About Gayl – WTView

The aim of this blog is to share my passion for Munster Rugby.  I believe that supporting is not standing there waiting to be entertained but engaging with what is happening on the field and the terrace.  I hope you enjoy the positivity in the blog, the glass is at least half full and sometimes overflowing!

Whether you were at the game and wish to relive the experience or could not attend and wish to feel like you were there, this blog is for you as my aim is to go beneath the skin of the supporter – their trials and tribulations, highs and lows, what energises and entertains them. There are plenty of other blogs and media reports with previews and reviews of the game. In the West Terrace View you can read what makes me proud to be a member of the famed Munster Red Army despite living 200km from either home ground for which I have a season ticket.

Top blogs from 2016: Irish by the grace of Munster: the CJ Project, the incredible Glasgow home game after the sad passing of Anthony Foley and the Maori All Black game while 2017 started with the emotional return to Paris: Above & Beyond and securing a home quarter final through wins in Glasgow and Thomond and the Toulouse quarter-final..

Most read blog ever remains: Munster by the grace of God, published in October 2015 – a tribute to Felix Jones and other players who adopted the province to become more Munster than those born there.

Most popular blog from 2014: Stander Up and Fight – Quarter Final v Toulouse, Apr 2014

Recommended reading: the night when the All Blacks came to Thomond Park in 2008: Munster v New Zealand 2008

These editions are also worth reading: One of a Kind: Tribute to Donncha and a blog about attending an MRSC Q&A with Paul O’Connell Paulie Unplugged

The day the Irish Women beat New Zealand in Paris: WRWC: Ireland 17: New Zealand 14 – Priceless!

Some favourite photos


The west terrace early arrivals from Waterford, Cork, Limerick and Tipp via Dublin. Thanks to Daryl for another great photo of us to remember the Maori ABs visit in 2016

With Donncha at Edinburgh airport after the game Oct 2013.

Delighted to meet Donncha O’Callaghan at Edinburgh airport after the HCup game Oct 2013.

I love meeting people who enjoy the blog so if you recognize me say hello!  I can be contacted via email: WTView@live.ie
I also write two other blogs:
https://hattisar.wordpress.com/ covers my travels – to new rugby venues including Perpignan, Bristol, Clermont.. and holiday trips
https://mysamjhana.wordpress.com/ my memoirs from 2 years living and working in Nepal from 1992-1994 as a volunteer with VSO.


3 comments on “About Gayl – WTView

  1. Enjoyed the company the other night – took me sister who you mentioned (Eilish )

  2. From MunsterFans: Mr Chips writing about why he enjoys my blog: There’s an infectious enthusiasm to it and it’s unique in that most other online content tends to focus on technical aspects of the game, whereas yours is purely written from the perspective of an appreciative supporter enjoying the whole matchday experience.

    Rebel Yell: Always enjoy reading your blogs DD. You have a great talent for painting a picture with words and capturing moments. Continued success with your writing and here’s to a trophy at the end of next year

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