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    FG support bid to host Rugby World Cup

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    http://www.rte.ie/news/2007/0331/finegael.html
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    The Fine Gael Ard Fhéis haspassed a motion supporting a bid for Ireland to host the Rugby World Cup in 2015.


    The former Fine Gael Minister and Dun Laoghaire election candidate
    Seán Barrett said that with redevelopments at Thomond Park, Lansdowne
    Road, the Maze site in the North and the newly openedCroke Park, it
    was a feasible proposal.


    Speaking at his party's Ard Fhéis in Dublin, Fine Gael leader,Enda
    Kenny said there was a huge turnout for the event, which he suggested
    reflected peoples desire for change.

    #2
    Originally posted by Drick




    The former Fine Gael Minister and Dun Laoghaire election candidate Seán Barrett said that with redevelopments at Thomond Park, Lansdowne Road, the Maze site in the North and the newly openedCroke Park, it was a feasible proposal.



    I'm sure the other gaels will be only too delighted to hear that[img]smileys/mad.gif[/img]

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      #3


      That will go down well with the "grassroots" in Croke Park.


      Would be great to see it though !
      "Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too ?" - Douglas Adams

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        #4
        Originally posted by The Dave
        Originally posted by Drick




        The former Fine Gael Minister and Dun Laoghaire election candidate Seán Barrett said that with redevelopments at Thomond Park, Lansdowne Road, the Maze site in the North and the newly openedCroke Park, it was a feasible proposal.



        I'm sure the other gaels will be only too delighted to hear that[img]smileys/mad.gif[/img]


        How not to get elected. Example #1.

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          #5
          I think it is a splendid idea but it does need the GAA buy in. If they did, it could be the best RWC ever.

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            #6
            Would the public get behind it enough?

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              #7


              Originally posted by epaddy
              Would the public get behind it enough?

              I definitely think so, look at all the benefits.


              1. A chance to welcome the world to our shores.
              2. A chance to promote Ireland at its best.
              3. The obvious money benefit.
              4. The craic to be had.


              etc.
              "Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too ?" - Douglas Adams

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                #8
                A chnce to rip off the fans. Look to the riders cup Enda may be on to a winnier here[img]smileys/c&#111;nfused.gif[/img]
                Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

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                  #9


                  Originally posted by McCloud
                  A chnce to rip off the fans. Look to the riders cup Enda may be on to a winnier here[img]smileys/c&#111;nfused.gif[/img]

                  That was a bit of a balls alright !
                  "Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too ?" - Douglas Adams

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                    #10
                    It would be great if it happened and there is no doubt the public would be behind it. I don't think we'll get it in 2015 though. 2023 maybe...

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                      #11





                      It's nothing but a cheap electioneering stunt from an old FGer who should be put out to grass. The FAI tried the same stunt with Croker a few years ago and got kicked firmly up the back passage.


                      If rugby wants the GAA to let it use Croke Park in the longer term, thenthe last thing it needs is clueless, has-been politiciansfrom any party shooting their mouths off.
                      New infraction avoidance policy: a post may be described as imbecilic, but its author should never be described as an imbecile.

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                        #12





                        No chance. Rule 42 hasnt gone away you know, it has only been suspended. Without the majestic Croke Park there is nothing. All the more sophisticated boys can offer is a 50K Landsdown Road.


                        Anybody who sees a psychiatrist would want their head examined.*&nb sp;Henry Ford

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by jmccoy


                          Originally posted by McCloud
                          A chnce to rip off the fans. Look to the riders cup Enda may be on to a winnier here[img]smileys/c&#111;nfused.gif[/img]

                          That was a bit of a balls alright !


                          Our hoteliers etc in Dublin don`t deserve another bonanza after the Ryder cup-Having said that it would be some craic.[img]smileys/smile.gif[/img]

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                            #14


                            Where would you hold the final? Landsdowne is to small, what use is having the oldest rugby ground in the world if the national team wont use it. They'll have to close croke park again or it will be just throwing away money redeveloping landsdowne, maybe providing leinster with nice new diggs, and the FAI a place in out of the rain?


                            I think it should be an aim of the IRFU to joint host a world cup? Wales managed pretty nicely.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by cornerboy





                              No chance. Rule 42 hasnt gone away you know, it has only been suspended. Without the majestic Croke Park there is nothing. All the more sophisticated boys can offer is a 50K Landsdown Road.








                              It sort of has, it is now rule 44 as the GAA rulebook was tidied up lat year.[img]smileys/biggrin.gif[/img]
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                              \"Our Association cannot be expected to accept a vista where the competing sporting organisations have no capital investment commitments, can exploit the value of their existing infrastructure and use our facilities as a cash cow, while investing their returns in games development\" - Liam Mulvihill.

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