A busy sporting weekend.
Munster had a good win, didn’t they? We beat Cardiff Blues 28-20 to take top place in the league table, with the delicious prospect of meeting Leinster next weekend.
I’m glad to see that these days we’re putting out full-strength squads for the Magners League and showing it the respect it should have, and I’m particularly delighted to see the talent of young Keith Earls getting a chance to shine through, although he didn’t secure a place this week. I know some of his family, and it’s great that local Limerick lads are still managing to excel at the top level in rugby.
This is a good platform to build on for the forthcoming Heineken Cup. Clearly Tony McGahan’s new management team are connecting well with the players and motivating them to perform to their considerable best. You’d have to feel good about our chances in the European competition.
Scunthorpe continue their traditional pre-Christmas winning streak with a 2-1 defeat of Hereford, but it won’t last. It never does. I was talking to Wrinkly Joe the other day and I put this very point to him.
When do you think they’ll start to slide? I asked.
Probably the weekend we go to see them, he replied.
Hmm. Indeed. What else is new?
Now. There was also the All-Ireland Gaelic Football final, which I have to admit I don’t have much interest in. I don’t like Gaelic football. It just seems to be a whole lot of pulling and dragging. Not quite rugby, yet not soccer either. Tyrone beat Kerry. The end.
I was going to include the Ryder Cup in the sporting list but hold on. Golf isn’t a sport, is it? Golf is a behavioural disorder. Golf is something that should require treatment.
What did you think of that redneck, Boo Weekly? No, I didn’t make it up. His name is Boo Weekly, and he played for America in the Ryder Cup. There we go again with Americans and names. Their vice-presidential candidate has children called Trig, Track, Piper, Bristol and Willow. Then of course, we had the great Scooter Libby. And now we have Boo Weekly.
Boo’s main claim to fame is that he once wrestled an alligator and got in a fistfight with an orang-utan, which, I’d have to admit is pretty impressive in any language. Don’t get me wrong. I think golf is so full of stuffed-shirt gobshites that someone like Boo gives it a bit of welcome colour, and it’s about time we had a new crowd of followers.
That’s exactly what golf needs: a lot more mullets.
Bruff RFC have a terrific series of Thomond Park redevelopment pictures HERE