Six Na­tions shap­shots

Irish Examiner - Sport - - RUGBY -

When the foot-and-mouth dis­ease out­break struck, Ire­land had to fin­ish the cham­pi­onship in the au­tumn and they fa­mously beat Eng­land. I was start­ing to go be­hind the scenes and I found my­self in the chang­ing room be­fore the match and it was re­ally blood and thun­der then, not sci­en­tific. There was this sort of tribal hud­dle, you know, Mick Gal­wey and Keith Wood and Peter Clo­hessy swear­ing and telling ev­ery­one what they were go­ing to do to the English, all re­ally good stuff. Well, didn’t they drag Ber­tie Ah­ern in af­ter­wards. When Johnno, Martin John­son, and the Eng­land team wouldn’t move for Pres­i­dent Mary Mcaleese.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.