Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Injuries & Ice

The last weekend saw the start of the 6 Nations rugby tournament and Ireland got off to a good start by beating Wales 19-9. We are currently 4th in the world and as part of the group, only France is higher. However, England seem to be back on form which is a worry and Johnny Wilkinson's kicking helped destroy Scotland 42-20 on Saturday. Even more troubling is Ireland's captain Brian O'Driscoll injuring his hamstring on Sundays match putting his position in doubt against the next match against, of all countries, France.

Injury has also struck against Northern Ireland's football star forward David Healy putting him out of tonights friendly against Wales. However, it should prove interesting how the team cope without him, especially in a friendly match which, according to reports, the team are taking seriously - which the should anyway - right?

The team will have to warm up before the game tonight as we see another day with temperatures sinking below freezing. It fell to -3C last night and the fire was a welcome joy in the living room. The icy conditions made the walk into work memorable as various characters shuffle-walked along the pavement avoiding the worst parts. For some this is an excuse to work on new forms of slow dance routines and pivot turns and I wonder how many extra injuries have been caused by kids using their wheelie shoes. I myself performed a half pirouette turning around the corner of St Georges market and luckily no-one was around to see.

I'll be back tomorrow with more goings-on and the result of tonights game. Thanks for stopping by.

2 Comments:

Blogger Skry said...

I Moonwalked on the way to work this morning. You know, one of those times your feet hit the ice and slip forwards but your body doesn't move? You're left with your feet doing 10 to the dozen beneath you until you either regain your balance or fall on your arse!

Luckily I regained my balance, probably due to the massive amount of friction shoes my size worn by someone my weight provides.

Skry 1 - 0 Winter

12:04 am  
Blogger Jay Tea said...

You should give your old shoes away to charity so they can be waterproofed and turned into canoes for small children.

Here's some poor Belfast girl slipping on the ice:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=rVfxtaZg9fY

12:58 am  

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