Opinion Letters

Saturday 25 November 2017

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.'

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