Sunday, November 26, 2017

Online comments after Ireland v Argentina

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

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our Facebook page for our “Feel free to leave your thoughts…” posts which show up around full time after Leinster & Ireland matches.

Rob Kearney again showing why he's our #15. Class.

Shane O Leary

If only this was 769 days ago

Ciarán Bass

Foot off the throat for the whole 2nd half. Job was done I suppose.

Seán MacDonnchadha

Excited about Stockdale. I'd have Larmour on the other wing too. Can't beat the enthusiasm of youth.

Micheal Mac An TSagart

Poor from the Ref & TMO around the first Puma try (player was half a meter ahead of the kicker) and two minuted from the end when a Puma player played the ball on the ground just outside their own try line!

Craig Williamson

Ulster winger factory is alive and well and not before time, the three quarters had been getting light in recent years. Ireland are finally hitting the type of consistency that winning teams do

Misery Junkie Watch

Plenty of positives, but some negatives as well. Thought Murray’s box kicking wasn’t up to his usual high standard. Scrum looked weaker once Toner came on. As a Leinster supporter I don’t know what he brings to any team.

Sean Michaels

All a bit anti climatic. Stockdale the huge plus of the series, looks a real find. Fair play to Argentina, showed huge ticker but you never really felt we were in real trouble at any stage. Good bit of depth in most positions now, bar half back.

Derek Tormey

A win is always nice and we never looked like we were going yo lose that game. Stockdale finished superbly and brilliant to see Rob Kearney playing so well. More positives than negatives from the Autumn Internationals and that's always a good thing.

Paul Smith

'Twas a game of 3 halves

Early domination and the first championship minutes where take. Advantage of

Then the lads looked more tired than me after queens of the Stone Age last night.

Fair play to Argentina, they where professional and too stubborn to take their spanking. I wanted a wheelbarrow of points put on then today but they came back in second half.

It's magic, keep the ball, win the game. Who'd have thunk it???

Neil Keegan

Amazing first half, they were text book. Wonderful to see Rob playing so well and also to see the fantastic new players - Stockdale! - coming through, exciting times for Irish rugby. The second half was a bit of a mess but, I'm willing to overlook that. Hope they all have a great Christmas, here's to the 6 nations. :)

Colette Caddle

Joe won’t be happy. We still don’t have the cold blooded ruthlessness if the AB’s.

Paul McSweeney

More strength in depth in many positions can only be a good thing.

Robert Gamble

Overall a good month. A few experiments and it all held together.

Robert Cashell

Mostly positive, we got in control and stayed there until the last 20 minutes. Even then we were able to get a try when we needed it to kill off the contest. But Murray had an off day with the boot which kept them in it, handing them back cheap possession when we had survived a period of pressure. Should have seen McGrath earlier for that reason.
Still 7 wins on the trot now, plus the way it ended means we shouldn't be too cocky heading to Paris in Feb.

Dónal Foley

Happy out with 3 from 3 this autumn playing some great stuff but with scope for further improvement. What a position to be in! Take a bow Joe and squad.

James Griffin

I think Stockdale is my new man-crush. Ticks all the boxes for a Joe winger too.

Cian Ó Muilleoir

Rob Kearney was just great, still has it

Mary Delahunty

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