viernes, 25 de noviembre de 2011

Welsh rugby & Buckley´s / El rugby galés y Buckley´s

(English language at the bottom of this post).

El rugby es el deporte nacional de Gales, es una parte fundamental de sus señas de identidad. El rugby llegóa Gales hacia 1850 y hoy es una de los grandes en el mundo. Ha jugado en todas las ediciones de la World Rugby Cup, está clasificada en el primer nivel de la International Rugby Board (IRB). La principal competención nacional de Gales es la Magners League, que también es disputan clubes irlandeses, escoceses, e italianos. Los grandes equipos galeses también compiten en la Heineken Cup y junto con los equipos de la Guinness Premiership de Inglaterra en la Anglo-Welsh Cup. Gales es además uno de los 12 "equipos básicos" en las annual IRB Sevens World Series, y ganó el 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens. ( http://www.wikipedia.org/ )
Acompaño esta entrada de unos posavasos de Buckleys. Son, a la vez, tarjetas postales y se repite en todos ellos la imágen de unos palos y un balón de rugby como uno de los iconos del mapa de Gales.
La cervecera Buckley nació en 1767, cuando un metodista comenzó a elaborar cerveza en Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. y adquiere la propiedad del molino Felinfoel en Llanelli. El reverendo James Buckley (1770-1839) de Oldham, Lancashire, se casó con la hija del metodista y desarrolló la fábrica de cerveza. En 1998, Brains  http://www.sabrain.com/ compró la marca y trasladó la elaboración de la cerveza a Cardiff, donde continúa con las tres marcas de Buckley: Buckley's Bitter, Buckley's IPA, y Reverend James best bitter.
También podéis disfrutar de un video con grandes jugadas de la selección galesa.








Rugby union is the national sport of Wales and is considered a large part of national culture. Rugby is thought to have reached Wales in the 1850s, with the national body, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) being formed in 1881.[2] The national team play at the WRU-owned Millennium Stadium, and compete annually in the Six Nations Championship, as well as having competed at every Rugby World Cup. Wales are ranked as a tier-1 nation by the International Rugby Board (IRB). The main domestic competition in Wales is the Magners League, in which Wales have four sides in the competition which is also contested by Irish and Scottish clubs and from 2010-11 Italian teams. Top-level Welsh teams also compete in the Europe-wide Heineken Cup and European Challenge Cup and alongside the teams of England's Guinness Premiership in the Anglo-Welsh Cup. Wales also competes as one of the 12 "core teams" in the annual IRB Sevens World Series, and won the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens. ( http://www.wikipedia.org/ )
Up in this post about Buckleys you could see some beermats. They are, also, postcards and repeated in all the image of the rugby H and a ball as one of the icons on the map of Wales.
The business of Buckley's Brewery started in 1767, when Henry Child (b. 1742) from Freystrop, Pembrokeshire, a prominent Methodist, started to brew beer in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. He had come to Llanelli as estate agent for Sir Thomas Stepney (d. 1772) of Prendergast, near Haverfordwest, who owned a malthouse and a brewhouse. Child acquired the freehold of Felinfoel mill in Llanelli. The population increase caused his brewing business to flourish. The Rev. James Buckley (1770-1839) from Oldham, Lancashire, married Maria, the daughter of Henry Child, and developed the brewery. When he died, his second son, another James Buckley, managed the company. After his death in 1883, the business fell into the hands of his three sons, who from then on traded as the Buckley Brothers. Brains  http://www.sabrain.com/ purchased the Llanelli-based Crown Buckley in 1998. It continues to produce three Buckley's beers, all at their Cardiff brewery: Buckley's Bitter, Buckley's IPA, and Reverend James best bitter.
You can also enjoy a video with big plays in the Welsh team.

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