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    Match viewing - just an excuse to get lashed ?

    http://www.independent.ie/sport/rugb...-35262809.html

    Have to say following the ABs match at the Aviva I have to agree with Sir Clive ..... the amount of drinking (to excess) was ridiculous - we were up in Row DD and at the edgemost 2 seats having to get up and down every 5 minutes as people either went to restock or empty the holding tank

    Im as fond as any of a a few pints - but the behaviour of both Irish and the Kiwis near us (1 guy was practically asleep and started giving abuse any time we had a reason to cheer ; another guy disappeared at half time never to return)

    At the end as we made our way down the steps I was grabbed from behind by an irish guy who said "Gotta let me through or I'll pi$$ on your leg" - so in my own diplomatic way I told him to push off - followed my a further set of verbals

    Without doubt (in our section of crowd) the most drinking I have ever seen @ a match

    We were sitting beside 2 great guys from Clare who were of the same opinion

    Im not a killjoy and have probably been worse for wear at match days - but it was almos always Baggot St or HowlAtTheMoon :-)


    Anyone else see similiar or disagree

    (Aside my ticket was ~70 - if you want to get lashed - that would go a long way in a pub)
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    #2
    Yous is a very appropriate handle for starting this thread.
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      #3
      Originally posted by cornerboy View Post
      Yous is a very appropriate handle for starting this thread.
      Ah yes the irony.....:-)
      "I've got lots of potatos that need peeling and manure that needs shovelling" -M. Burns

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        #4
        I fully agree with those thoughts I like a drink as much as the next person but am flabbergasted at matches People in and out to the bar and subsequently the loo!!! Interrupting people s view and enjoyment of the game The amount of spilled drink on the steps of Aviva that day was crazy Even worse scenes in Cardiff where 6 carrier packs of pints appear! Please let me stress I am not a Pioneer!!!!

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          #5
          Actually even Ruby Walsh remarked the same in Examiner column about All Blacks match

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            #6
            I'd be more inclined to watch the game than watch others to be honest,they sell booze there in a country known for a fondness
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            what do you expect?
            clowns

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              #7
              It's a simple lack of etiquette. I've no problem with pints before a game and at half-time, but it's loolahs who are in and out like a fiddler's elbow that get on my case - particularly people who think it's appropriate to head in during a conversion or penalty attempt!

              I've seen some people absolutely scuttered in the terraces in Thomond - it's their choice if they want to waste a ticket by getting gee-eyed, but it's when they become disruptive or abusive that there's an issue.

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                #8
                It's a PITA all right, and I agree with Sir Clive - just close the bars 15 mins before kick off.

                I'm always amused at the number of people who go out for pints during games at the Stade De France - it's alcohol free beer!
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Muckier Boots View Post
                  It's a simple lack of etiquette. I've no problem with pints before a game and at half-time, but it's loolahs who are in and out like a fiddler's elbow that get on my case - particularly people who think it's appropriate to head in during a conversion or penalty attempt!

                  I've seen some people absolutely scuttered in the terraces in Thomond - it's their choice if they want to waste a ticket by getting gee-eyed, but it's when they become disruptive or abusive that there's an issue.
                  Hooligans the lot of um how dare they,
                  clowns

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                    #10
                    Yeah! Lets close the bars, just because a small minority can't control their drinking!

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                      #11
                      I completely agree with SP. Near me you hardly got 2 minutes undisturbed. It is as though people's main aim is to go to drink rather than to watch the sport itself.

                      Its not unique to rugby. Some years back I was in Berlin when Usain Bolt got a 200m world record - and even while he was running there were still people getting up.

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                        #12
                        See more than enough of this in TP, the Good Friday game was a solid disgrace with whole groups of people in huddles with half their backs to the game.

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                          #13
                          Haven't seen much of it in Thomond, I normally hang out in the West Terrace.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Viigand View Post
                            Haven't seen much of it in Thomond, I normally hang out in the West Terrace.
                            You sure it's the WT you're in? There's a constant stream of people on WT South constantly in and out with pints or to the bog all game.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Cathal View Post
                              You sure it's the WT you're in? There's a constant stream of people on WT South constantly in and out with pints or to the bog all game.

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                              Depends on what part of the WTS you're in

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