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    Ireland's strongest 15?

    Because there's nothing more we need than another topic about the Irish team, but sure oh well....

    With everyone fit, looking ahead to next year and the world cup, who is Ireland's strongest team and bench? Forget tactics, forget provinces and systems. Just players who can flat out play.

    Because what else has anyone got to do on a Friday night....
    The Maul is Back!! LONG LIVE THE MAUL!!

    Stringer is bigger even than his own immense shadow. Pound for pound, he is the best tackler in the world. If you put him into bag of cats he\'d come out without a scratch. He was hit very late for Murphy\'s try. And when he got up, as we knew he would, the crowd cried his name as if he had just fixed the economy.Billy Keane-After Munster\'s famous loss to the AB\'s.

    The Bull-Truly irreplaceable, a mountain of a man. 100 caps!!

    #2
    They are playing Zebre tonight.

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      #3
      15 Nash
      14 Bowe
      12A. Henshaw
      12 Darcy
      11 ZEBO
      10 Sexton
      9 Murrball

      1 Healy
      2 best
      3 Ross
      4 Tower
      5 Paulie
      6 Ferris
      7 Seanie
      8 Jamie

      16 Cronin
      17 McGrath
      18 Archer
      19 Ryan
      20 hendo
      21 Reddan
      22 PJ
      23 Fergie.
      I am the million man.

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        #4
        In terms of ability and raw talent I'd be of the opinion that it's:

        15 Kearney
        14 Bowe
        13 Payne (tbc)
        12 Darcy
        11 Zebo/Fitzgerald/Earls can't pick one
        10 Sexton
        9 Murray
        8 Heaslip
        7 SOB
        6 Ferris
        5 POC
        4 D Ryan
        3 Ross
        2 Best
        1 Healy

        16 Strauss
        17 McGrath/Cronin
        18 Fitzpatrick
        19 Toner
        20 POM
        21 Reddan
        22 JJ
        23 Zebo/Earls/Fitzgerald can't pick one
        AKA Ugo Monye Spacecraft Experience

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          #5
          Needs MOAR Cork Fishhooks. MOAR CORK
          I am the million man.

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            #6
            There'll be more of our leaders love of Louth to it
            Gwan Joe!!

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              #7
              To start the Autumn series..

              15 Kearney

              14 Bowe
              13 Payne
              12 Marshall
              11 Trimble
              10 Sexton
              9 Murray
              8 Heaslip
              7 SOB
              6 Ferris
              5 POC
              4 Ryan
              3 Ross
              2 Best
              1 Healy

              16 Cronin
              17 McGrath
              18 Moore
              19 Henderson
              20 POM
              21 Reddan
              22 Jackson
              23 Fitzgerald

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                #8
                Strongest xv.

                1, 2 &3 Giant haystacks
                4.POC
                5.mick lyons
                6.tullow tank
                7. Finlay
                8. Sheamus
                9. Conor mc gregor
                10. Rog
                11. Daveboy mcauley
                12. Jack dempsey
                13. Bod
                14. Bomber liston
                15. Sambo mcNaughton
                "Hell, I'm not saying I'm an angel, but when it came to dirty tricks I couldn't hold a candle to the Irish Mafia" Jimmy Hoffa

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Cowboy View Post
                  15 Nash
                  14 Bowe
                  12A. Henshaw
                  12 Darcy
                  11 ZEBO
                  10 Sexton
                  9 Murrball

                  1 Healy
                  2 best
                  3 Ross
                  4 Tower
                  5 Paulie
                  6 Ferris
                  7 Seanie
                  8 Jamie

                  16 Cronin
                  17 McGrath
                  18 Archer
                  19 Ryan
                  20 hendo
                  21 Reddan
                  22 PJ
                  23 Fergie.

                  Nash in goals? With a big stick

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                    #10
                    healy best ross
                    ryan poc
                    ferris pom o'brien
                    murray sexton
                    marshall earls
                    zebo kearney fitzgerald

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                      #11
                      1 Healy
                      2 Best
                      3 Ross
                      4 Toner
                      5 POC
                      6 Ferris
                      7 SOB
                      8 POM
                      9 Murray
                      10 Sexton
                      11 Trimble
                      12 D'arcy
                      13 ??????
                      14 Bowe
                      15 Kearney

                      Strauss, McGrath, Moore, Henderson, Heaslip, Reddan, Jackson, McFadden

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Reus View Post
                        1 Healy
                        2 Best
                        3 Ross
                        4 Toner
                        5 POC
                        6 Ferris
                        7 SOB
                        8 POM
                        9 Murray
                        10 Sexton
                        11 Trimble
                        12 D'arcy
                        13 ??????
                        14 Bowe
                        15 Kearney

                        Strauss, McGrath, Moore, Henderson, Heaslip, Reddan, Jackson, McFadden
                        What?! No Daverage?!

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Yatenga View Post
                          Nash in goals? With a big stick
                          Does fine up front as well though, so he's versatile. A shoe in.
                          The Maul is Back!! LONG LIVE THE MAUL!!

                          Stringer is bigger even than his own immense shadow. Pound for pound, he is the best tackler in the world. If you put him into bag of cats he\'d come out without a scratch. He was hit very late for Murphy\'s try. And when he got up, as we knew he would, the crowd cried his name as if he had just fixed the economy.Billy Keane-After Munster\'s famous loss to the AB\'s.

                          The Bull-Truly irreplaceable, a mountain of a man. 100 caps!!

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                            #14
                            Mind on the matter


                            THE KIERAN SHANNON INTERVIEW
                            He’s blessed. When Enda McNulty looks at his work with this generation of Irish rugby players, he can’t help thinking how fortunate he is and how they continue to impress him.

                            He takes you back to last Saturday night in Paris. Ireland have just won their second Six Nations championship in 29 years, the team and country are buoyant, yet the very first thing Paul O’Connell does in his speech at the post-match reception is apologise to the French team for being late.

                            O’Connell doesn’t just swiftly move onto something else either. Instead he talks for about four minutes about his regard for France’s contribution to the massive battle both teams had just fought and the reason for Ireland’s delay. He hoped the French understood that days like this didn’t happen very often in Irish rugby.

                            So the players had taken that bit longer in the dressing room, sitting around, taking a few selfies, sipping a couple of quiet beers, totally assimilating the moment, leaving a smiling, reflective McNulty watching on, thinking the Armagh football team he played with should have taken that bit more time to savour their victories together.

                            Then, as the meal and wine were served, O’Connell was courtesy personified to the catering staff, just as he was to the 100 or so wellwishers McNulty saw him greet when some players and backroom staff ventured through the streets of Dublin the day before the Italy game a fortnight ago. If a legend like the team captain can remain so humble and grounded, how then can a bit-player like the team’s sport psychologist performance coach not?

                            -----


                            The summer tour to Canada saw Fergal McFadden really bloom as a leader, even if he’s yet to command a starting spot. Peter O’Mahony, meanwhile, has astonished him.

                            “I’ve seen more of a remarkable development in him (O’Mahony) in the last 12 months than anyone I’ve come across in business or sport,” maintains McNulty. “His physical state, his communication, his humility, his workrate, his ability to consistently get into that peak performance state. I don’t think I’ve seen a more complete rugby performance than his display against Wales last month. I think he’s learned a lot from Paulie.”

                            And, of course, they’re all learning so much from Joe Schmidt, especially McNulty. He’s long been astonished by the tactical attention to detail in rugby but he’s found Schmidt another level again.

                            Full interview here:
                            http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/r...er-262877.html

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