Wednesday 26 September 2007
Ray Liotta to Michael Madsen
Monday 24 September 2007
Sunday 23 September 2007
Saturday 22 September 2007
Friday 21 September 2007
Wednesday 19 September 2007
Friday 14 September 2007
Thursday 13 September 2007
Up the rebels!
Tuesday 11 September 2007
Monday 10 September 2007
Friday 7 September 2007
- The Irish and European seasons have been over for some time and players have not had a lot of competitive rugby.
- Players returning from injury - O'Driscoll, Wallace, Horgan - need some game time, so they are not going in to the big games 'cold'.
- Points difference could be crucial and our starting fifteen are undoubtedly more dangerous than our reserves.
I would agree with Charlie in so far as I wouldn't want the big names playing all of both. With seven subs capable of playing 20-30 minutes, no one should have to play more than 90-120 minutes of rugby in those two games. Over a two week period with a controlled training regime I don't see that being a problem for any of the squad.
I'm not staying in the office to add any more to this, so c'mon Ireland!
As an Irishman I go into this tournament with cautious optimism. We have a 15 to match any in the world, but the Kiwis have 30 players as good as each other, while the other big teams have 22-25 they can call on. Ireland have a couple of good reserves, notably Neil Best at flanker and Geordan Murphy at full-back, but a number of crucial positions have not got the same amount of cover.
My fear is that he or O’Driscoll are going to be targeted and possibly taken out of the tournament.
For me it’s a New Zealand V France final according to me head and a New Zealand V Ireland final according to my heart!
Thursday 6 September 2007
Tuesday 4 September 2007
1. Paul Rudd to Brittany Murphy in Clueless; 2. Murphy to Sean Bean in Don't say a word; 3. Bean to Brad Pitt in Troy; and 4. Pitt to James Gandolfini in True Romance.
#8: Jeff Bridges to Famke Janssen
Monday 3 September 2007
It could all have been so different though. I for one did not particularly agree with Ger Loughnane’s suggestion that Kilkenny are a dirty team. By in large I think they go out to hurl – unlike some teams Loughnane managed. In the opening exchanges of yesterday’s final however, he was proved right.
Eddie Brennan – who went on to score 1-5 and claim 'man of the match' – should have been sent off in those opening moments for the dangerous and callous use of the stick on Limerick full back Stephen Lucey. Shortly after, he also connected with corner-back Seamus Hickey. Again, he went unpunished.
Though little was made of this at the time, it could have been a major turning point in the game.
From there however, the game was done and those incidents aside the Cats were deserving winners, adding a nice touch by dedicating the win to the memory of Vanessa McGarry.
30 each for Cork and Kilkenny – Odds on that final next year???