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The flag representing the Irish rugby team


Covenanter

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Since the Irish rugby team contains a large number of Ulster rugby players Ulster Rugby : News : Ten Ulstermen in Ireland squad for November Tests it is surely inappropriate that it should be represented by the ROI flag as this flag does not represent all the players in the team. In the past the flag has not been made a issue of presumably because the Ulster players were too gentlemanly to take offence at the Tricolour, or perhaps because they feared discrimination in selection for the team. However since the issue of flags has once again been made a live one by Sinners in Belfast with the connivance and support of the SDLP and Alliance this is surely a time when unionist politicians should be taking up this particular cudgel on behalf of the rugby players.

If the Union Flag flying in a UK city is deemed unacceptable because a proportion of the population do not accept it then why should the Tricolour be forced on Ulster rugby players and indeed the large number of supporters from Northern Ireland who follow the Irish rugby team? It is a flag which only represents the ROI and does not represent Northern Ireland.
 


Northtipp

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Ach ffs it's new years eve ye grumpy bolox. Stick yer sectarian clubbing stick down and have a glass of wine.
 

Covenanter

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Ach ffs it's new years eve ye grumpy bolox. Stick yer sectarian clubbing stick down and have a glass of wine.
A glass of wine? Are you gentry?
 

O'Sullivan Bere

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Since the Irish rugby team contains a large number of Ulster rugby players Ulster Rugby : News : Ten Ulstermen in Ireland squad for November Tests it is surely inappropriate that it should be represented by the ROI flag as this flag does not represent all the players in the team. In the past the flag has not been made a issue of presumably because the Ulster players were too gentlemanly to take offence at the Tricolour, or perhaps because they feared discrimination in selection for the team. However since the issue of flags has once again been made a live one by Sinners in Belfast with the connivance and support of the SDLP and Alliance this is surely a time when unionist politicians should be taking up this particular cudgel on behalf of the rugby players.

If the Union Flag flying in a UK city is deemed unacceptable because a proportion of the population do not accept it then why should the Tricolour be forced on Ulster rugby players and indeed the large number of supporters from Northern Ireland who follow the Irish rugby team? It is a flag which only represents the ROI and does not represent Northern Ireland.
Changing it to a general 'Irish flag' is fine by me. I just care that they win. ;)
 

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Since the Irish rugby team contains a large number of Ulster rugby players Ulster Rugby : News : Ten Ulstermen in Ireland squad for November Tests it is surely inappropriate that it should be represented by the ROI flag as this flag does not represent all the players in the team. In the past the flag has not been made a issue of presumably because the Ulster players were too gentlemanly to take offence at the Tricolour, or perhaps because they feared discrimination in selection for the team. However since the issue of flags has once again been made a live one by Sinners in Belfast with the connivance and support of the SDLP and Alliance this is surely a time when unionist politicians should be taking up this particular cudgel on behalf of the rugby players.

If the Union Flag flying in a UK city is deemed unacceptable because a proportion of the population do not accept it then why should the Tricolour be forced on Ulster rugby players and indeed the large number of supporters from Northern Ireland who follow the Irish rugby team? It is a flag which only represents the ROI and does not represent Northern Ireland.
What about an Irish Rugby flag?
 

former wesleyan

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Wonder what an Irish Haka would look like ? Arms up or held rigidly by the sides ?
 

Dub01

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Since the Irish rugby team contains a large number of Ulster rugby players Ulster Rugby : News : Ten Ulstermen in Ireland squad for November Tests it is surely inappropriate that it should be represented by the ROI flag as this flag does not represent all the players in the team. In the past the flag has not been made a issue of presumably because the Ulster players were too gentlemanly to take offence at the Tricolour, or perhaps because they feared discrimination in selection for the team. However since the issue of flags has once again been made a live one by Sinners in Belfast with the connivance and support of the SDLP and Alliance this is surely a time when unionist politicians should be taking up this particular cudgel on behalf of the rugby players.

If the Union Flag flying in a UK city is deemed unacceptable because a proportion of the population do not accept it then why should the Tricolour be forced on Ulster rugby players and indeed the large number of supporters from Northern Ireland who follow the Irish rugby team? It is a flag which only represents the ROI and does not represent Northern Ireland.
There are two flags flown at Irish matches. The flag of Ireland, and the flag of Ulster.

So what is your problem exactly?
 

runwiththewind

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Since the Irish rugby team contains a large number of Ulster rugby players Ulster Rugby : News : Ten Ulstermen in Ireland squad for November Tests it is surely inappropriate that it should be represented by the ROI flag as this flag does not represent all the players in the team. In the past the flag has not been made a issue of presumably because the Ulster players were too gentlemanly to take offence at the Tricolour, or perhaps because they feared discrimination in selection for the team. However since the issue of flags has once again been made a live one by Sinners in Belfast with the connivance and support of the SDLP and Alliance this is surely a time when unionist politicians should be taking up this particular cudgel on behalf of the rugby players.

If the Union Flag flying in a UK city is deemed unacceptable because a proportion of the population do not accept it then why should the Tricolour be forced on Ulster rugby players and indeed the large number of supporters from Northern Ireland who follow the Irish rugby team? It is a flag which only represents the ROI and does not represent Northern Ireland.
Then set up an NI team then you can fly whatever flag you want and sing GSTQ to your hearts content. Hell, you may even get to sing it twice in the same day even. Wouldn't that be nice? You can play all your home games in the shiny new Ravenhill. Rory might even help you out financially.

The three Ulster counties in the Rep can join with Connacht and become Connacht/Ulster. There, your problem is solved.
 

factual

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Yeah, comfortable beating the shyte out of opponents. Fine by me....up the Irish. :cool:
Indeed. We have to remember the noble values that inspire republicans - those of bringing together the different people on the island and treating them all with dignity and respect. That's why Ireland's Call is a great anthem, because it has those noble republican values at its core, and it is able to unite all sections of our people (among rugby fans).
 

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Wonder what an Irish Haka would look like ? Arms up or held rigidly by the sides ?
[video=youtube_share;weUHwCjeD7s]http://youtu.be/weUHwCjeD7s[/video]
 

Evergreenfinch

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There are two flags flown at Irish matches. The flag of Ireland, and the flag of Ulster.

So what is your problem exactly?
It should be the Irish Tricolour and the NI Banner or the flags of the four provinces.

Having the RoI flag and Ulster Provincial flag makes no sense.
 

O'Sullivan Bere

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Indeed. We have to remember the noble values that inspire republicans - those of bringing together the different people on the island and treating them all with dignity and respect. That's why Ireland's Call is a great anthem, because it has those noble republican values at its core, and it is able to unite all sections of our people (among rugby fans).
Indeed. That was the plank going back to its origins, and something Protestants and Catholics could and did aspire to until the usual sectarian and claptrap BS wrecked it.



What's important is that we play well, do well, etc, together.
 

runwiththewind

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It should be the Irish Tricolour and the NI Banner or the flags of the four provinces.

Having the RoI flag and Ulster Provincial flag makes no sense.
How about a break-up of the IRFU? Put an end to this nonsense once and for all.
 

O'Sullivan Bere

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You are an American, why do you care at all?
P!ss off. I was a 'foreigner' as a Prod to you earlier and now this shyte. I was born an Irishman and proudly carry my Irish passport with me. I'm no less an Irishman than you or any other. That's no disrespect meant to the US of which I'm also proudly associated now, for which we help found and defend in the first place.
 

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