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Geoff Tipps

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #8085 on: June 06, 2019, 02:05:01 PM »
https://m.independent.ie/sport/rugby/pro14/leinster-rugby-double-probe-academy-player-hospitalised-and-member-of-public-urinated-on-following-pro14-win-38171141.html

Can you imagine the public (and GAAboard from certain posters) fury and condemnation if it was a bunch if "Gah thugs".
Shane Ross would be threatening to stop all funding etc etc

Not much talk of the ex Leinster Legend allegedly knocking seven bells out of an academy player.

If true the Guards should be looking into that rather than the IRFU.

Oh, no charges were pressed. That's alright then.

Was Stan Wright. Hardly a legend!

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« Reply #8086 on: June 06, 2019, 02:29:31 PM »
https://m.independent.ie/sport/rugby/pro14/leinster-rugby-double-probe-academy-player-hospitalised-and-member-of-public-urinated-on-following-pro14-win-38171141.html

Can you imagine the public (and GAAboard from certain posters) fury and condemnation if it was a bunch if "Gah thugs".
Shane Ross would be threatening to stop all funding etc etc

Not much talk of the ex Leinster Legend allegedly knocking seven bells out of an academy player.

If true the Guards should be looking into that rather than the IRFU.

Oh, no charges were pressed. That's alright then.

Was Stan Wright. Hardly a legend!

Punch thrown on drunken night out. Nothing to see here. Happens every weekend in every town around the country (unfortunately).

Not news worthy.

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« Reply #8087 on: June 06, 2019, 05:44:19 PM »
https://m.independent.ie/sport/rugby/pro14/leinster-rugby-double-probe-academy-player-hospitalised-and-member-of-public-urinated-on-following-pro14-win-38171141.html

Can you imagine the public (and GAAboard from certain posters) fury and condemnation if it was a bunch if "Gah thugs".
Shane Ross would be threatening to stop all funding etc etc

Not much talk of the ex Leinster Legend allegedly knocking seven bells out of an academy player.

If true the Guards should be looking into that rather than the IRFU.

Oh, no charges were pressed. That's alright then.

Was Stan Wright. Hardly a legend!

Punch thrown on drunken night out. Nothing to see here. Happens every weekend in every town around the country (unfortunately).

Not news worthy.
Aye reporting of it as an Academy player whilst factually correct has been designed to create a worse impression than there probably is. It has been reported that he gave Jack Dunne a dig. Jack Dunne is 20 so he's a grown man and he's about 6' 7"!

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« Reply #8088 on: June 07, 2019, 10:23:44 AM »
The tackle by the english lad on Hoddnett in the u20 game warranted jail time.

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« Reply #8089 on: June 25, 2019, 11:14:54 AM »
https://m.independent.ie/sport/rugby/pro14/leinster-rugby-double-probe-academy-player-hospitalised-and-member-of-public-urinated-on-following-pro14-win-38171141.html

Can you imagine the public (and GAAboard from certain posters) fury and condemnation if it was a bunch if "Gah thugs".
Shane Ross would be threatening to stop all funding etc etc

Not much talk of the ex Leinster Legend allegedly knocking seven bells out of an academy player.

If true the Guards should be looking into that rather than the IRFU.

Oh, no charges were pressed. That's alright then.

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/international/se%C3%A1n-o-brien-sanctioned-for-dublin-pub-incident-1.3936040

1. An internal IRFU investigation into O’Brien’s actions on May 26th.
“The IRFU have investigated an incident of inappropriate behaviour by a player which occurred on 26th May 2019 (Sunday night),” read an IRFU statement. “The player has expressed his deep regret and has been sanctioned in line with the provisions of his contract.”

2.London Irish recently lost a 27-year sponsorship arrangement with Guinness after Diageo, the parent company, objected to the signing another Ireland international Paddy Jackson.

3. Leinster stated on June 5th that a separate investigation into an assault by former player Stanley Wright (40) on a Leinster academy player, at a private team function in the early hours of May 26th in the Intercontinental hotel, has concluded to the “satisfaction of all parties.” The academy player (20) was knocked unconscious by a punch from Wright. He was hospitalised but Leinster stated that he “has made a full recovery.” The player did not to press charges.

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« Reply #8090 on: June 25, 2019, 11:23:24 AM »
What do you want them to do, one is an ex player. The other one is essentially an ex player with next move already confirmed.

Not great news or PR, but hardly Leinsters problem either.

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« Reply #8091 on: June 25, 2019, 11:46:25 AM »
https://m.independent.ie/sport/rugby/pro14/leinster-rugby-double-probe-academy-player-hospitalised-and-member-of-public-urinated-on-following-pro14-win-38171141.html

Can you imagine the public (and GAAboard from certain posters) fury and condemnation if it was a bunch if "Gah thugs".
Shane Ross would be threatening to stop all funding etc etc

Not much talk of the ex Leinster Legend allegedly knocking seven bells out of an academy player.

If true the Guards should be looking into that rather than the IRFU.

Oh, no charges were pressed. That's alright then.

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/international/se%C3%A1n-o-brien-sanctioned-for-dublin-pub-incident-1.3936040

1. An internal IRFU investigation into O’Brien’s actions on May 26th.
“The IRFU have investigated an incident of inappropriate behaviour by a player which occurred on 26th May 2019 (Sunday night),” read an IRFU statement. “The player has expressed his deep regret and has been sanctioned in line with the provisions of his contract.”

