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Re: Leinster v Ulster

Postby ronk » January 1st, 2019, 11:28 am

RoboProp wrote:So, the Ulster game :lol:


We'll be at our best if we don't overthink the last result and we focus on Ulster.

They have improved but we should still take them at home.
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Re: Leinster v Ulster

Postby johng » January 1st, 2019, 11:50 am

They will be resting a load of players. Their squad is very thin and they still have a chance in Europe
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Re: Leinster v Ulster

Postby RoboProp » January 1st, 2019, 5:16 pm

johng wrote:They will be resting a load of players. Their squad is very thin and they still have a chance in Europe


Send Fardy and Linkin Park out with the tots and bunch of Byrnes? Seemed to go well the few times we did it so far this season.
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Re: Leinster v Ulster

Postby johng » January 1st, 2019, 7:59 pm

Well the only upside of a possible ban for Lowe is that you can play Fardy and gigson prak in every game
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Re: Leinster v Ulster

Postby Oldschool » January 1st, 2019, 9:08 pm

johng wrote:Well the only upside of a possible ban for Lowe is that you can play Fardy and gigson prak in every game

Nothing wrong with that.
Gitson Prat, in particular would be a handy player coming off the bench against a team like Toulouse.
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Re: Leinster v Ulster

Postby leinster23 » January 1st, 2019, 10:07 pm

Ulster have a decent chance in Europe and have been playing mostly first choice teams the last two weeks, they'll probably rest loads of players.

We'll probably see something like this:
1. McGrath 2. Cronin 3. Porter
4. Toner 5. Fardy
6. Murphy 8. Deegan 7. Leavy
9. JGP 10. Sexton
12. Reid 13. O'Loughlin
11. Daly 15. Kearney 14. Byrne

16. Byrne 17. Byrne 18. Akhbaladze 19. Molony 20. Doris 21. O'Sullivan 22. Frawley 23. Conor O'Brien
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Re: Leinster v Ulster

Postby Ruckedtobits » January 2nd, 2019, 10:45 am

Wouldn't surprise me to see Leo try to get his starting pack (for Toulouse game) on the pitch on Saturday. Far from resting guys, his biggest challenge is getting the pack up to European pitch and tempo for visit of the French. In retrospect, Connacht game presented the best opportunity to get our pack back to the tempo that Toulouse will play the game. Certainly the Munster match wasn't suitable and I suspect Ulster will not want a high-tempo game against us, although we may force the issue by dominating possession.
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Re: Leinster v Ulster

Postby leinster23 » January 2nd, 2019, 12:14 pm

leinster23 wrote:Ulster have a decent chance in Europe and have been playing mostly first choice teams the last two weeks, they'll probably rest loads of players.

We'll probably see something like this:
1. McGrath 2. Cronin 3. Porter
4. Toner 5. Fardy
6. Murphy 8. Deegan 7. Leavy
9. JGP 10. Sexton
12. Reid 13. O'Loughlin
11. Daly 15. Kearney 14. Byrne

16. Byrne 17. Byrne 18. Akhbaladze 19. Molony 20. Doris 21. O'Sullivan 22. Frawley 23. Conor O'Brien

Byrne instead of Sexton.
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Re: Leinster v Ulster

Postby Blueberry » January 2nd, 2019, 1:22 pm

Can't see Sexton starting this one - he is booked in for a week of anger management therapy after the visit to Shelbyville :D :D
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Re: Leinster v Ulster

Postby Blueberry » January 2nd, 2019, 1:24 pm

Would like to see Deegan get a run at 8 v Ulster - has impressed in recent cameos...........
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Re: Leinster v Ulster

Postby Mountjoy » January 2nd, 2019, 3:46 pm

As long as we see Sexton at some stage my son will be happy( even if its in the bar after the game) . Maybe he will be rested for Toulouse.What are the best rugby pubs in Dublin ?I like old fashioned pubs. I went to an excellent one years ago had a backroom of guys reading the rugby newspapers over a guinness! I think it was around temple bar but not sure...we are really looking forward to it !
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Re: Leinster v Ulster

Postby bails » January 2nd, 2019, 4:24 pm

I would suggest you can't go far wrong on match day, than to head for Ballsbridge pre match - anytime from lunchtime onwards.
Usually a good atmosphere and pubs will be filled with Rugby fans. Normally a good travelling contingent from Ulster as well - they usually get there early

The Bridge (owned by Heaslip, Sean O'Brien and Dave & Rob Kearney )
Paddy Cullens/Mary Macs
Crowes
Horse Show House

All within 100 yards of each other and less than 100 yards to the RDS
Or inside the Ground the Official Leinster Supporters Bar ("The Laighin Out" pronounced Line Out)

After the game, on a walk back into city centre, "Searsons" and "The Waterloo" in Upper Baggot Street, are usually locations for rugby heads after a match.
Further on the way back to city centre, there is "the Golden mile".
Toners, Doheny & Nesbitts, O'Donoghues all on Baggot Street/Merrion Row - not rugby pubs but good quality drinking establishments , with a reputation for a good pint.

