... it will be a very good Friday for the mighty men of Munster rugby when they pummel the Blue Fairies of Leinster into the turf of Thomond Park.
With thousands of fans descending on Shannonside this weekend, a local judge actually used some common sense and allowed the pubs in the city to stay open on Good Friday. Now, some pubs in Dublin are saying that they too will open on Good Friday but not sell any alcohol, just minerals and food.
So perhaps it's time we now changed the law? Ireland's becoming more pluralist by the day, and not everyone's a Catholic anymore. Is it time now for a radical overhaul of our licensing laws and allow the pubs to open 365 days a year, or will that only encourage public drunkeness and ASBOs?