Tuesday 25 April 2017

Something about Schmidt makes us believe sky's the limit in Six Nations

Brian O’Driscoll who will become the most capped Irish rugby player of all
time in the match against Scotland tomorrow. Sportsfile
Brian O’Driscoll who will become the most capped Irish rugby player of all time in the match against Scotland tomorrow. Sportsfile
Sinead Kissane

Sinead Kissane

TIME to shoot for the stars? Not because we learnt this week that Ireland boasts the best place in the northern hemisphere for stargazing. But because it's the eve of our opening Six Nations game. And Joe Schmidt is in charge.

I can't remember the last time I was this excited about the championship. And Joe isn't afraid of that; he wants that anticipation and expectation. He revealed yesterday that "we want people to be excited about potentially what we can deliver".

How often have you heard a coach in this country say this? Usually they try and dampen down any hype.

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