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Australia v Ireland (Lansdowne Cup)- Rugby Union in Brisbane, June 2010

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It must be stressed than generally in life: 1. I HATE rugby 2. I HATE anything associated with bringing the two countries in Ireland together However over the years I have gotten into rugby a lot more mainly due to …

International Cup of Nations and Meeting Sydney NISC

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[quote name=’Dervock’ post=’672300′ date=’Sep 5 2010, 11:47 AM’]Nice to see I was missed! :whistling:[/quote] I honestly thought “Dervock” was a piss take name as in an Ulster accent would be like saying “who dervock are ye?” but learnt the day …

Northern Ireland 1-1 Canada – April 1999

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I only started taking a camera to Northern Ireland matches at the end of the 1990s. It’s amazing how the world has changed over the years, in that now almost everyone at the match will have a mobile phone/camera. These …

BEING NORTHERN IRISH: an identity crisis??

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Politics aside…being from Northern Ireland has often led to confusion over the years. I find most people still use the word Ireland to describe as my country, Ireland isn’t in fact a country, but is an island consisting of two …

Yugoslavia 4-1 Northern Ireland (European Championship Qualifier, 1991)

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I remember coming home from school to watch this one live, I think it was on BBC2 Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland had a really really decent side at the time (well in my opinion…). We boasted some World Cup stars …

Small world? You bet! Tayto Van at Glenorchy!

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Imagine the surprise and disbelief of me driving through Hobart in Tasmania in May 2010 and seeing a van with the word “Tayto” on it!!! The Northern Irish crisp! And next to the sticker on this white van was another …

Road Trip Part 9 – Flashback to my Childhood at Marlo

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I grew up and was raised in Marlo, a small housing area in Kilmaine in the south of Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland. That is where I’m really from. This year I have thought about my childhood a lot, probably …

Friday’s Featured Food: An Ulster Fry At North Lakes, Queensland, Australia

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In 2005 I had gone to Austria, Vienna to be exact with Northern Ireland fans to watch our last World Cup Qualifier with Austria. It was an away trip that I went on with my Dad and some of his mates. …

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