Sunday, June 11, 2017

Online comments after USA v Ireland

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.



9 tries and 5 new caps, but still plenty for the video analysis session? Happy out.

Cian Ó Muilleoir


Keith Earls looking like Julian Savea kind of sums up how bad USA were.

Micheal Mac An TSagart


4 years ago we beat them 12-15. In the RWC in 2011 with a full strength squad we beat them 22-10. Yet today, with around 15 players missing while playing in heat and away from home we beat them 19-55 having missed 8 points from the tee and gifting them 2 tries that they didn't deserve.

Given the squad, the end of season timing and the addition of guest coaches this was never going to be a perfect game. Yet we thumped them scoring 9 tries. I'll take that any day!

John Molloy


Joey Carbury still has a lot to learn. Let in 2 trys which should not have being there. Picked the wrong place & time to do the dink kicks.

Gerald Williamson


Joey Carbery doing that in game 1 of a 3 game tour with Joe Schmidt will help him develop even further. Huge learnings for the new caps. Which is the whole point of this tour, from​ our perspective.

Dónal Foley


Acceptable performance from Ireland, not enough covfefe from America.

Cian Ormond


Needs to be looked at in perspective. This is a developmental tour. Some players shone, some didn't but what is important is that both types learn from this and develop further. I've seen an awful lot of vicious criticism of Joey Carbery, which I feel is unjustified. He didn't have his best game at 10 but it wasn't his worst. the two tries he gifted were born from an offensive mentality, which he was no doubt instructed to execute. What he needs to learn is that whereas it's very good to play flat on the offensive, there are occasions where you need to play deeper and JC is a good enough player to take this on board and move on. Other than that I felt our best players were Keith Earls and Jack Conan. Also pleasing to see Luke McGrath play a very good cameo especially as he wasn't up to his best in the latter stages of the PRO12 Rugby and European Rugby Champions Cup. I know we focus on Ireland here but a short mention on the Eagles. Very brave to keep at it but quite disappointing TBH. I've seen them play an awful lot better before and I hope they can push up because I really think they are a sleeping giant of our sport.

Richard Mifsud



Many thanks to all who offered opinions.

Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP

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