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I Am Irish

Hi. I am Irish.  I don't live in Ireland.  I live in New Zealand.  But last night, when Ireland took on the All Blacks, I have to say, I wanted nothing more than slaughter and for Brian and the lads to emerge victorious.

What is it about us, that we can, despite significant odds, go in there with confidence and expect to win?  Why souldn't we knock the all-blacks?  And how dare they call Brian o'Driscoll, 'Chubby-chops' when he was standing there waiting to be interviewed in the pouring rain and cold.  Brian said "We fought to the end,"   and you know,  I will always be proud of my country for a number of reasons, but the main one being:  We never give up.  We always fight to the end.  I'm in NZ. Beautiful country.  Love it.  But Ireland never considered themselves lower than a conquering nation and they did indeed fight to the end.

Lahasa Lahasa 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 8, 2008

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Yeah, it's a good heritage to have. Bacon and cabbage is a good dish too, except I don't eat that anymore because I gave up meat, but I always remember my dad making that when we were kids.

Hi Lahasa... I'm American myself, but both sets of great-grandparents on my mother's side were from Ireland, so that makes me Irish-American (my dad's relatives were from Italy). My mom used to make a great boiled dinner every St. Patrick's Day; she would turn the leftovers into a casserole and it was yummy! I'm glad to have Irish in me.