How far? – VERY….. :-)

October 8, 2007

Brilliant ….

mcilroy3.jpgto see young Rory McIlroy earning his European Tour Professional card in only his second event. Rory became the youngest player to earn his card from tournament play when he finished 3rd at the Dunhill Links Championship.

The final leaderboard looked like this:-

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Irish Rugby…. come on lads!

September 16, 2007

Ireland 14: Georgia 10

Oh dear … and what a display. Stuck in my armchair I regretted the decision not to watch this match in the nearest pub! I was in bad need of a pint to calm my nerves as the Georgians went ahead after scoring their first ever try in the World Cup. Boy…. those guys really threw everything they had at the Irish. And the lads looked rugbyball.gifcompletely lost. Brian O’Driscoll looked totally shell-shocked as wave upon wave of Georgians, most from French second division rugby clubs, battered the Irish defence unmercifully. The Georgian players seemed to be operating on some high octane fuel that the Irish lads didn’t have access to.

By the time the referee blew the whistle for full-time I was almost as exhausted as the Irish team looked after a magnificent display of defence. Eddie O’Sullivan did a great job keeping his calm in the upper reaches of the stands but god only knows how he must have been feeling.

So… what happened? What has gone wrong? Can the Irish team rally in time to meet France and Argentina?

Gulp……. I’m off to book a seat in the pub for the next match anyway!