In a new regular feature this season we’ll be sharing some of the initial “keyboard warrior” response to our featured matches of the weekend ahead of our 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.
Couldn't help but think about Keatley's intercept last season in the aviva. One word: Revenge.
.@IrishRugby could do a whole lot worse than going with Garry Ringrose against Wales on Feb 7th.
— Brian O'Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) December 27, 2015
A massively better performance than we've seen in the last number of weeks. World Cup hangover starting to ease it seems. Defending was excellent the whole game and in particular in the second half. Ringrose had a great match and looked like himself and Luke were a good 12/13 partnership. Early days on that one, but I'd go with that for the next number of games to let it gel... After the dodgy start, now third in the table. Not a bad way to end the calendar year and always a nice day when you beat Munster in Thomond
@HarpinOnRugby First try might have been the best of the season, second might just be the most important...
— Alan Cavanagh (@alancav) December 27, 2015
Well done Leinster .. by far the better team .. Munster are clueless but does not detract from your win...it seems anyone can beat Munster ... our season is over .. just awful ..
@BigJoeShep @HarpinOnRugby @cianer31son @EmmaKMcGarry @VoiceQuakeDuffy @IrishRugby Really happy with our young boys SOB JH stepped up
— Richard Mifsud (@Richmif) December 27, 2015
Great game the young guns really showed they deserve their place in the team
Angela Cassin Jackson
Concerning times for Munster - staring down the barrel of 7 successive losses, and a fan base alienated by suits, coaches and pundits alike
— Whiff of Cordite (@WhiffofCordite) December 27, 2015
Heaslip my MOTM. Whenever we needed a big turnover he was there making it happen.
When Munster started to get the nudge on in the scrum he was there ensuring we held on to it. He got through so much work.
Tracy and Molony both looked good off the bench. Fitz and Ringrose in the centre looked dangerous. Seanie is back.
A word of caution though, we can't afford teams so much possession and territory. Munster struggled to do anything with it but better teams will hurt us, even with a good defence like we have.
Well won @OLSCRugby @HarpinOnRugby Well deserved win
— Trevor Murphy (@trevormurphy73) December 27, 2015
Brilliant finish for Leinster!!! #Proud
@Richmif @BigJoeShep @HarpinOnRugby @cianer31son @EmmaKMcGarry @IrishRugby SOB returns like he hasnt missed a minute,
— Ciarán Duffy (@VoiceQuakeDuffy) December 27, 2015
Lot of problems Munster have! Poor recruitment combine that with our best 10 Hanrahan being pushed out! We have 2 coaches who are both novices (Flannery, Mick O Driscoll) who have never held coaching positions before backing up our only experienced coach Foley! We have serious issues in how we recruit, select and train our underage talent using a system that is grossly inferior to Leinster, Ulster and Connacht's! Our Chairman Garret Fitzgerald needs to address these issues! The Munster supporters are beginning to boo he is taking our loyalty for granted! We will always support Munster but we might not always support HIM!!!! expect more boos until these issues are dealt with! Having said that Leinster were worthy winners and played much better than previously so congrats to them
Munster fans don't expect to see world class rugby but getting the basics right are a minimum requirement and we are falling short #MunVLei
— Raffaele Rocca (@RaffRocca) December 27, 2015
Great impact by Moloney off the bench with two crucial line out steals. He's definitely ahead of Denton in my pecking order!!!!
Riocard Ó Tiarnaigh
Very satisfied obviously. Knew our D would be solid but set pieces and red zone composure made the difference. #COYBIB
— Harpin' On Rugby (@HarpinOnRugby) December 27, 2015
Many thanks to all who offered opinions.
Look out later today for our match writeup JLP