Kate Rowan: Forget ‘D4tress’, Leinster belongs to us all now ... and what a weekend to feel that sense of belonging
IF you have attended a Leinster Rugby fixture during this potentially historic season you may have noticed some of the banners displayed on match days. There are some particularly catchy slogans adorning the Anglesea stand; "Sexton’s on fire" and "In BOD we trust" pay homage to two of the side’s biggers names.
There are another two signs that spark one’s curiosity on the fan base and image of the province. These are “12 County Army” and “D4tress”. The idea of a love for Leinster rugby across the entire province as being universal is an image that is looking to become true, while the concept of the club being a Dublin 4 based entity harks back to dated stereotypes of goys in deck shoes with their collars up, probably just as outmoded as the players being described as lady boys!
Yet of course, Leinster’s home is in the heart of Dublin 4 but how many of the faithful would claim that postcode as their address? Now it would seem this province wide support is working together successfully with the Dublin base.