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Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Funnies - New Ireland jersey gets aired

The long awaited unveiling of the new Puma Irish rugby jersey took place in Dublin on Tuesday as nine members of the Irish team, including Ireland Women’s international Grace Davitt, modelled the range.

The new kit deal is reportedly worth €5 million per annum over the next eight years. That’s huge in rugby terms, and kit will go to the Irish senior and under-age squads.

The design has gone back to the more traditional Ireland colour of ‘Power Green’, and comes with a revolutionary double layer construction for rapid evaporation, along with pumaflex stretch panels for great freedom… whatever that means.

While Puma have taken the step to position themselves brilliantly in the market, the seriousness of the event was lost on two of rugby’s most senior professionals.

As Brian O’Driscoll and Paul O’Connell stepped forward to be interviewed, Gordon Darcy couldn’t control himself, and just at the right moment, broke wind.

O’Connell couldn’t contain himself, as the fits of laughter made the launch a bit of a joke, but was hilarious to watch. Each time he tried to speak, he cracked up laughing again, until eventually the mic was turned to O’Driscoll, who was a bit more composed.

“I’m glad I didn’t hear it,” admitted O’Driscoll afterwards, “let’s put it that way, because I’m sure I would have reacted somewhat similarly.”

Asked if Lions captain O’Connell becomes embarrassed easily, O’Driscoll joked: “He’s half way there already from the reddener point of view anyway with the colour of his head. Once you get in those fits, it’s hard to stop.”

Boys will be boys.

Time: 03:02
Note: Apologies for the poor audio. If we get a better version, we'll be sure to post it.



  • First.........

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 18, 2009 2:16 pm  

  • That was too funny!!
    O'Gara had his shorts on backwards too.

    By Blogger hayden, at September 18, 2009 2:23 pm  

  • Laughed hard mann

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 18, 2009 2:26 pm  

  • O'Gara still concussed from the Lions tour!

    By Anonymous ConnachtFan, at September 18, 2009 2:33 pm  

  • wahahaha.this is krap funny
    thanks rd

    By Blogger Alain, at September 18, 2009 2:54 pm  

  • I can't tell if O'Gara's shorts were backwards. It looks like the green inserts are on the right side. They do look strange on him though. I also have a new found appreciation for D'Arcy

    By Blogger Chris, at September 18, 2009 3:14 pm  

  • 'Power Green'??

    Yup, we're screwed.

    They were introduced to African drums aswell. It went downhill from there.

    By Anonymous Huh!! the 3rd, at September 18, 2009 3:19 pm  

  • ROFL! i almost pissed myself laughing!

    looking forward to EOY tours!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 18, 2009 3:33 pm  

  • Kinda like munsters power red, basically bright?
    Funny stuff though.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 18, 2009 4:01 pm  

  • the Canterbury jersey way more stylish than this one. The Puma looks cheap to me.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 18, 2009 5:09 pm  

  • Puma is wicked, love their gear. Will probably get the white one. As for the next world cup, with the guys we have coming through, and the spirit in the camp, along with an exceptional coach, things look very good.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 18, 2009 5:23 pm  

  • Much prefer Puma's emerald green than Canterbury's dour green, wonder if the numbers on the back will be back to a more original font as well... So funny, good to see a typically Irish launch!

    By Blogger Der Tierarzt, at September 18, 2009 5:54 pm  

  • maybe there was some whiskey in the jar?

    great funny moments but I still don't understand why he was laughing

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 18, 2009 6:13 pm  

  • Weird shorts

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 18, 2009 6:16 pm  

  • He was laughing because D'Arcy farted just as they were bring introduced.

    By Anonymous JJM, at September 18, 2009 7:55 pm  

  • oh ok, I've suspected that the words "broke wind" are like farts and you solve my doubt

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 18, 2009 8:44 pm  

  • kit will go to the Irish senior and under-age squads.

    it always does ???? lol

    By Anonymous bd, at September 18, 2009 10:16 pm  

  • An actually funny friday funny.

    And, of all the ppl to fart, the one who has arse in his name.

    The actual arcy Gordan D'Arcy


    I'd say o connell hockeyed him out of it afterwards

    Poor o connell, u could c him hoping not to be asked questions!

    Still, good 2c they obviously get on well with each other.

    By Anonymous mise, at September 19, 2009 3:24 am  

  • Why is their a woman in the background wearing the Irish gear? and no, I'm not talking about O'driscoll, hahaaaa!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 19, 2009 10:27 am  

  • The Irish rugby team are generally pretty useless. Can't compare them to my Wallabies, surely you cant? The wallabies would own them easily.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 19, 2009 10:28 am  

  • She is a member of the womens irish team...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 19, 2009 10:33 am  

  • To the Anon above, really? I thought Brian O'driscoll played for the mans division... I guess I was wrong.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 19, 2009 11:47 am  

  • to the anonymous 3 above, i guess we'll see in november at croker! whatever happens its sure to be an amazin match, have to say though i'm more looking forward to SA coming over, although less confident of the outcome.

    By Anonymous paddy2392, at September 19, 2009 12:37 pm  

  • As an SA supporter must say that my favourite 2nd international team has long been Ireland. A disappointment of the recent Lions tour to SA was that BOD withdrew from the 3rd Ellis Park test so I the didn't get the chance to see him play live. But the upcoming Ireland / SA game should be great - hopefully PDivvy fields the strongest Bok team.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 19, 2009 2:11 pm  

  • Well, Ireland vs Wallabies will be a good match.
    Ireland has quality from 1-15, (their front row are OK, but not really world beating. Anything behind their front row is quality if swap ROG with Sexton, presuming Sexton makes it)
    Wallabies are a little hot and cold. Not gonna bash their supposed weakness in front row seeing they destroyed the Boks (tho in fairness, the Aussie front row only binds when the ref was on the side) but they seem a little uncertain about their best pack

    By Blogger vinniechan, at September 19, 2009 5:13 pm  

  • Ireland might take the aussies, SA a lot more difficult.

    Croke Park factor will help.

    most of d irish are playin pretty well at the mo: all 3 provinces won in their most recent matches, after grand slam etc.

    By Anonymous mise, at September 19, 2009 11:16 pm  

  • This ireland team high on confidence against a shite aussie team in a dire run of form.

    ireland to mill the fucking aussies out of it into the fuckin next century boyos.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 19, 2009 11:27 pm  

  • He wont be laughing in November when Bakkies and Victor show him how to play rugby (again)

    haha, couldnt resist a little dig. Looking forward to the game :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 21, 2009 11:09 am  

  • what do you mean again? in the 3rd test he made matfield his bitch when his bodyguard wasnt there to shoulder charge any1,if o connell had a better partner like shaw or ali williams it would be a different story,but sure we will see in november how good SA when they have to walk into croke park in front of 82,000 irish fans,cant wait for that game,its goin to be epic

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 21, 2009 2:24 pm  

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