2.London Irish recently lost a 27-year sponsorship arrangement with Guinness after Diageo, the parent company, objected to the signing another Ireland international Paddy Jackson.

3. Leinster stated on June 5th that a separate investigation into an assault by former player Stanley Wright (40) on a Leinster academy player, at a private team function in the early hours of May 26th in the Intercontinental hotel, has concluded to the “satisfaction of all parties.” The academy player (20) was knocked unconscious by a punch from Wright. He was hospitalised but Leinster stated that he “has made a full recovery.” The player did not to press charges.
Not sure of the relevance of #2 to #1 and #3.

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« Reply #8092 on: June 25, 2019, 04:24:55 PM »
https://m.independent.ie/sport/rugby/pro14/leinster-rugby-double-probe-academy-player-hospitalised-and-member-of-public-urinated-on-following-pro14-win-38171141.html

Can you imagine the public (and GAAboard from certain posters) fury and condemnation if it was a bunch if "Gah thugs".
Shane Ross would be threatening to stop all funding etc etc

Not much talk of the ex Leinster Legend allegedly knocking seven bells out of an academy player.

If true the Guards should be looking into that rather than the IRFU.

Oh, no charges were pressed. That's alright then.

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/international/se%C3%A1n-o-brien-sanctioned-for-dublin-pub-incident-1.3936040

1. An internal IRFU investigation into O’Brien’s actions on May 26th.
“The IRFU have investigated an incident of inappropriate behaviour by a player which occurred on 26th May 2019 (Sunday night),” read an IRFU statement. “The player has expressed his deep regret and has been sanctioned in line with the provisions of his contract.”

2.London Irish recently lost a 27-year sponsorship arrangement with Guinness after Diageo, the parent company, objected to the signing another Ireland international Paddy Jackson.

3. Leinster stated on June 5th that a separate investigation into an assault by former player Stanley Wright (40) on a Leinster academy player, at a private team function in the early hours of May 26th in the Intercontinental hotel, has concluded to the “satisfaction of all parties.” The academy player (20) was knocked unconscious by a punch from Wright. He was hospitalised but Leinster stated that he “has made a full recovery.” The player did not to press charges.
Not sure of the relevance of #2 to #1 and #3.
Well Guinness sponsor Ireland, but they'll hardly pull sponsorship because someone acted despicably due to drink!
Seanie will never wear the green jersey again anyway.

Apparently it wasn't deliberate as I had assumed it was. He was simply blind drunk and had no idea where he was. Has a reputation of being more susceptible to drink that his rugger bugger mates and has disrobed before in public places due to drink. You'd think his "mates" might have looked after him before he got himself into trouble. I'm sure the victim has got a nice few quid not to press charges. Certainly tarnishes Seanie's reputation

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« Reply #8093 on: June 25, 2019, 07:58:13 PM »
It looks like the old band is reforming in Ireland by stealth.

Farrell has been the Irish defence coach and will be Ireland manager after the World Cup, Lancaster is already with Leinster, Rowntree will join Munster for the new season and now Catt will join Ireland later this year.

IRFU has brought the previous English coaching team to Ireland.

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« Reply #8094 on: June 25, 2019, 08:38:59 PM »
https://m.independent.ie/sport/rugby/pro14/leinster-rugby-double-probe-academy-player-hospitalised-and-member-of-public-urinated-on-following-pro14-win-38171141.html

Can you imagine the public (and GAAboard from certain posters) fury and condemnation if it was a bunch if "Gah thugs".
Shane Ross would be threatening to stop all funding etc etc

Not much talk of the ex Leinster Legend allegedly knocking seven bells out of an academy player.

If true the Guards should be looking into that rather than the IRFU.

Oh, no charges were pressed. That's alright then.

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/international/se%C3%A1n-o-brien-sanctioned-for-dublin-pub-incident-1.3936040

1. An internal IRFU investigation into O’Brien’s actions on May 26th.
“The IRFU have investigated an incident of inappropriate behaviour by a player which occurred on 26th May 2019 (Sunday night),” read an IRFU statement. “The player has expressed his deep regret and has been sanctioned in line with the provisions of his contract.”

2.London Irish recently lost a 27-year sponsorship arrangement with Guinness after Diageo, the parent company, objected to the signing another Ireland international Paddy Jackson.

3. Leinster stated on June 5th that a separate investigation into an assault by former player Stanley Wright (40) on a Leinster academy player, at a private team function in the early hours of May 26th in the Intercontinental hotel, has concluded to the “satisfaction of all parties.” The academy player (20) was knocked unconscious by a punch from Wright. He was hospitalised but Leinster stated that he “has made a full recovery.” The player did not to press charges.
Not sure of the relevance of #2 to #1 and #3.
Well Guinness sponsor Ireland, but they'll hardly pull sponsorship because someone acted despicably due to drink!
Seanie will never wear the green jersey again anyway.

Apparently it wasn't deliberate as I had assumed it was. He was simply blind drunk and had no idea where he was. Has a reputation of being more susceptible to drink that his rugger bugger mates and has disrobed before in public places due to drink. You'd think his "mates" might have looked after him before he got himself into trouble. I'm sure the victim has got a nice few quid not to press charges. Certainly tarnishes Seanie's reputation

Well now, if it's not within their values...