Ireland calling in one voice for Rugby World Cup
Published 16/11/2016 | 02:30
Over the past few weeks, the world of Irish rugby and those who support it have endured every possible emotion. From the sense of devastation and loss caused by the sudden and tragic death of Anthony Foley to the exhilaration of the win over the All Blacks, we have seen how a sport can be such a powerful force to bind all the people on this island.
That strength of unity through sport was clear yesterday in the Aviva Stadium when we as a people, north and south, witnessed the unveiling of what would be the most ambitious sports programme ever to take place in Ireland.
The bid for the Rugby World Cup 2023 plans to deliver a spectacle of international rugby to the four provinces, allowing us to be part of the greatest and most historic sporting event the country has seen.