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#Sean Farrell

# sean-farrell - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: home thoughts from abroad

As they point it towards the airport, our man in the van recalls the many Irish friends they’ve made along the road.

# sean-farrell - Saturday 8 October, 2011

The (Un)Happy Camper: Bye, bye, bye Delilah End Of The Road This post contains videos

The (Un)Happy Camper: Bye, bye, bye Delilah

“Before leaving Dublin we asked only one thing of this Irish team; a whole-hearted performance. And, by God, they delivered that in every second of every game.”

# sean-farrell - Saturday 1 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: the calm before the storm

The Happy Camper has arrived in Dunedin and is soaking up some pre-match atmosphere ahead of Ireland’s crunch clash against Italy.

# sean-farrell - Friday 30 September, 2011

The Happy Camper: a leap of faith ahead of Italy game

Some 84 kilos of Irish beef free-falling toward the Heineken-bottle green river below. Checklist completed; seen it, done it got the T-shirt… now for some rugby.

# sean-farrell - Thursday 29 September, 2011

The Happy Camper: come fly with me...

The free-fall from 9,000 feet lasts around 20 seconds. It was terrifying, exhilarating and a serious rush for the senses – it was almost as good as beating Australia in Eden Park.

# sean-farrell - Monday 26 September, 2011

The Happy Camper: it's all downhill to Dunedin from here In Focus This post contains videos

The Happy Camper: it's all downhill to Dunedin from here

“Tosh’s catchphrase for the week has been “schnappy schnappy” as every time a scenic vista presents itself he is compelled to take a photo of it. The words echo around the cabin as often as the steering is turned.”

# sean-farrell - Sunday 25 September, 2011

The Happy Camper: head west, young man

“It feels so long ago since the dizzy highs we experienced in Auckland, but you can always rely on the Irish to make you feel part of a group, at kick off 20 people have drifted in.”

# sean-farrell - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

The Happy Camper: time to cool our jets

In between witnessing historic Irish victories, and hob-nobbing with international rugby managers, our man in the van hits New Zealand’s adventure sports.

# sean-farrell - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Kicking on: Welcome to our Rugby World Cup coverage

We’re ready for a run at rugby’s biggest prize this month in New Zealand. Here’s what we have in store.

# sean-farrell - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Meet the Happy Camper: our man on the road in New Zealand

We’re sending one Irish rugby fan off to New Zealand with the keys to a van, a road map and a broadband dongle. He’ll send updates from the road throughout the tournament.