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Six Nations Championship 2018

Centred right to left: Ireland's Mick Galway and Templeton's Justin Kelly. 
Just some of the Irishmen working hard at Twickenham on St Patrick's Day.

 

As the 124th edition of the tournament commenced, with the bonus point system still in swing, all eyes were on the team who could not only dominate the Six Nations Table but also attain the Triple Crown and Grand Slam, ensuring them an additional 3 bonus points.

Ireland had denied England the Grand Slam and Triple Crown last year. Tensions rise in the wait to see if England could go all the way this year as defending champions.

Few would have missed out on the action this year. 

At Templeton Events, we always have a Director present at all times to ensure everything is set up correctly prior to the arrival of you and your party, and to ensure the day continues to run smoothly throughout. Towards the end of the event, we ensure that nothing has been accidentally misplaced or left behind and return it safely to its rightful owner. We also provide personalised table placecards so you can plan in advance where you would like guests to sit during your lunch. Templeton Events offers consistency from one event to the next.


The results of this year’s 2018 tournament were as follows:

1. Ireland – 5W 0L – 26 points - Grand Slam and Triple Crown Winners

2. Wales – 3W 2L – 15 points

3. Scotland – 3W 2L – 13 points

4. France – 2W 3L – 11 points

5. England – 2W 3L – 10 points

6. Italy – 0W 5L – 1 point

Top try scorer this year was awarded to Ireland’s 21-year-old Jacob Stockdale, scoring 7 tries in total,
followed by Italy’s Minozzi and England’s May, who scored 4 tries each.

 

Here’s how [most of] the tournament unfolded: 

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Six Nations Championship 2017


Manu Tuilagi not playing for England at the France match at Twickenham due to injury - chatting with Templeton's Robin Mays. 

2017 Six Nations Championship was certainly a notable one
For the 123rd edition of the tournament, the 2017 Six Nations Championship was certainly a notable one. For the first time in the Six Nations, this year saw the introduction of the bonus point system in which a team scoring four or more tries in a match were awarded an additional league table point. In addition to this, a winner of a Grand Slam (all five matches) would be awarded three bonus points as so to ensure a clear Championship win. 

England had won the Grand Slam and the Triple Crown last year in 2016 – could they muster up the same strength and determination and do it again?

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Japanese Food for Dummies

 

1. Make your way over to a quality Japanese restaurant or if you're in London try Kiku.

Kiku restaurant is a contemporary Japanese restaurant on Half Moon Street in Mayfair known across London as one of the most authentic of its kind. The design of the restaurant is minimalist and dignified, a clear reflection of Japanese culture. The rooms are long and narrow, plainly furnished with light wood with rattan screens that stop it being monotonous. As we entered, the staff greeted us with a friendly welcome, allowing us to change our booking and sit at the counter for a unique view of the food preparation.

For the first few visits to Japanese restaurants, it is good to go to the more high end examples as you will be looked after very well and likely to feel comfortable about the experience. Soon you will be a natural. Being more relaxed you will enjoy the atmosphere, the subtlety of the flavours and begin to experiment with the more unusual menu choices for example sea urchin (Japanese word "Uni" pronounced oo-nee).

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Greenray Group Team Event, Edinburgh

St Georges day was spent in a sunny Edinburgh for a large contingent of the Greenray Group and their partners.

We hope you enjoy our short film of the event.

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Close to you - What's it all about?

Bacharach Reimagined...

Effortlessly Cool...

A seriously fun evening with Templeton Events...

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What’s the point of Sports Hospitality anyway?

Let’s be honest about things; when a client or a supplier accepts an invitation to spend the day with you at a major sporting event, they are not coming primarily for the pleasure of your company. That is not to say that they do not enjoy your company, but would they leave their family or their workplace to spend a day with you under different, less entertaining circumstances?

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Royal Ascot - Dress Code


 

So another Royal Ascot comes to an end, and not just any Royal Ascot, but one held in the Diamond Jubilee year of Her Majesty The Queen.

 

In many ways, it was arguably the best Royal Ascot ever - not just because of the above, but with the performances of Frankel and Black Caviar, Frankie winning the Gold Cup, and a Royal winner to boot (all of which I am sure you have already witnessed or read about), the racing managed to overshadow the fashion. And it is the latter that I would like to briefly touch upon...

 

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The art of giving back

Is the Art of Giving Back is Good Business Practice... 

Honest and trusting relationships with our clients...
I’m a firm believer in what goes around, comes around. We’ve always tried our best to practise good business karma, and I believe that it has helped us enormously in forging honest and trusting relationships with our clients.

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Wimbledon - Surprise and Certitude

An almost equal measure...

As usual, Wimbledon this year mixed surprises and inevitability in almost equal measure. In the Men’s Championship, Rafa Nadal went out early to the dreadlocked Dustin Brown, although this should not really have been such a shock as Brown had beaten him last year in Germany.

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Royal Ascot - it's horses for courses...

The Fourth Day...

Royal Ascot, Friday 19th June 2015

Friday was the day when Jockey Ryan Moore secured a record-breaking ninth winner at Royal Ascot on Aloft in the Queen's Vase, beating the existing modern day record of eight winners held by Pat Eddery and Lester Piggott.

