Thursday, August 10, 2017

Online comments after Ireland v Australia in #WRWC2017

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

If you’d like to contribute stay tuned to
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Got it done, fair play

Kevin Kelehan


Well done, a very entertaining match. Would've liked Niamh Briggs to have had her chance out there but the rest of the women have done her proud.

Peter Deans


Job done, tough game, Ciara Griffin was the difference off the bench , phenomenal carrying and great try, also Sophie Spence , got a lot of the basics wrong in the first half, Maz Reilly awesome in lineout ! COYGIG

Mike Reidy


Good result! The bench made a big difference. Being critical, I’d have some concerns about their tactics at times. They’ll need to not be so naive in future games - clear your lines and don't take so many unnecessary risks so close to your own try line. All fixable. Well done! COYGIG!

James Griffin


A win is a win with pts on the board. The ladies made hard work for themselves. The subs made an impact in the second half. Well done to Maz Reilly on be.ing nominated as player of the match.

Gerald Williamson


Lucky to get the win, too many silly mistakes at important points. Attack seemed to be very blunt for much of it.

That said, tough opponents beaten, fitness seemed good, as were set pieces, scrum wobbles aside.

Dรณnal Foley


it was good to keep coming back & fighting for it. definitely room for improvement but a win is a win & I'm incredibly proud that they ground it out. ☘️๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ’š

Alicia Mac Mahon


Great result. Murphy hits like a train and was missed when she went off. Expected a lot more from the Aussies to be honest.

Room for improvement but win is a win and a great start

Iain O'Connor


I think the expectation weighed heavily on them. Hopefully with a win under their belts they can relax and enjoy their rugby. Australian side were better than expected, we didn't hit the heights we are capable of. Ref missed a lot, maybe a bit out of his depth.

Andrew Byrne


Great win, sure not perfect but Australia had Olympic gold medalists on their team, they were never going to be easy to beat. Got away with some foul play which was disappointing.

Hard to believe Sophie Spence started playing rugby at 21, she really is immense. Lots of stars on that field, roll on Sunday

Michelle Tobin


A win coloured by host nation nerves but the important thing is they came through it. Take nothing away from the Aussie girls though. As to the tactics, the girls were too one dimensional IMO and could have exploited space out wide or in behind with kicks. Better to have a hard earned win than a romp. I'm sure they'll take great heart from this and kick on. Some stand out performances in the pack, half backs and the wings. Subs were key #COYGIG

Richard Mifsud


Impressive how they struck back after the Oz try in the 2nd half. Ditto how they ran down the clock at the end. Lots of work-ons though...

Riocard ร“ Tiarnaigh


The occasion got them too anxious, the Aussies held onto the ball for the first few minutes and so settled better. Bad handling and ball retention let the Aussies play fast n loose(to their strength).....we did go back to basics and begin to go thru the phases.......we missed Jenny Murphy when she went off but our subs Spense and Griffin brought us home. O'Connor steadied the frontrow but was poor defending two of their tries. Miller did well despite getting each pass up around her neck. Workwomenlike win, nerves should now be behind them.

Declan Smith


A win is the start the team wanted. The pack were brilliant in grinding out the victory. The back line passing wasn't crisp enough to cause too much trouble for the aussies and there was a few handling errors at inopportune times but these things can be fixed as the tournament progresses. A win is all that matters though so we'll done girls. ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Bert McLoughlin



Many thanks to all who offered opinions.

Look out later this evening for our match writeup JLP

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