Saturday, March 19, 2011

Well Done Ireland

Congratulations to Ireland on the emphatic win over England today, what a game!!

People generally don’t like people who gloat over victories, however, I think this is one occasion when Irish people will be forgiven. In case you didn’t know, Ireland beat England today, sorry Ireland smashed England today, in the last game of the rugby union six nations championship. For those of you who have never heard of this, this is an annual rugby tournament, over a 100 years old, between six nations in Europe, Ireland, England, Wales, France, Scotland and Italy.

In general Ireland winning this annual clash with England would be a momentous occasion, however, it was a little sweeter this year as this win denied England the coveted Grand Slam. England had been unbeaten throughout the tournament and had only Ireland to beat for the championship and the Grand Slam (in the event that a team beats every nation in the tournament).

England of course went on to win the championship overall, on a points basis as no one team won the tournament outright. They are also to be congratulated on that, their win against France a couple of weeks ago was one of the best I have witnessed, however they get to celebrate that victory drinking Guinness in Dublin tonight having been mauled on the park by the lads in green!!

Photo credit (Irish Rugby Website

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