Thursday 22 March 2018

Fool's gold

•How refreshing to read the letter on the so-called 'Golden Generation' of Irish rugby players by your correspondent GR Baxter (Letters, September 13).

Like him, I watched internationals at Lansdowne Road in the 1960s and 1970s. That was a golden generation all right (Mike Gibson, Willie John McBride, Syd Millar, Ray McLoughlin, Johnny Moloney, Tom Kiernan, Tom Grace, Fergus Slattery, etc).

The 1972 team was the best Irish team ever to set foot on a rugby pitch (victories in Paris and Twickenham, and the Scots and Welsh too frightened to play us).

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