Ultimately, this Lions team will be remembered in history as being a team that held the All Blacks and put a dent in their near immaculate record in matches on their own turf. They may not have matched the achievement of the '71 Lions but against an arguably revolutionised All Blacks they were a team who came, who challenged and who almost conquered.
The clash of metropolitan London with course Ulster is stark and ancient. Ulster's loyal citizens have variously been described
Sometimes in Ireland we use some strange words and phrases. These don't always translate very well outside of our little island. Here's 40 of my favourite such phrases.
A mild case of heat stroke or the result of a lingering PBR hangover, either-way I was buzzed by the easy charm of Music City, its music-rich story and the promise of fiery hot chicken on every corner.
Ireland's landmark decision to vote in favour or same-sex marriage sent significant ripples throughout the more than 70 million making up the Irish diaspora in the US. "As a gay man myself i have suffered the brunt of homophobia on the streets of Dublin"."
As a missionary Patrick baptised thousands of people. Being a missionary was not an easy task for him and he wrote how his life was at risk, and how the local pagan chiefs sometimes imprisoned him. But he knew his call was from God, and he remained in Ireland.
As Dara O'Briain once noted... And with St Patrick's Day upon us, we can think of no better time to learn a few such words
Our definitive guide to what to watch out for this St Paddy's Day. Whoops, there's one to cross off already! SEE ALSO: 20
The day usually starts with a text or email session to everyone we think might be Irish, or even bothered - then there's the rummage around to find your one, single piece of green clothing.
Words became no more than practicalities, an idle invariance when the unbearable stresses of pressing the 'SHIFT' button, or scribbling a capital became too much to shoulder for those with another thing on their mind, such as texting, or reality television, maybe both.