A sad day

May 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Ministry

It doesn’t matter, it really doesn’t matter.  Aviron Bayonnais being relegated this afternoon doesn’t matter. They are a rugby club in a different country; why should they make any difference to someone living in Ireland? Were I living in south-west France there might be some rationale in following the performances of one of the country’s less famous clubs, but living here, it’s just a piece of eccentricity.

I wouldn’t even have met with them had I not been scanning through fixture lists of pre-season friendly matches on a July evening in 2007 and …