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IRELAND SEEK ARGENTINA REVENGE

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By , December 1, 2017 12:47 pm

Ireland and Joe Schmidt have waited two years for a chance at redemption following their 2015 World Cup defeat to Argentina.

In Schmidt’s era in charge, it is the biggest blot against him. A lacklustre performance and being taken apart by a Nicolas Sanchez-inspired Pumas side damaged all the previous good work of the team. This is the time to put that right. Continue reading 'IRELAND SEEK ARGENTINA REVENGE'»

IRELAND VICTORIOUS AGAINST ARGENTINA

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By , November 16, 2017 12:47 pm

Jacob Stockdale scored two tries as Ireland completed a clean sweep of wins in their autumn series by beating Argentina 28-19 at the Aviva Stadium. CJ Stander also crossed to help his side to a hard-earned seventh win in a row after a bruising Dublin encounter.

Ireland led 13-0 at half-time but Joaquin Tuculet, Juan Manuel Leguizamon and Ramiro Moyano scored after the break for the much improved visitors. Argentina have now failed to win in eight attempts on Irish soil. Continue reading 'IRELAND VICTORIOUS AGAINST ARGENTINA'»

IRISH NEED A CHANGE

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By , June 22, 2012 3:55 pm

Ireland were expected to bring with them to this year’s Euros a dose of entertainment, a dose of fearlessness, and perhaps a shock result or two in a tricky group. Ultimately, though, all Ireland brought with them were a travelling pack of fans noisy and passionate enough to draw applause from the Spanish fans throughout the 90 minutes of their game against the world champions.

However, Roy Keane, as much as we may not like to admit, is right. His scathing remarks made on ITV after the game hit out at those who seem to believe that a lack of grit on the pitch is acceptable, if it’s set to the soundtrack of a jolly Irish song or two.

With Peter Drury, in particular, appearing to overlook the defensive lapses and utter lack of attacking spirt to instead praise the Irish fans, suggesting that, in a few years, when the Spanish team has faded, they will need to learn a lesson from the Irish: fan passion; the coverage of the Irish has been patronising, to say the least. Continue reading 'IRISH NEED A CHANGE'»