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New Season's Fixtures Released
The exitement for the new season is building and with the release of the Gallagher Premiership 2019/20 season fixtures we take another step back to the top-flight.
EPCR Challenge Cup Draw
The draw for the European Rugby Challenge Cup took place last week and, with Irish's return to the Premiership came a place back in Europe. It is one of the biggest losses for a club supporter when your club is relegated from the top-flight that you lose the opportunity to go to European clubs.
Player of the Season 2018/19
Another season gone and it's time to sum it up with the traditional Craic Player of the Season. A recap of the procedure - every game we aim to have a vote for Man of the Match. We gather nominations and then have a vote and the winner is stored on the fixture list in the left-hand menu. Once the season is completed we count-up the number of wins and the chap with the most gets the honour.
The Final Frontier
A last hurrah for the second Championship season was what London Irish supporters were hoping for as the flocked to Castle Bar in Ealing for the Championship Cup Final. Having secured promotion back to the premiership The Exiles were fairly jolly and the visiting support at the very least matched the Trailfinders massive for numbers. Party time!
Back Where I Belong
This final league game was supposed to be an end of season blow out, for me and friends I attend LI matches with, this was until one of them noticed the game was on Sky Sports, resulting in most deciding to stay in Blighty, to watch the game.
Try, try, try again!
The Hartpury game will be remembered for 2 main reasons: some outstanding tries especially from our backs and a sickening injury to possibly our best player this year, Tom Stephenson. Whilst most of us expected a straightforward game and convincing win, it did not start that way.
Bitter experience and a long memory remind me that St Austell Brewery used to make the worst beer in the world, but now craft some of the best, fine Tribute indeed. My favourite is a wonderful IPA, Proper Job, an apt appreciation of our performance against the Pirates.
I may not be there yet but Iím closer than yesterday
A stirring party atmosphere, some sunshine and a team too good for the opposition. Irish were too strong for our Yorkshire visitors who played some good rugby and competed strongly, especially before half time.
A Change of Plan
This report may seem a little sparse (hooray some of you are thinking), because I only considered doing it on the way to the match, a match that I was not going to attend, when I awoke that day.
Lessons to Learn
As Goethe once said “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do”.