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Alan Quinlan’s Analysis Of Peyper’s Refereeing In Line With National Sentiment

Like many others within the Irish rugby community, Alan Quinlan wasn’t impressed by Jaco Peyper’s refereeing performance on Saturday. In a case of week-old deja vu, Joe Schmidt’s charges came out of the gate like raging bulls on Saturday. Alas, they fell apart as a more physically dominant squad out-muscled them in the closing stages. Some may cite the loss as …

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Brent Pope: McCaw Is The Greatest Of All Time & Savea Is His Replacement

RTÉ rugby analyst Brent Pope has hailed All Black great Richie McCaw as the greatest rugby player of all time and has backed Wellington Hurricanes flanker Ardie Savea to replace the recently retired New Zealand captain. Speaking to students from Dublin City University, Pope spoke of McCaw’s leadership qualities, his humility and his rugby intelligence, and said that you’d be hard pressed to …

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RTÉ & The League Of Ireland: Friends Or Foes?

At 6:10pm last Sunday, RTÉ Two screened, for the 957th time, a James Bond movie – Octopussy, rated three stars. By the time the opening credits had finished, Richie Towell already converted a penalty in a heated contest between two of the best teams in the country right now, Dundalk and Cork City. Admittedly, the match itself was probably no …

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Football on TV: Horrible and Repulsive, Bill

Real Madrid won their tenth European Cup over the weekend, beating city rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1 after extra-time and, as you would expect, there was plenty of comment on the matter from ever-knowing pundits. Johnny Giles on RTE believed that Atletico were the architects of their own downfall after conceding ground to Real in the second half. Eamon Dunphy finally …

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