Sunday, March 13, 2016

Online comments after #IREvITA

A selection of the “keyboard warrior” reactions after the full-time whistle of our featured matches of the weekend.

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

That is all.

Cian Ormond

I never stopped trusting Joe. Where are the whingers now?

Riocard Ó Tiarnaigh

The Heaslip haters have gone extremely quiet all of a sudden. He could easily picked up motm

Damien J Doherty

Payne was my MOTM today. He clearly showed why he is, and should continue to be, Irelands 13. Defensively excellent and some great work going forward.
5 years ago Ireland looked to expand their game but after 2 losses panicked and abandoned the changes. They never really recovered from that with no clear style or approach for the next 2 years. This year we're seeing Ireland stick to the plan and back themselves. That will stand to us.

John Molloy

Job done. Italy really poor. Don't think we learn too much from that game. Will be more interesting next wk against Scotland

Craig Boyd

Clearly the more expansive game plan that we wanted to play this year, reminded me of the first 30 mins against Wales. Job well done, bring on Scotland.

Andrew Byrne

Some really good performances but against an Italian team out of gas playing an Ireland team that inside todays game that is the best most players can produce. I wouldnt agree with the flavour of some comments that there are player haters but there are opinions and one in particular might be around Jamie Heaslip and I suppose the easiest way to sum up his selection for Ireland especially this year is which of the other six nations teams would he get into. The answer NONE, and thats not hatred thats fact. We won today but thats our lot until next year and we missed a fantastic opportunity once again to give players on the fringe or outside it a place in the first 15, and to progress toward a new era. I believe Joe Schmidt is best placed to carry the team but once again wonder if the Ireland coach has full power in aelecting the team.

Derek Nagle

Where are all the Joe doubters ? If this is the way Joe wants his team to play expansive rugby, I will buy into that. I am delighted to see that he is bringing in new players into the squad.

Gerald Williamson

Many thanks to all who offered opinions.

Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP


Taken by JLP from RDS press box on Nov 16, 2019