Sunday, November 13, 2016

Online comments after Ireland v Canada

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.

Very scrappy, not unexpected with such a scratch side. A few decent positives though, Ultan probably ahead of Ryan on bench for impact, assuming Hendo is fit to start. Carbery to bench ahead of PJ. Props depth looks good and TOH looks like he can cut it at this level.
Derek Tormey

8 new caps, 8 tries. Good individual performances. Plenty of positives but shouldn't be conceding 3 tries. Overall though plenty to work with and the future looks good.
Imelda Reidy

Some not so great patches but delighted overall - 8 new caps is fantastic, Dillane deserved MOTM on his first start. Thought Luke Mc made a difference when he came on. Marshall poor. SOB has most likely done enough to be included next week.

Denise O'Brien

Sean o Brien put it to Joe for selection as well as Dillanne , a few glimpses of the potential of the younger generation Ringrose, o Halloran looking good, more than able to cut it. Paddy Jackson on the bench. But Carbery is a great prospect.

John O Halloran

Dillane was immense. Given that Henderson wasn't in the squad tonight, he may miss out next week, but hard to see him parachuted into the 15 from a standing start. Couldn't argue even as a Munster man if Dillane edged past Ryan, but I suspect Henderson may not be involved next week, and if so, the lock situation may be unchanged from Chicago. And yeah, given that O'Brien was taken off and O'Mahony played 80 suggests the former and not the latter will be in the 23. I suspect he would have been taken off earlier if the plan is for him to start. If it's Dillane & O'Brien on the bench, that will be some impact!

Mark Barry

Attack was very encouraging. Defence was too, most of the time. Most.
The intercept i can live with, even though it came from us not respecting them enough, but we should have defened better, particularly the maul.
But, at the end of the day, a few more new caps and a potential bannan skin avoided.

Dónal Foley

Poor all round. Headless chickens with no imagination in attack. Mostly up-the-jumper stuff. Dillane was excellent, as was Bealham. Jackson was very solid. Marshall was weak, Marmion is too slow. Carberry needs to find his kicking boots as he's currently operating at 33%.

Marconi Giampaolo

Many thanks to all who offered opinions.
Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP


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