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garcia en dolor
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sad to see a young coaching talent cut down in his prime without ever getting a proper crack of the whip.
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unusual to see a coach with a long-term contract and no future in the job resign rather than wait to be paid-off.
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Hieronymus Bosch
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O'Sullivan is almost certain to have been given a year's salary to make him go away. That would be 350,000.

What a relief. Now Ireland can get back to winning Six Nations championships and World Cups.

[ 19.03.2008, 22:42: Message edited by: Hieronymus Bosch ]

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I don't doubt it, but he had a 4 year contract that hew as only a few months into didn't he? Could have been a lot worse.
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Worse for the IRFU? They're dripping in cash anyway from all the Croke Park gate receipts.

The good thing about them screwing up so badly and giving a manager a four-year deal before a tournament is that it dispels the perception of rugby being run far more professionally than other sports in this country. For largely non-sporting reasons (Irish rugby is dominated by the boss-classes of the corporate world), the IRFU were historically always perceived as the safe hands who never screwed up, the top people running matters smoothly in their offices on the leafy avenues of Dublin 4, unlike those monstrous backwoodsmen in the GAA and the morons of the FAI.

The IRFU don't rival the FAI for incompetence but they are way behind the GAA in terms of being a well-run organisation.

[ 19.03.2008, 23:15: Message edited by: Hieronymus Bosch ]

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Right about the 4 year contract. At least when Ashton goes, we can just not renew his contract.

Interesting to note the fortunes of those teams who've shed their coaches after the World Cup - Wales, Grand Slam. Italy - promotion of home grown players, progress and a good win against Scotland. The rest of us have suffered the same old shit.

Who replaces him, though?

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Yes, the GAA are a well run organisation. So was the Wehrmacht.
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Kidney doesn't want it, Gaffney has just taken a technical job with Leinster, White is waiting for a phone call from the English.

That leaves Mike Ruddock and maybe John Kirwan.

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Yes, the GAA are a well run organisation. So was the Wehrmacht.

Don't confuse the Cork county board with the GAA as a whole.

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Conor O'Shea has quit his job with the RFU, but has gone into the private sector, which is a shame for Ireland, as he's done a very good job with the England youth setup and could have benefitted Ireland immensely.

BBC ticker has Johnson as Team Manager of England (huzzah!) but Arseton stays on so more fucking Balshite, 10/12s at 12 and headless chicken stuff.

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Jake White's been in negotiations with the IRFU for most of the week, my sources tell me. He may want the English job more, but he'll almost certainly "settle" for the Irish.
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pat howard is more likely, my (considerably better placed) sources tell me.
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Better placed, eh?

Pat Howard would be excellent. Not least because his Dad coached me once...

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