days (yes there were some)

A link below to a decent watch......

The Evolution of Irish Rugby - Running time 2 hours 25 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECoE6BlQZBk

If there is any demand or interest I'm happy to trove through the online archives to find old matches which would be worth a watch and a bit of discussion over the next few weeks / months. Enjoy! :thumleft:
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Post by Bobbievee » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:16 am

Yes please
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Post by big mervyn » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:36 am

Bobbievee wrote:
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Yes please
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Look after yourself mate :thumleft:
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Post by UlsterNo9 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:45 pm

Bobbievee wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:16 am
Yes please
Thank you
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Take care of yourself, we'll need you back at Ravenhill guldering once this is all over :thumleft:
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Post by UlsterNo9 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:07 pm

Next up Great Irish Rugby Victories of The Television era

Great Irish Rugby Victories of The Television era (Part 1) - Running time 52 minutes 39 seconds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6BXPCU-IF4

Great Irish Rugby Victories of The Television era (Part 2) - Running time 52 minutes 30 seconds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdIWWJ628GQ

There is a small ad comes up at the bottom of the first video, in the top right hand corner of the advert itself this can be closed by clicking the X to improve your view.

Goes right back to 1964......

I am trying to find coverage of the 1983 Triple Crown Five Nations but struggling at the moment.
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Post by fermain » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:05 am

Great resources, thanks! :thumleft:
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Re: A History of Irish Rugby......

Post by solidarity » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:29 pm

Many thanks for these, 9.
As a tiny contribution, who could ever tire of watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8KohOhVTYc ? Sheer beauty.

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Post by UlsterNo9 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:43 pm

The year is 1983, highlights from all of Irelands games during this campaign.
Willie John McBride coached the side, Trevor RIngland and Doc Dave Irwin feature throughout, joined in the backline by Ollie Campbell in the form of his life.

Scotland vs Ireland 1983 Five Nations Rugby Highlights - 30mins 8 secs
Murrayfield, 15 January 1983
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAJ-A-LvRfE

Ireland vs France 1983 Five Nations Rugby Highlights - 31mins 51secs
Lansdowne Road, 19 February
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8YoudInG9g

Wales vs Ireland 1983 Five Nations Rugby Highlights - 39mins 40 secs
Cardiff Arms, 5 March 1983
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8r22mZUZ7U

Ireland vs England 1983 Five Nations Rugby Highlights - 24mins 11 secs
Lansdowne Road, 19 March 1983
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frBdHwyEw3I

Some great memories and that long ago not all of the results were remembered.

Again an advert appears in the bottom of the screen on these videos, the advert can be closed by clicking on the x in the top right corner of the advert.

Enjoy!
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Post by Bobbievee » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:43 am

Many thanks. Havnt watched them all yet but interesting how little time is lost taking penalties and conversions, what a shambles nearly all line outs were, and the science of preparing the "kicking tee" a la Hugo McNeill!

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Post by Dublin4 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:39 pm

That's a fascinating set of programmes bringing back great memories.
I was at the home games and at the game in Cardiff which was a miserable experience surrounded by typically arrogant Welsh fans. Ireland hardly ever won there.
Younger fans should watch the way that scrums formed immediately the ref called them and were over in a few seconds. Wasn't that safer than the present day borefest?
I had forgotten how kickers of penalties, down the touch line, dug divots and set up the ball for a kick where the opposition got the throw in to the lineout. How silly it all seems now.

Rugby was a much different game where players sought space and were physically much lighter, And they all went to work on Monday morning whether down a coal pit or a professional office.

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Post by solidarity » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:30 pm

My favourite wee moment in the 'Evolution' was a dog running onto the pitch as the teams ran out before an early international and a bloke shooing it away.

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Post by solidarity » Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:38 pm

Tribute to Willie John McBride: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvHqA7CoR64

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Post by big mervyn » Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:23 am

solidarity wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:30 pm
My favourite wee moment in the 'Evolution' was a dog running onto the pitch as the teams ran out before an early international and a bloke shooing it away.
When was the last cockerel on the pitch at the stade de France?

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