25 February 2007

A few protestors, a lot of decorum and a damned good trashing!

Unsurprisingly (the world did not end when God Save The Queen was played at Croke Park yesterday. England fans sang the anthem, Ireland fans maintained a respectful silence. The Republican Sinn Fein protest outside the stadium amounted about 150 idiots and throwbacks.

And then there was a Rugby match. The score? Ireland 43 – England 13!


elasticwaistbandlady said...

I'd like to enter the sport of rugby to be considered as a determinate for ending all conflicts whether political or punitive. Seems cheaper than all out war and more interesting than a "Rock, Scissors, Paper," battle.

I'm not surprised that Ireland won. They do have the luck of the Irish on their side after all.

Steve Bates said...

Now THAT is what I call a decisive victory! Of course, I know nothing about the game, but that sounds like a "damned good trashing" indeed!

I am relieved that there was no serious conflict over the anthem.

jams o donnell said...

Now that is an excellent idea Ewbl It is quite an exciting game it's rough but not too violent (unless I played and then it became a blood sport!), Ireland aren't the best team in Rugby.. the big teams are traditionally Australia, NZ, South Africa England and France/ That said Ireland have been pretty hot over the last couple of years

43-13 is a big margin for a first class game Steve. It does mean that Ireland thrashed England yesterday!

I'm glad too that common sense prevailed and a good game was had by all!

Frank Partisan said...

Could you imagine that game being played 20 years ago.

jams o donnell said...

Not at Croke Park but Rugby was always a non sectarian sport. THe whole anthem thing would not have arisn ehd not Lansdowne Road, the Irish rugby and football stadium not been under redevelopment.

I am glad it was a great result in what looks like a great atmosphere