nc6000 wrote:Dave Cahill wrote:
Its very frustrating, I think that without this issue Ireland would win the bid. We have the stadia, the travel framework, the hotel beds. We can offer everything to the rugby fan from a weekender to a longer stay, urban and rural. This is our best chance and its being seriously endangered by these small minded little englander bigots.
Not sure I agree with this.
Say for example if two games were on in Thurles on the same weekend. How would 80,000 odd fans get to and from Thurles? Where would they stay? Then factor in that the same could be happening in Cork, Limerick and Dublin at the same time and I find it hard to see we have the capacity here to host it.
So Semple Stadium didn't end up being part of the bid and the locals are not happy. I just heard one of their TDs (Jackie Cahill) on Today FM complaining and I doubt he'll be on his own.