Sunday, August 30, 2015

Online comments after #IRLvWAL

In a new regular feature this season we’ll be sharing some of the initial “keyboard warrior” response to our featured match of the weekend ahead of our Monday writeup.

If you’d like to contribute stay tuned to our Facebook page for our “Feel free to leave your thoughts…” posts which show up around full time after Leinster & Ireland matches.

Rugby Opinion

You have to be worried with the lack of physicality, accuracy and game plan. Discipline was paramount during the 6N - was nowhere to be seen today. Failed to adapt when we couldn't run through the brick wall. As for positives, Henderson looks like he'll be another great 2nd row. Kearney is on his way back.

Seán McDonagh

The referee did no favours to Ireland especially in the penalty counts. Also some Welsh passes looked a bit dubious especially in the first half. The Welsh defence closed down the Irish back line attack very quickly & could read the play better. The player to stand out for me was Henderson. Rob Kearney was good under the high ball. Hope non of the injuries are serious.

Gerald Williamson

Ponderously slow in the main. Welsh had little problem shutting us down as a result. Kicked too much away too. On a positive note Dave Kearney has given himself a good chance on making the squad. Hope Earls is not too bad. Thought Jourbert was disgraceful for allowing play to continue for so long when both team doctors were calling for more medical help.

Alison Moore

What can I say? I'm massively disappointed. No pace, no structure in the Irish game. We are now totally reliant on Sexton and without him we can't create anything of substance. We looked really slow and laboured at both the breakdown and set piece, and our attack offers nothing except Jonny's boot. Our skill set leaves a lot to be desired, as does our intensity and line speed in defence.

Our second place rank is now gone (probably third, too), and if we don't get our heads out of our arses soon enough, we may be in store for ANOTHER disappointing world cup.

God awful performance...

Daragh Faughnan

Poor performance by Ireland. A lot of rustiness on display. The Kearneys & Hendo impressed though. Worrying lack of oomph in possession. Our forwards had difficulty getting over the gainline, while line breaks by our backs were few and far between. The loss in Dublin could psychologically to our advantage however. It lowers the expectations of an Irish victory in Twickenham and increases the pressure on England. Bring on the Charioteers!!!!

Riocard Ó Tiarnaigh

Some of our key guys looked rusty, which is what you'd expect with the likes of Sexton. I'd expect a massive improvement next Saturday. Wouldn't be surprised if they're being prepared for the Italy game which is still 5 weeks away. Thought Dave Kearney was excellent though.

Cormac Mannion

Meh....Joubert didn't help

Aoibhin Kenny

Many thanks to all who offered opinions.

Look out Monday for our feature match writeup JLP


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