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Post by Morgarrow » Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:20 pm

This is going to be a walk in the park for the French, i'm afraid our Celtic cousins from up north have not a cats chance in hell.

Keep saying things like that Andy please and old athelstans descendants will have seen their last win this year.

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Post by Morgarrow » Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:44 pm

Mama mia! They were doing so well in first half and now I'm thoroughly depressed .... but there's time yet!

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Post by Porthia1947 » Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:26 pm

....and sent them homeward tae think again! WELL DESERVED SCOTLAND!!

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Post by FlammNew » Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:01 pm

And again by teh French! Bit of a white wash there!

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Post by CJenkin » Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:39 pm

And now by the Irish!

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Post by Fancyabrew » Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:04 pm

don't think rugby is as posh as it was

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Post by Morgarrow » Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:55 am

Terrific game between Ireland and Fance at Croke Park (Páirc an Chrócaigh) today.

The site upon which Croke Park now stands was in the 1870's known as the "City and Suburban Racecourse". The GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association / Cumann Lúthchleas Gael) became one of the grounds most frequent users. The GAA purchased the site in 1913 and immediately renamed the ground Croke Park in honour of the association's first patron Archbishop Croke of Cashel.

Over the subsequent 40 years Croke Park was developed and redeveloped in an ad hoc manner as finances allowed. The Railway End, also known as Hill 16 was constructed from the rubble left in Sackville Street (now O'Connell Street) after the 1916 rising. On November 21, 1920 Croke Park was the scene of a massacre by the Auxiliary Division. British police auxiliaries entered the ground, shooting indiscriminately into the crowd killing 13 during a Dublin-Tipperary football match. The dead included 12 spectators and one player, Michael Hogan. The latter, Tipperary's captain, gave his name posthumously to the Hogan stand built four years later in 1924. These shootings, on the day which became known as Bloody Sunday, were a reprisal for the assassination of 12 or 13 British Intelligence officers, known as the Cairo Gang, by Michael Collins' squad earlier that day.

The first Hogan stand was followed by the construction of the Cusack stand (named after one of the original founders of the GAA Michael Cusack) in 1937. The Canal End terrace was constructed in 1949 and was subsequently followed by the construction of the Nally stand (Named after Pat Nally) in 1952. Since these initial buildings, reconstruction and redevelopment of various sections of the ground have taken place.

Following a redevelopment program started in the 1990s, Croke Park (or Croker as it's sometimes called) has a capacity of 82,500, making it the fourth largest stadium in Europe, the largest stadium in the 2007 Six Nations Championship and the largest owned by an amateur organisation outside the United States.

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Post by TeamKernow » Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:57 pm


Upgrading the 'Six Nations Championship' to the proper
'Seven Nations Championship' by the inclusion of the Cornish Team is long overdue.

edited by: TeamKernow, Feb 25, 2007 - 10:38 PM

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