Sunday, September 11, 2016

Online comments after Glasgow v Leinster

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

A good game. Lots of positives to take forward but 2nd half we switched off, became V sloppy and gave away the game. Coming away with no points is a travesty and unacceptable after the position we were in. Far FAR to many turnovers given away by Leinster. The youngsters are looking good and yes we've still players to return but this level that Warriors are showing is standard in the Premiership and Top 14 every week! Still a long way to go  #COYBIB

Joe Sheppard

…very disappointed to come away with nothing considering the position we were in. But lots of positives, mostly the young lads stepping up. Talent coming through strongly in nearly every position, its very encouraging. Need to tighten up that defence a bit and our own rucking. Couple of real sort tries let in, from lose turn over ball too. But onwards and upwards, on this evidence we will be right there at the business end of the season!

Shane Jenkinson

Not a bad performance, just an insanely frustrating one. Clearly there's a huge amount of talent and excitement in the club atm, but inexperience and a lack of leadership at crucial points cost us dearly. Our decision making at times during that second half was very poor.

I know the IRFU player welfare programme dictates that certain players have to miss a lot of games, but in big matches we must be allowed to select at least one of our key leaders. As well as Carbery and Murphy did, I can say with near certainty that had either Heaslip or Sexton played, we would have closed out the game, playing smart rugby in the right parts of the field.

Either way, the brand of rugby we're playing and the skillsets on display are very encouraging, and I think we'll be in good shape come Heineken Cup time. Onwards and Upwards! #COYBIB

Daragh Faughnan

Games we've lost this season: Bath and Glasgow.
Games we've worn that monstrosity of a kit: Bath and Glasgow.
This is surely grounds for a petition to have it eradicated?

Baz C. Ryan

That was definitely a game of mixed emotions. Very disappointing to come away with nothing and in reality we have ourselves to blame for that. A 5 minute period where we coughed up 2 soft tries was the real difference in the end. Glasgow are a class outfit who took full advantage like good sides do, but it was preventable.

Still there was so much to be positive about. Who thought it would be a1 point game in the last 10 mins when the squads were announced? And the way we played in the first half was a real joy to watch. Carriers with multiple options meaning we were able to get in behind defences well. Some of the lines of running from guy like Jordi were class. Leavy looked great out there as well.

Carbery backed up his performance from last week but needs to add a kick in game to his arsenal. Had we been played a little bit more territory in that third quarter we may not have given up those crucial scores. But the kid is a star in the making and will learn more from the mistakes than the things he did well.

Our toughest game of the season is done now and while we got nothing in terms of points we saw what Leo and co are looking to do. And it looks like it works. That's more than we saw from MOC in his 2 full seasons. It's not habit yet, so guys weren't able to keep it up when fatigued, but keep going in this direction and we could well have a good season.

John Molloy

The first half was very good with positive play from our lads in the first half. The second was a disaster though. Things started going downhill when Luke McGrath threw that awful pass that landed at Carberry's toes, thereby coughing up possession to the Warriors. I would have subbed him immediately just for that. Only a short time later we've a scrum in our 22. The ball is at Jordi Murphy's feet and Luke McGrath doesn't give it out. Why? How much better is the situation gonna get, FFS. We could have lost the reset scrum or conceded a penalty. Anyhow's it was from that reset scrum that the intercept try came - very possibly in part a result of LMcG's faffin about when he should be just getting on with things. I was very disappointed with our bench. They seemed to bring very little impact to the game. What was the point of bringing on Marsh with four minutes to go? I thought was a stupid decision. As if off a standing start he's gonna create the try that gets us the two points? Gimme a break.

Riocard Ó Tiarnaigh

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