John Cooney Hits Back At Journalist Suggesting IRFU Should ‘Abolish’ Ulster Rugby


Ulster Rugby scrumhalf John Cooney has take to Twitter to blast an article published by The Irish Independent over the weekend that suggested the IRFU ‘abolish Ulster.’

The piece suggests moving their star players to rival provinces, and says Ulster are in such ‘disarray’ right now that it would probably ‘be more trouble than it’s worth to set them right again.

Is it time to abolish Ulster? Not the province, just the rugby team. After all, the IRFU were going to give Connacht the bum’s rush a few years back only to change their mind after protests from some recalcitrant Western types. Perhaps it’s time for another bold decision.

Jacob Stockdale could be sent to Munster to add firepower in the absence of Simon Zebo, Iain Henderson could work on his second-row partnership with James Ryan at Leinster and Rory Best’s experience and leadership qualities would be invaluable to Connacht. Who else is there to worry about really? Job done.

After all, Ulster are in such disarray at the moment it’ll probably be more trouble than it’s worth to set them right again. 

Cooney came across the article, and called it ‘disrespectful’ and questioned why such ‘rubbish’ was printed.

I’m not one to target and belittle people but I just don’t know how an ‘accredited’ journalist would be so out of touch to write this. How does the @IndoSport even print this rubbish??? Cooney wrote

It’s utterly disrespectful to all the players and the fans.

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