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Monday, February 13, 2012

Travel problem? Could be worse - the Irish RFU might be in charge!

Ireland's game in France on Saturday was undoubtedly the Six Nations game of the weekend (for either sex), but it was an even more amazing performance by the Irish than any of us had previously suspected. Since the game news has leaked out about the truly awful journey the Irish RFU forced its team to undertake - a journey that took 27 hours, and saw the team arrived less than 12 hours before the kick-off.

Over to former Ireland international Shane Byrne, appearing on Irish TV3′s Ireland AM the following morning, to fill in the gruesome details:
"The ladies lost by one point, right down in the south of France. And just to [be] very critical of the IRFU, they had 27 hours travel. They arrived down there [in Pau] at 3 o’clock in the morning [on] the day of the game [that kicked off at 2.30pm]. 
Absolute disgrace. 
You know, these are all part – they’re representing the country. They’re putting on the green jersey for us. And they’re amateur, they do it for the joy of it. And to be treated like that, absolutely terrible. 
They flew into Paris and got the cattle train down to the south of France, when there was umpteen options to fly down south.
You know, I just think it’s a disgrace, in this day and age. We’ve heard long ago when the women’s game was set together that that’s the way they were treated, but nowadays it shouldn’t happen. 
It has to change."
If you treated a racehorse like this before a big race you'd probably be prosecuted for cruelty.

What could the Irish achieve if it wasn't for the Irish RFU?

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