Tags » Mick O'Driscoll

And the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor goes to ......

Mick O’Driscoll!

Hardly a name that will be remembered by generations of Irish rugby fans. But it should be – Micko is a stalwart of the professional era, and reached a significant milestone on Saturday night when he earned his 200th cap for Munster, fittingly as captain, in his 12th season (he spent 2 years in Catalunya from 2003-05). 429 more words

RaboDirect Pro12

McFadden now needs more than a good game

I hope that while Fergus McFadden at last is getting a start at 13, his first in any class of  jersey since 2010, it doesn’t coincide with the odds lengthening on his going to New Zealand next month. 545 more words

Rugby Opinion

Rugby woes add to growing Irish depression

By Gareth McKeown

Amidst the darkening  gloom of recession and the impending bailout, the Irish rugby team are doing little to lighten the mood.

On Saturday Ireland face the might of the Allblacks and i’m afraid to say they are on a hiding to nothing. 470 more words


Ireland vs South Africa Preview

Across the various rugby websites there have been several polls running along the same theme although posed in several different ways. What they all concur with however is the likelihood that, if any Northern Hemisphere side is going to win this weekend, it is likely to be Ireland. 439 more words


Kidney sticks with winning side

Ireland have named an unchanged line-up for a third successive match as they step up their RBS 6 Nations title bid against England on Saturday. 216 more words


Ireland recall Bowe for Scots clash

Tommy Bowe

Ireland have recalled Tommy Bowe for Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations clash with Scotland.

Bowe has been rewarded for his sparkling form for Ulster by replacing Geordan Murphy on the right wing. 73 more words