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Postby riocard911 » November 19th, 2017, 4:21 pm

A trip down memory lane with and an appraisal of the current state of rugby in general by one of the grand masters:

http://www.the42.ie/ollie-campbell-3702371-Nov2017/
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Re: Ollie Campbell

Postby Oldschool » November 19th, 2017, 6:36 pm

riocard911 wrote:A trip down memory lane with and an appraisal of the current state of rugby in general by one of the grand masters:

http://www.the42.ie/ollie-campbell-3702371-Nov2017/

I was at that 1976 match.
Aussies were a weak squad on that tour.
Ireland were the only team they beat on that Autumn tour.
Mark Loane their no. 8 had a mom field day against us.
1979 and something for J'S to use as motivation fodder next summer.
Typical of the childish attitude of the selectors at the time but that match damaged a few players test careers.
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Re: Ollie Campbell

Postby pangurban1 » November 19th, 2017, 9:47 pm

Two good lads, Ollie a real gent.
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Re: Ollie Campbell

Postby Flash Gordon » November 22nd, 2017, 11:07 am

pangurban1 wrote:Two good lads, Ollie a real gent.


Indeed. I coached down at Belvo taking minis for 7 years and he was always down chatting to the kids, presenting awards, giving us tips. I've spoken to Wardy over the years too as we've worked together on a few things and he's also a gent, couldn't do enough for you. Arguably 2 of our top 3 outhalves of all time and both appeared at the same time!
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Re: Ollie Campbell

Postby Workhorse » December 24th, 2017, 1:22 am

Flash Gordon wrote:
pangurban1 wrote:Two good lads, Ollie a real gent.


Indeed. I coached down at Belvo taking minis for 7 years and he was always down chatting to the kids, presenting awards, giving us tips. I've spoken to Wardy over the years too as we've worked together on a few things and he's also a gent, couldn't do enough for you. Arguably 2 of our top 3 outhalves of all time and both appeared at the same time!


Same time as Ian Burns too who despite only getting one cap for Ireland, mostly due to the two lads you've mentioned, was a fine out half too. Must've been something in the Dublin water round that time.
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Re: Ollie Campbell

Postby Raydollard » December 24th, 2017, 2:56 pm

Paul Dean had to wait then.
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Re: Ollie Campbell

Postby Icarus » December 25th, 2017, 9:01 pm

As the legendary sports journalist, Con Houlihan, pointed out the names 'Ward and Campbell' were cursed to be forever linked like 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern'.
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Re: Ollie Campbell

Postby riocard911 » December 26th, 2017, 1:58 pm

Icarus wrote:As the legendary sports journalist, Con Houlihan, pointed out the names 'Ward and Campbell' were cursed to be linked like 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern'.


Or Achilles and Hector.

Or Cúchulainn and Ferdia.
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Re: Ollie Campbell

Postby fourthirtythree » December 26th, 2017, 4:37 pm

Except for they weren't lovers unlike the four heroes you mentioned.
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Re: Ollie Campbell

Postby riocard911 » December 27th, 2017, 1:32 am

fourthirtythree wrote:Except for they weren't lovers unlike the four heroes you mentioned.


Touché!!!!
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Re: Ollie Campbell

Postby backrower8 » January 2nd, 2018, 2:51 pm

In addition to Ollie, Wardy, Ian Burns (RIP) and Deano in Leinster in the 70s-80s you also had Mick Quinn and Darragh Coakley who all wore the blue of Leinster with distinction. The former was capped (most notably in SA in 1980).
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Re: Ollie Campbell

Postby paddyor » January 2nd, 2018, 4:29 pm

fourthirtythree wrote:Except for they weren't lovers unlike the four heroes you mentioned.

Excuse me? I thought Cuchulainn and Ferdia were half brothers. Don't remember them being gay. Not surprised by the greeks though!
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Re: Ollie Campbell

Postby artaneboy » January 3rd, 2018, 12:46 am

fourthirtythree wrote:Except for they weren't lovers unlike the four heroes you mentioned.

Achilles and Hector weren't lovers either. In the Trojan war, Achilles kills Hector in retribution for the latter slaying Patroclos, who WAS Achilles squeeze... :roll:

Anyway- what as that that again :? ? yeah- there were a lot of classy out-halves around in Leinster in the '70s.
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