Back On Attack

To snatch the Six Nations championship title, Ireland have to regain their confidence – and dominance – against Scotland on Saturday.

Watching Ireland’s match against England at Twickenham last Saturday, it began to feel as though George R.R. Martin had written the script, as the Game Of Thrones author delivered a cruel, last-gasp twist to sabotage yet another fairytale ending.

Given their recent run of form, the world and her brother had expected Ireland to win, and the fact that they were on their way to another Grand Slam only added to the sense that victory for ol’ Éire was only just and right.

But the underdog England team had a fire in their belly for once, and pipped the unbeaten Ireland to the post. Literally.

Marcus Smith’s last minute drop-goal won the game for Jamie George and the team, even if their captain didn’t exactly have the game of his life. And across Ireland, it felt as though all was lost, our team having been just two wins away from another Grand Slam.

Whatever next? Cillian Murphy loses the Best Actor Oscar to Bradley Cooper…?

So, Ireland has much to play for when they go up against Scotland at 4.45pm on Saturday, with the Six Nations Championship title very much within their grasp.

Once Captain Peter O’Mahony can keep his teenage temper tantrums off the pitch. And, you know, we don’t lose our match, and England doesn’t win theirs against France at 8pm. To pip us to the post once more.

So, as Paddy’s Day approaches, it’s time to don the green, and the grins, and let the Six Nations Decider Day send you on a rollercoaster of emotions.

And a smorgasbord of refreshments.

You can catch it all on the big screen at The Whale from 1.45pm, with the first match, Wales vs Italy, at 2.15pm, followed by our own showdown with Scotland at 4.45pm and France vs England at 8pm.

C’mon, France!

Your €20 ticket for the day comes with some rather delicious gourmet finger food from The Bear Paw Deli whilst there’s also a full bar available, along with yummy cheese boards, freshly-popped popcorn and whatever-you’re-having-yourself.

You can grab your seat right about here:



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