Contest worthy of Elysian Fields from our small island
• I am looking forward to hearing the Lambeg drum and the bodhran booming over the hallowed turf of Twickenham on May 19.
Methinks that misty-eyed sentimentalists who perceive a metaphor for a united Ireland through the metamorphosis of sport misapprehend the enormity of the occasion.
The team they once dared to deride as the Lady Boys have become a brute force in European rugby. But the Bushmills is being tapped to lubricate many's the rusty larynx to give blood-curdling cries of 'No Surrender.'