Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Online comments after Munster v Leinster

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.

I'd have loved another twenty minutes 😉

Michelle Tobin [Munster fan]

Another proud day for the academy structure

Greg Kelly

More selection headaches for Schmidt, can't feel any sympathy for him ;)

Kevin Kelehan

Absolutely fantastic game. The first 40 minutes was some of the best rugby I've seen Leinster play in s long time but the way Munster started the second I was seriously worried but the winning try for Larmour was worthy of winning any game. A BP win for Leinster at Thomibd is one he'll of a belated Christmas present 😁

Paul Smith

Dan Leavy is the Irish Richie McCaw. Outstanding talent.

Tom Clarke

Absolutely delighted. What a Leinster performance.

Damien Doherty

We're going to have one hell of a 6 nations team

Niall Counihan

Thought Leinster were going to run riot over Munster after seeing the first half. Fair play to Munster in coming back in the second half & making a game of it until Larmour's brilliant piece of an opportunistic try which effectively closed the door on Munster.

Gerald Williamson

As a Munster supporter Leinster took us to the cleaners in the first half! We just couldn't get going! We won the second 40 but lost the game by a whopping 10 points thanks in part to our feckless efforts at the start of the game and a really hungry and scintillating performance from Leinster! Can't take it from them they were the better team today that's 2 losses in a row to the aul enemy I hope we see them again (In the final) this year so we can balance the books

Darren Whitty

I (Connacht supporter) watching it as a neutral was very impressed with Leavy , very tough, narky and athletic as well as man of the match.

John O Halloran

Larmour and Leavy
Is there anything else to be said?

Ronan McManus

I know you're not a fan of cliches at Harpin' on Rugby but that was arguably a game of two halves:

Leinster were phenomenal for the first forty minutes (barring some exceptions in our scrum), everything seemed to be going right; the team should have been able to close the game out comfortably after building up a solid lead, but they just about clung on to victory in the second half thanks to Larmour's solo try. Indiscipline being the big issue, with too many penalties for silly mistakes and we were lucky not to see a card for a couple of those.

Almost the opposite scenario for Munster; a positive second half and gutsy resurgence but the damage was already done. Their kicking kept us alive in the second half, definitely not according to plan.

Some honest reflection needed in both camps if we want to progress further this year in Europe. Nothing major warranted, just minor tweaks to root out the errors in both team's game plan.

Killian O'Criodain

Little known fact that larmour used to be a pornstar, but now he does pornographic acts on a rugby pitch!!

Munster had 20 minutes in them. Without Conway they are rudderless. This is actually good for the new coach who can now put his stamp on the team.

This result shows that the overreaction to the Leicester wins was uncalled for and a lot of work to be done in red

As for Leinster, time to put the foot down and get some trophies!!

Neil Keegan

Missing person call gone out in Limerick. Mr Peter O'Mahony. Was last seen in Dan Leavy's pocket.

Shane O Leary

4 beautiful tries, 5 wonderful points. Leavy, Lowe and Larmour were great, bar a couple of defensive lapses from the last.
Think that we should change our exit strategy when JGP is on. If box kicking is not his forte then tweak the game plan. He can play well, but not when we force him to play to his weaknesses, not his strengths.

Go with 'L plates' for the title.

Dónal Foley

Leinster was so good in the first half that our chants of Leinster were met with silence, whereas usually in Thomond when we chant Leinster we are instantly and voraciously outchanted by the Munster supporters. However a great comeback from Munster in the second half. Slowest moving clock ever. Thought the game would never end.

Munster fans very gracious and congratulatory

Liz Power

Leavy and larmour nothing needs to be said both were phenomenal.

Ross Byrne for me was excellent, a standout performance, 100% off the tee and he dominated the kicking battle, also threw in his now customary crossfield kick assist. For all the talk about carberry he’s been steadily improving all season and that performance must surely have him in the reckoning for a 6nations squad place. Certainly on a par if not ahead of Keatley.

Andrew Loughlin

Great game in the end. 1st half Leinster were amazing, 2nd half Munster came back into it. I thought Munster were gonna win it, but Leinster weathered the storm and won. Fairplay to Munster giving us a game in the 2nd half!

Philip C Dunleavy


That is all.

John Molloy

Larmour wow! That side step at full speed on the halfway line.... Keatley left for dead!

Dáithí Browne

That's some win!!!! 👏👍💙

Jamie Donohoe

Many thanks to all who offered opinions.

Look out Thursday for our match writeup JLP


Taken by JLP from RDS press box on Nov 16, 2019