Enjoy !
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Re: Leinster v Ulster

Postby bails » January 2nd, 2019, 4:32 pm

Mountjoy wrote:Thanks again. I will probably walk from oconnell st to the rds. Im sure there are a few decent pubs on the way! Btw my grandmum sold the house in Hastings st for about 50 quid in the sixties. My mum died this summer in england id like to see where she lived etc...My da was from somewhere near Mountjoy square. They moved to england in the 50s.



Get yourself onto Baggot Street, (OFF Stephens Green) which leads directly to Ballsbridge and the RDS.
Lots of good old fashioned pubs on Baggot Street

Donoghues, Toners, Doheny &Nesbitt - all traditional old pubs with good pints of stout.

Then over the canal and The Waterloo and Searsons.
Next stop is Ballsbridge and the Rugby pubs, and then into the RDS.
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Re: Leinster v Ulster

Postby harblstuff » January 2nd, 2019, 4:45 pm

bails wrote:
Mountjoy wrote:Thanks again. I will probably walk from oconnell st to the rds. Im sure there are a few decent pubs on the way! Btw my grandmum sold the house in Hastings st for about 50 quid in the sixties. My mum died this summer in england id like to see where she lived etc...My da was from somewhere near Mountjoy square. They moved to england in the 50s.



Get yourself onto Baggot Street, (OFF Stephens Green) which leads directly to Ballsbridge and the RDS.
Lots of good old fashioned pubs on Baggot Street

Donoghues, Toners, Doheny &Nesbitt - all traditional old pubs with good pints of stout.

Then over the canal and The Waterloo and Searsons.
Next stop is Ballsbridge and the Rugby pubs, and then into the RDS.




From the Shelbourne towards the RDS:

Leg One:
O'Donoghues
Foley's
Reilly's
Doheny & Nebitt
Toners
McGrattans

Slight tangent:
Smyths
Bar 51

Leg Two:
The Wellington
The Waterloo
Searsons
Lansdowne Hotel (The Den Bar)

Leg Three:
The Bridge
Crowe's
Mary Mac's
Paddy Cullen's
Madigan's / Horse Show

17 pubs between the Shelbourne and the RDS. Take your pick, or take them all. It's only 17 pints of Guinness, doable in 8 hours.
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Re: Leinster v Ulster

Postby Barry » January 2nd, 2019, 5:01 pm

the Bridge are holding their annual "Leinster Supporters Appreciation Day" from 2.30 on Saturday - assume some of the owners will make an appearance.
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Re: Leinster v Ulster

Postby Mountjoy » January 2nd, 2019, 6:01 pm

Thats fantastic guys thank you. Is that Lansdowne Hotel an old pub seem to remember my mum mentioning that one
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Re: Leinster v Ulster

Postby wixfjord » January 2nd, 2019, 6:13 pm

Mountjoy wrote:Thats fantastic guys thank you. Is that Lansdowne Hotel an old pub seem to remember my mum mentioning that one


You might be thinking of the Lasdowne Bar which was a pub on Bath Avenue but is now a gastropub called 'The Old Spot'. Nice spot for a bit of grub but plenty of better pubs around!
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Re: Leinster v Ulster

Postby suisse » January 2nd, 2019, 6:35 pm

Wow. This game is pretty much sold out - just a few 75 euro tickets left. Does anyone here know of any tickets going that are a bit cheaper? Taking my brother to his first game for a long time. He lives in the Middle East but 75 is just a bit too steep. Thanks!
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Re: Leinster v Ulster

Postby paddyor » January 2nd, 2019, 6:57 pm

suisse wrote:Wow. This game is pretty much sold out - just a few 75 euro tickets left. Does anyone here know of any tickets going that are a bit cheaper? Taking my brother to his first game for a long time. He lives in the Middle East but 75 is just a bit too steep. Thanks!

There's a few cheaper on the season ticket exchange. 131 of the north stand at 35 each. 50-60 for about 60 others.
https://teamexchange.ticketmaster.com/html/seatlist.htmI?l=EN&team=leinster&EVNT=18LRPR06&CNTX=59a92b470e26a4-41734532
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Re: Leinster v Ulster

Postby johng » January 2nd, 2019, 7:06 pm

https://teamexchange.ticketmaster.com/h ... 4-41734532

Link is broken. Try that

The grand total of 3 seats on it currently
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