Sunday, February 11, 2018

Online comments after Ireland v Italy

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.

Saracens the big winners.

Derek Tormey

Italy should never have scored 3 tries

Sile Corish

Questions around who are the ones taking control when Murray and Sexton are off the field. Defence was poor Leavy missed players for two tries. Jordan and Stockdale still concerns when defending.

Noel Cuddy

Apart from the injuries which are a serious concern from an Ireland and Leinster perspective, this was a ‘perfect’ match for Joe to dissect big win yet loose in the 2nd 40 to help bring people down to earth because the remaining matches won’t be as ‘easy’.

Richard Mifsud

Disappointing to let in 3 tries but we'll take the 5 points and on we go. Thought the young Connemara man Bundee was outstanding, as was O'Mahony. Gutted for Henshaw. That's a horrible injury. Hopefully Furlong will be good to go for the Wales game. 💚🏉☘️

Imelda Reidy

For an "easy win" it was fairly attritional injury wise.

John O'Brien

Could be very costly for Leinster. The points difference should have been much greater and that could also be very costly come March 17th.

Marconi Giampaolo

Pity about Tadhg F and Robbie H but Andrew P showed that he is well able for this level. Great to get the win and score some good tries. Plus there are lessons to be learned by a few which in a way is a positive too. A total romp would have been nice but what would we have learned from that?

James Griffin

Injuries a killer for Ireland and potentially long term for Leinster. Ireland were sloppy at times but maybe that was understandable with the injuries and changes.

Noel Hewson

Too big a price for Leinster to pay. 4 of our top players out probably for HC and chances are more to come with 3 matches to play!

Deirdre Kennedy

a bit vulnerable in the wide channels and that is becoming a theme. Leinster's European challenge might have ended this afternoon.

Andrew Potts

Marmion and Carberry dont have half the game management of McGrath and Byrne

Garry Wynne

Porter was solid.
Leavy needs to up it yet again (Great potential).
Game time for a lot of young lads which is a bonus. The trend for injuries continued this weekend , England shipping a few last week. So far so good.

John O Halloran

We are blessed with Furlong and Porter could be even better. The lad was still playing loosehead 18 months ago. Had a phenomenal game carrying, tackling and clearing out. Great hands too.

Damian Sheridan

Good structure until all the changes.

Brendan Coote

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