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Old 08-11-2010, 01:11 PM
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Default Ireland - a 'rugby-mad country'?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11709589

The thousands of empty seats at the first rugby international at Dublin's new sports stadium were the latest indicators of the Republic of Ireland's economic woes.

Under normal circumstances, the visit of world champions South Africa to this rugby-mad country would have guaranteed a sell-out. Not on Saturday.


If by 'country' he meant bits of Cork and Limerick, some private schools in Leinster and middle-class Northern Protestants he might have a point.

Discuss.

(Bonus points awarded for the use of the following: 'begrudgers', 'matured as a nation', 'bumslappers', 'the ghoys' etc.)
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:16 PM
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See that 'This is rugby country' ad?
Could they have assembled a more smug, punchable group of people if they tried?
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:16 PM
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I think the term "rugby mad country" was used to give the article more credence.
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:23 PM
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See that 'This is rugby country' ad?
Could they have assembled a more smug, punchable group of people if they tried?
Go on admit it ...a young lad from a more well bred background stole your girlfriend/boyfriend/cow..Let it go mud boy let it go.
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:26 PM
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:26 PM
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Honestly now, XFactor is more popular than rugby in Ireland.
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:28 PM
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€150 is a lot for a docker or binman to fork out for a ticket
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:31 PM
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The IRFU is the new FAI. What fucking planet are those gowls living on?
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:34 PM
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See that 'This is rugby country' ad?
Could they have assembled a more smug, punchable group of people if they tried?
i heard an ad on the radio proclaiming leinster and munster as the biggest riavlry in irish sport.

sure what would the following know about rivalry?

cork-kill
cork-tipp
cork-kerry
dublin-kerry
dublin-meath

etc etc etfokking cetra............
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:42 PM
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i heard an ad on the radio proclaiming leinster and munster as the biggest riavlry in irish sport.

sure what would the following know about rivalry?

cork-kill
cork-tipp
cork-kerry
dublin-kerry
dublin-meath

etc etc etfokking cetra............
That's not even including club rivalries which are just as prevelant.
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