Thursday 21 September 2017

Touchline tantrums: the scary sight of parents with teeth bared

'As senior cup teams from schools in the four provinces take to the pitches for the most-prized trophies in Irish rugby, mums and dads will crowd the sidelines to roar, bellow and howl their young princes to victory'
'As senior cup teams from schools in the four provinces take to the pitches for the most-prized trophies in Irish rugby, mums and dads will crowd the sidelines to roar, bellow and howl their young princes to victory'

John Daly

Rugby touchlines will be no place for the faint-hearted this weekend - and I'm not talking about the Ireland-England match.

Along with the annual St Patrick's bingefest come the senior schools cup finals - and the terrifying sight of parent power with teeth bared and fists clenched.

As senior cup teams from schools in the four provinces take to the pitches for the most-prized trophies in Irish rugby, mums and dads will crowd the sidelines to roar, bellow and howl their young princes to victory - and woe betide the mild-mannered opposition supporter who unknowingly wanders into their hellish orbit.

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