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#21 Spidey

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:15 PM

Think I've lost my green wig. Well gutted, will be looking out for them again. All of the Ireland matches were enjoyable, after England's paltry efforts in '08

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:33 PM

Just as it's wrong for the likes of McIllorum, Bridge and Harrison to flit between Ireland and England then it's also wrong for Fielden to make the opposite switch.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:42 PM

Think I've lost my green wig. Well gutted, will be looking out for them again. All of the Ireland matches were enjoyable, after England's paltry efforts in '08

 

Watched the highlights DVD the other day. I'd forgotten all about Paul Sykes playing for England in Newcastle. I've now realised why, despite him playing for my team, my heart sinks when his name is read out before a game. The trauma of that performance in Newcastle obviously left deep mental scars.



#24 Methven Hornet

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:34 PM

Ireland should have a decent side out for the World Cup. Surprised a few in 2008, especially when they beat Samoa at Parramatta. Think we've still got the green wigs we wore up in the loft somewhere!

 

I suspect that the probability of Ireland having a decent side, and their record in 2008, is why they've been put in one of the senior groups. The Irish diaspora seems particularly strong in the RL playing areas of both England and Australia, and there always seems to be plenty of players willing to turn out for an Irish world cup squad.

 

Looking forward to seeing them again.


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#25 Odsal Outlaw

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:24 PM

Watched the highlights DVD the other day. I'd forgotten all about Paul Sykes playing for England in Newcastle. I've now realised why, despite him playing for my team, my heart sinks when his name is read out before a game. The trauma of that performance in Newcastle obviously left deep mental scars.


I was there for that as well. 2008 was awful for England, a genuine let down, fingers crossed this year. Was also at Parra for the Ireland game!
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#26 Emosi Koloto

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:01 AM

Michael Platt could be in the centres as well as Sean Gleeson.


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#27 Yakstorm

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 05:27 AM

Brent White (Canberra Raiders) has put his hand up for Ireland.  He was meant to play in 08, but was forced out of the tournament with injury. There is an interview on stevemascord.com about his desire to represent Ireland.


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#28 Pie tries

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 11:06 AM

Any idea how many tickets sold for the ire game?

#29 GeordieSaint

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 11:07 AM

Any idea how many tickets sold for the ire game?

 

Which one? 


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:45 PM

Any idea how many tickets sold for the ire game?

 

I think the game in Limerick is approaching three thousand ( There is a post on the long running WC thread) and I think the game against Fiji at Rochdale is se,lling well also. I think, given the large Fijian diaspora in Rochdale and the equally large Irish diaspora in Lancashire that this game could well sell out.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 03:51 PM

I think the game in Limerick is approaching three thousand ( There is a post on the long running WC thread) and I think the game against Fiji at Rochdale is se,lling well also. I think, given the large Fijian diaspora in Rochdale and the equally large Irish diaspora in Lancashire that this game could well sell out.

 

England vs Ireland seems to be selling well; there are about about seven/eight sections already sold out (bar individual seats) and every side of the ground is now open.


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#32 Yakstorm

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 10:53 AM

Limerick Game ticket sales by Bay:
 

Bay 201: 16

Bay 202: 27

Bay 203: 121

Bay 204: 551

Bay 210: 158

Bay 205: 561

Bay 211: 158

Bay 206: 549

Bay 207: 105

Bay 208: 23

Bay 209: 0

 

So that's 2,269 seats sold, plus then however many GA tickets have been allocated (Ticketmaster doesn't provide any transparency on those areas). 


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#33 walter sobchak

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 11:08 AM

Hasn't English born manly second rower James hasson put his hand up for Ireland selection? Im sure I read somewhere that his dad is Irish.

#34 ehbandit

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 11:11 AM

wouldn't it be good if Ireland could persuade BOD to play in the World Cup! would like to see him play league

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#35 keighley

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 12:42 PM

wouldn't it be good if Ireland could persuade BOD to play in the World Cup! would like to see him play league

 

Old, injury prone and past it. dropped from the British Lions test team, who won big without him.Yes, it's a perfect time for a pre retirement goody at our expense. It would be good publicity though. 



#36 Johnoco

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 12:45 PM

Any further news on the Fielden switch to Ireland? Is it definite?

#37 Pie tries

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 01:33 PM

Anyone know how the domestic season is going in Ireland?

#38 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 01:44 PM

Old, injury prone and past it. dropped from the British Lions test team, who won big without him.Yes, it's a perfect time for a pre retirement goody at our expense. It would be good publicity though.


He would fill the stadium alone. Perhaps it would be worth soneone signing him on a short contract?

#39 walter sobchak

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 01:54 PM

He would fill the stadium alone. Perhaps it would be worth soneone signing him on a short contract?


a la Gareth Thomas? On publicity alone I would agree.

#40 deluded pom?

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 04:52 PM

Anyone know how the domestic season is going in Ireland?

Try having a peek at the RLIF website.

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