From June 2012 to June 2014 we had a companion blog called, imaginatively, Harpin2.
It seemed like a good idea at the time to have just match writeups here on the “main site” with all other features over there. Then as sponsorship began to make hit counting a thing we should be taking into account more, we decided to starting putting all posts here. Now we have been advised to bring all the old content over as well, so that has been done.
Further down the page in our sidebar you will see our “Guest post contributors” section has bulked up quite a bit; have a browse through and click some names to see their excellent offerings.
By way of a sample, here’s a special edition of our “Front Five” feature highlighting some of the most popular posts from Harpin2.
“...while in the past these things may have been common and gone unnoticed unfortunately any little mistake that players make now will be on the internet in 5 minutes.”
Ginine Power - July 2013
“One of Joe Schmidt’s stated goals upon appointment was to increase the number of players capable of playing test rugby.”
Kevin O’Brien - January 2014
“It may be harsh to say, but in my opinion Ireland haven't moved forward at all since Kidney won the Grand Slam.”
Kristian Ross - October 2012
“The purpose of this blog was not to argue for one (Irish outhalf) over another but more simply to deconstruct some of the flawed arguments used to discredit one candidate or another.”
Curate’s Egg - Feb 2013
“We where close enough to Jerry Flannery on the sidelines to shout at him... to remind him he was on tg4 and had to speak in Irish. He was not pleased.”
Neil “Keego” Keegan - October 2012
Stay tuned to our social media channels later today, we’ve a long-time commenter from our Facebook page making his Harpin debut. JLP