12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
In a letter to this website, the sender suggests that next year, in the event of an Irish side reaching the semi-final of the competition and gaining home advantage that Castleisland in Co Kerry be where the semi should be played.
Writing under the name of Daas Rite (pseudonym) the letter goes. " Dear Editor".
"In light of the confusion and delay in selecting the venue for the second Heineken Cup semi-final, I believe that in future the semi-final venues should be decided on in advance of the semi-final draw. Therefore I would be obliged if you would make the relevant authorities aware of the following suggestion."
In the event that an Irish side reaches the semi final of the tournament next season I belive the game should be played in Castleisland. The reason are as follows, It is in the south-west of Ireland; It has a rugby pitch: It has one hotel; It has an airport (Farranfore) close-by. Therefore it seems to fit the criteria by which Beziers was chosen. In addition there are four fields surrounding the rugby pitch that could be used to bring the capacity up to 20,000 and there are plenty of hotels in the adjacent towns."