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Good company & Irish Hospitality at its best – what more can you ask for?

Renowned for its Charm and age...
One of our loyal clients recently asked us to organise a memorable weekend for them and their customers. They wanted something a little unusual for them, somewhere different to London and most especially some serious working time coupled with lots of fun and entertainment! And so, we decided to return to my roots and fly everyone to the Emerald Isle and The Curragh, in Co. Kildare, renowned for its charm and age! (like some here at Templeton)


Confident that everything was in order
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What a pleasure it was for me to arrive back home in Ireland!
I landed a day before our guests to ensure that everything was perfectly in place and everything was ready to go. My first stop-off was at the very beautiful Curragh racecourse. Keeping to the renowned Irish hospitality, the friendly staff at The Curragh showed me our VIP box for the Saturday racing. I left there looking forward to the weekend and feeling confident that everything was in order.


How to make one feel welcome...
After that I made my way to the Killashee House Hotel, an extraordinary and beautiful property. Again, the gentle people of Kildare who work there certainly know how to make one feel welcome, and again, I had full confidence that all was in place for the coming weekend.


Takes hospitality and the well-being of their guests to heart
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Where there was a tiny bit of tweaking to do, all was done quickly, quietly and efficiently.
I must say that it makes my life much easier and reduces my stress levels when each venue and service provider takes hospitality and the well-being of their guests to heart!

On the Friday, our guests began to arrive. They started with the serious work stuff, the conference facilities were excellent and as soon as we got the business done, the team could relax!


Pint of Guinness Reception
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We had a pint of Guinness reception followed by a delicious five-course dinner at the very smart Turner’s restaurant in the Killashee House Hotel. Then we went on to Naas for a few more pints at William McCormack’s Pub and as regards the rest of the evening - what happens in Naas stays in Naas...


Greeted like old friends
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The next day we were off to the Kildangan Stud. We were greeted like old friends. Managing Director Joe Osborne showed us around the estate and the honeymoon suite and we enjoyed a very educating talk by the General Manager Gerry Duffy. We then proceeded the short distance over to The Curragh race course where we enjoyed a great afternoon, some winning, others winning not so much, but smiles all round! The Curragh is a small but charming racecourse and is one of Ireland’s oldest.


Devoured a most delicious succulent rib of beef
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After the afternoon’s racing we took a short transfer to Fallon’s of Kilcullen where we all devoured a most delicious succulent rib of beef – it was sliced for all twenty of us at our table by the head chef. Many thanks to Brian and his amazing team of professionals.


What happens in Naas stays in Naas...

The very obliging and kind-hearted Frank, who had brought us from stop to stop in his “Killashee Time Machine” finally got us back to the hotel for a last nightcap back at the residents’ bar where again I quote: what happens in Naas stays in Naas...!


Hope you enjoy our Curragh Racing Weekend short film where we once again prove that at
Templeton, we are serious about fun!

 

With me whack fol the do fol the diddlely idle ay
And as I rode out through Galway Town to seek for recreation
On the seventeenth of August, me mind being elevated
There were multitudes assembled with their tickets at the station
And me eyes began to dazzle and they’re going to see the races
With me whack fol the do fol the diddlely idle ay
There were passengers from Limerick and passengers from Nenagh
Passengers from Dublin and sportsmen from Tipperary
There were passengers from Kerry and all quarters of the nation
And our member Mr Hardy for to join the Galway Blazers
With me whack fol the do fol the diddlely idle ay
There were multitudes from Aran and members from New Quay shore
The boys from Connemara and the Clare unmarried maidens
People from Cork City who were loyal, true and faithful
They brought home the Fenian prisoners from dying in foreign nations
With me whack fol the do fol the diddlely idle ay
And it’s there you’ll see confectioners with sugarsticks and dainties
The lozenges and oranges, the lemonade and raisins
Gingerbread and spices to accomodate the ladies
And a big crubeen for thruppence to be suckin’ while you’re able
With me whack fol the do fol the diddlely idle ay
And it’s there you’ll see the gamblers, the thimbles and the garters
And the sporting Wheel of Fortune with the four and twenty quarters
There was others without scruple pelting wattles at poor Maggy
And her daddy well contented to be gawking at his daughter
With me whack fol the do fol the diddlely idle ay
And it’s there you’ll see the pipers and the fiddlers competing
The nimble-footed dancers and they trippin’ on the daisies
There was others shoutin’ cigars and lights and bills for all the races
With the colours of the jockey and the price and horses’ ages
With me whack fol the do fol the diddlely idle ay
And it’s there you’ll see the jockeys and they mounted on so stately
The pink, the blue, the orange and green, the emblem of our nation
When the bell was rung for starting all the horses seemed impatient
I thought they never stood on ground, their speed was so amazing
With me whack fol the do fol the diddlely idle ay
There was half a million people there of all denominations
The Catholic, the Protestant, the Jew and Presbyterian
There was yet no animosity no matter what persuasion
But fáilte and hospitality inducing Mr Paisley
With me whack fol the do fol the diddlely idle ay
With me whack fol the do fol the diddlely idle ay

"The Galway Races"
Made famous by "The Dubliners" in 1967