21 January, 2011

Leinster win tonight will bank a seven figure sum for the Irish economy but legend Brian O'Driscoll warns: "WE MUST KEEP OUR FOCUS:"

Follow hoogenband0110 on Twitter

No laughing matter: Leinster win tonight and the nation cashes in
     Leinster can bank a money-spinning Heineken Cup Quarter Final at Landsdowne Road's Aviva Stadium if they beat Racing Metro at Stade Colombes tonight, but star centre Brian O'Driscoll has warned his side to keep their focus. 
Aviva Stadium Dublin: set for bumper crowd IF Leinster win tonight
     The 2009 Heineken Cup winners can guarantee their second Dublin quarter-final in succession but, unlike last season when they played Clermont in the RDS, the re-developed Lansdowne Road is now available and Leinster have already played twice there this season and won handsomely. A Quarter-Final tie (possibly against Ulster) would guarantee a bumber 50,000 plus crowd at the Dublin 4 venue, with untold numbers travelling from all over Ireland  and abroad. We won't get ahead of ourselves, but should this scenario arise, pubs/clubs/hotels/guesthouses/Bus Éireann/Iarnróid Éireann to name but a few, will cash in on the first weekend of April as crowds will flock to Dublin from near and far for a Heineken Cup Quarter-Final cracker. This would be a most timely boost for an Irish economy which is still reeling and the combination of a potential Quarter (and maybe even semi) at the Aviva Stadium, along with this year's UEFA Europa League Final being played at the same venue, would be a massive seven - eight figure financial boost to the country, at a time when the country seriously needs it.
Racing Metro (hooped shirts): won't lie down and die tonight
     Leinster face a Racing Metro side  who are already eliminated from the competition and a win would give Leinster a home Quarter-Final tie in the Quarter-Final. However, O'Driscoll is not expecting the French Top 14 side to lay down and die, warning: "There's huge pride to be had, particularly for French sides, about not losing at home, whether it be in the Top 14 or in Europe. We'll have to fight for our victory and I anticipate a very hard game, as they always are in France, irrespective of the opposition."

Follow hoogenband0110 on Twitter

No comments:

Post a Comment