Sunday, June 12, 2016

Online comments after #RSAvIRE 1st test

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


Awesome job by 14 men

Mícheál Ó Riagáin



How lucky was I to be in Newlands today. Outstanding performance.

Imelda Reidy



Awesome performances from Jamie, Paddy, Jared and Conor and the defensive work is a credit to Farrell. beating SA in SA with 14 men defies logic.

Andrew Hayes



Stunning performance built on sheer heart. Deficiencies at 9 and 10 and some odd decisions under pressure - but McGrath, Murphy, Heaslip, Payne, Marshall, Henderson all outstanding

Andrew Bailey



What a day for Ireland and the wolf puppies. You can always expect effort, grit and determination but these performances had that in abundance and more importantly professionalism, strategic thinking. No more the plucky losers thank you...when my heart returns to my body I may comment further

Richard Mifsud



I've been watching Ireland for more than 40 years, and that is right up there with our best performance ever, outstanding to a man , and to beat the Boks in Cape Town with 14 men is nothing short of remarkable ! COYBIG

Mike Reidy



Phenomenal. Hard to pick anyone out but Murray and Toner deserve a special mention, and Dillane off the bench! Proud, proud day between this and U20s!

Denise O'Brien



16 men to 14...including the ref that is. Stellar performance by the boys. Very proud but disgusted about the red card

Aoibhin Kenny



Well done Toner on man of match but it could have been given to anyone, heroic performance. For all keyboard warriors calling for Joe's head hope they choke on their words now

Bert McLoughlin



One guy I never really rated was Luke Marshall. But I must say his performance against the Boks was superb. Not only was his defence and passing first class but his intelligent little kicks in behind led to our first try and relieved pressure/gained territory on a number of occasions, when that was badly needed. Chapeau!!!

Riocard Ó Tiarnaigh



Payne looks nailed on at full back now until the end of time. Secure under the high ball, seemed to have so much time when running with ball in hand. I haven't seen a better performance from an Irish full back in years. Dev and Hendo immense, either could have got MOTM. Furlong earning a penalty at his first scrum, buy that man a pint! Roll on next weekend!

Andrew Byrne



Many thanks to all who offered opinions.

Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP

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