Originally posted on ACET: ACET students enjoyed an outdoor class to witness the rare Solar Eclipse. Last Friday 20th March saw the occurrence of a rare Solar Eclipse. Those lucky to be in Cork on Friday enjoyed the clearest viewing…
You might be doing a double take and wondering if you clicked the wrong post, but no, I have decided to name this post the same as yesterday’s one because the women’s rugby team also won their Six Nations Championship yesterday. Like the men’s it came down to the last day and Ireland needed to win by 27 points to beat France. They did it in spectacular fashion with a 73-3 win over Scotland, winning the championship for the 2nd time in 3 years.
I think it’s safe to say rugby is alive and well here! :-)
Yesterday was much too packed to blog, so my Weekend Wishes section this week got lost! If you’ve been reading them over the past couple of months, you’ll have noticed a reference or two to rugby. If I had blogged yesterday, it would have been full of wishes for Ireland to win the Six Nations.
It was the most thrilling day of rugby. It came down to three matches, with four teams having the possibility to win. Calculators were definitely needed to work out the points’ difference.
First up was Italy v Wales. Wales won with a score of 61-20, putting them in the lead for the time being. Then it was our turn to face Scotland. We won by 30 points, putting us in the lead with one more match to play. But, was it going to be enough? England would have to beat France by 26 points. They could do that. The match went back and forth down to the last seconds. I was watching from behind my hands as the game went into the 81st minute. Eventually, the scoreline of 55-35 wasn’t enough for England to do it.
And then we could start celebrating the back to back championships!!!!
I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend and apologies to any readers in any of the five other countries mentioned above! All we need is for the women to win today and we have a double. :-)
The schedule is a little off this week due to the holiday in the middle of the week! There’s definitely an feel of spring in the air as the sun shines. I’m heading out to enjoy our local parade, so that just leaves me to wish you all a very Happy St Patrick’s Day!
One of my wishes is coming true this weekend! We’re heading off to see one of our favourite bands, The Parlotones. We haven’t seen them since 2007 and they rarely make it to this part of the world. So, you can imagine the excitement levels are high!
Luckily, the sun has come out to make the drive very pretty.