Tight five – thinking points from Leinster v Castres

A famous Irish Marty

Eoin Redahan was couch-side for another Leinster victory this weekend and gives his tupence worth in five easy to plagiarise points. Steal as you see fit……

  1. Marty Moore mania – Last week’s performance seemed to have kindled a sort of Marty Moore mania among Irish media types. Moore did just about okay on Saturday, as did the rest of the pack, after some creaky times in the scrum. But we shouldn’t be too hard on the front row. After all, they came up against a Castres side that toppled both Clermont and Toulon to win the top 14 last season; and, in Taumoepeau and Wihongi, they came up against two formidable scrummagers. The reality is that we’re going to struggle against the best packs in Europe – something that will stop us winning the Heineken. But back to Marty: the weight of desperation leans heavy on any young Irish tighthead. Let’s not forget, he is only 22. Amazingly, he is also 5’11”.Read More »

Performance Enhancing Drugs – A real problem or another dose of fear?

TDC reaches back into the archives and pulls out a blog written by keego about performance
enhancing drugs in sport.

Originally posted on 12/2/13.

I was listening to George Hook (@ghook) on his show, The Right Hook, on newstalk earlier today and the conversation moved on to performance enhancing drugs in sport. My ears perked up because I always find these conversations very interesting.

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Leinster v Ospreys – The Most Recent Encounter

Ahead of this weekends Heineken Cup clash between the Ospreys and Leinster, see below extended highlights of the most recent RaboPro12 encounter in the RDS. No doubt we will see another tight affair this weekend with a depleted Leinster looking to pick themselves up after their trip to Thomond. Hat tip to Leinster Rugby TV for the clip.

A Guide to Thomond Park for Leinster Virgins

BombAhead of this weekend’s derby clash in Thomond Park I thought I would share some pointers for those Leinster fans on their first trip to the fine city that is Limerick. While I am unfortunately unable to make it down this year, the points contained below are based on the trips I have made in the past. In no particular order, they may just make your weekend or save your life.Read More »