The movement for the score began on the Irish 22-metre line in the 38th minute of the second half and finished in the 43rd minute after 36 phases, some 40 metres out from the French goal line, with Sexton's drop goal. Not only did it win the match for Ireland, that drop goal led to us winning the Six Nations championship, the Grand Slam and, of course, ultimately set us up to beat the All Blacks at home for the first time. The icing on the cake came just before Christmas with Johnny Sexton being crowned World Rugby Player of the Year. Beat that, if you can. Noel Skinner How Ireland can again be the beacon it was beforeHugh Duffy's letter yesterday - coincidentally, the feast day of St John the Apostle, also known as St John the Evangelist - mentioned the growing influence of Catholicism in EU nations. Citing percentages of population for the Protestant and Eastern Orthodox churches, Mr Duffy is either unaware of, or chooses to ignore, the fact that both these churches are catholic, … [Read more...] about Letters to the Editor: ‘Sexton drop goal was single greatest score in international rugby history’
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It's officially November and people are hanging up their Halloween costumes until next year and already thinking about what to put on their Christmas lists. It's easy to forget the religious origins of Halloween, but directly after the spookiest day of the year is the Christian holiday of All Saints' Day. Observed by Roman Catholics and most Protestant denominations around the world, All Saints' Day is an opportunity for worshippers to remember saints and martyrs throughout Christian history. Here's everything you need to know about All Saints' Day, including when it is and why Christians celebrate it: When is All Saints' Day? All Saints' Day - also known as All Hallows' Day or Hallowmas, is celebrated on November 1, the day after Halloween. It comes just after the pagan holiday of Samhain and coincides with the Mexican Day of the Dead festival and is directly followed by another Christian holiday, All Souls' Day. In Eastern Orthodox and associated Eastern Catholic churches, All … [Read more...] about All Saints’ Day 2018: What is it and why do Catholics celebrate it?
Hull's an intriguing city, tucked away at the end of the M62 on the way to nowhere but the North Sea. We all know it's full of surprises with its own distinct character and style. But what are the rites of passage that every proud Hullensian should experience before they pass on to that great cream phone box in the sky? We're not talking big, scary things like skydiving or clambering right to the top of the Humber Bridge. We're talking about everyday, ordinary things that will make you smile and give you the best insight into everyday Hull life. In no particular order, here are the 101 most Hull things you should try at least once. 1) Have a Hull Tequila Slammer at Hull Cheese It uses chip spice instead of salt. Only in Hull could you get a tequila slammer garnished with something most people put on their chips. 2) Get a wolf-whistle from someone very unexpected in Pearson Park He's a cheeky but well-known bird that parrot. 3) Talk into the tidal barrier The major art project, City … [Read more...] about The ultimate bucket list: 101 things to do in Hull before you die
Almost everywhere you look in Wales there's a castle. And while we may be known for our impressive medieval structures, there's so much more history to be found, if you know where to look. From hidden hill forts that date back to the iron ages and museums documenting industrial Wales, there are plenty of things to do and places to explore. Let us know if we've missed your favourite historical hotspot. Here are 100 things you can do in Wales if you love history 1. Dive one of Wales' designated wrecks Seen everything there is to see on land? Why not dive one of the "designated" wrecks off the Welsh caost. There are only six “designated wrecks” in Welsh waters and these are given protected status under the 1973 Protection of Wrecks Act. These include a viking ship, an early submarine and a cargo vessel containing 40,000 slates. But don't just jump in the water. Anyone who visits, films or surveys these sunken vessels needs to get a special licence from the Welsh Government. 2. … [Read more...] about 100 things to do in Wales if you love history
Father's Day is coming so it's time to start thinking about what you will do to show your love and gratitude for dad. A day to celebrate fatherhood dates back to the Middle Ages in Catholic parts of mainland Europe, when it was observed on March 19. The date was chosen because it was the feast day of paternal figure St Joseph - the earthly father of Jesus and the husband of Mary. But this special day devoted to dad didn't exist elsewhere until the 20th century. Today, many different dates are used for Father's Day in different countries. So when is Father's Day this year? When is Father's Day in the UK and in other parts of the world? In 2018, Father's Day will be on June 17 in the UK. The date changes each year so that it always falls on the third Sunday of June. For the reason that date was chosen, see below. This is also the date for Father's Day in the USA, Canada, Ireland, China, Japan, France, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, India, the Czech Republic and many other countries. The … [Read more...] about When is Father’s Day and why we celebrate it