Sunday, November 19, 2017

Online comments after Ireland v Fiji

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

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Why bother bringing McGrath on with 3 mins to play? Marmion didn't offer much by 60 min mark and should've been subbed. Glad to see Sweetnam looked settled in already

Craig Kelly

Got there, depth exposed a bit.

Pádraig Turley

-Marmion looked very average, McGrath shoul have come on earlier
-Conway played very well at FB
-Farrell looks average also and doesnt provide much in attack.
-thought Cian Healy was finished a couple of years ago, but he looks in phenomenal shape
-Fair play to Keatley closing out the game

Micheal Mac An TSagart

Pray for Carbery.

Cian Ormond

Sloppy second half, great to see we have genuine options on the wings now, though I don’t think Kearney is one of them, loose pass for their second try, put us on the back foot, Carberry potential superstar , needs to practice his goal kicking, Leinster need to stop trying to shoehorn him into a 15. Cian Healy back to his best, we’ve got the 2 best looseheads in NH , but with such an inexperienced side , it was great to close out the victory and keep the momentum going!

Mike Reidy

I thought 9,12,13 were ineffective and the pack was only ok.Carberry and Conway the stand outs with a good cameo from Healy and Sweetnam showed potential.Disappointing that McGrath did not get more time. Hope Carberry’s injury is not too bad.

Noel Hewson

Thank God for the 4 'C's, Carbery Conan, Conway and Cian Healy 😁. Marmion was awful and should gave been replaced at half time. Luke McGrath showed more skill in his one box kick than Marmion did in the entire game Not many newbies putting a hand up for a place next week.

Paul Smith

If all our Leinster players come through these games injury free Ill be happy.We need them for the European Cup and Pro 14.

Deirdre Kennedy

Thought our starting 9 wasn't great in decisions, speed of passing or positional play and that that had a knock on effect throughout. Overall though, a good run out and good to see Cian H back to his barnstorming best.

James Griffin

Very disappointed not to see an in form Luke McGrath get at least 25-30 mins. Think Conan should start at 8 next week. Hope Carbery ok...🇮🇪

Jamie Donohoe

Thought it was a great result considering it was a second string side against a decent top 10 ranked nation. Fiji are always difficult to defend against in the loose and the Irish defence dealt with it well. I thought D Kearney was ok apart from the intercept pass that he threw. Great to see some of the up and comers get a good run out.

Damian Scott

Cian Healy proving everyone who says there’s no second acts in rugby wrong!

Dee Beare

The gap between our first choice 9 & 10 is an area we need to work on. Apologies if I am biased but Luke McGrath has to be given more time with Ireland. His box kicking is closer to Murray than Marmion. Joey is magic but his kicking stats must improve. The close result will put all in a better mindset for next week.

Mel Cawley

Conway proved himself solid at 15. Id prefer him there. Lovely footwork from Carberry but, as I think we all expected, he is a little light still. Fiji have a great attitude - thanks to them for visiting.

Garry Wynne

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