Sunday, March 18, 2018

Online comments after Ireland won the Grand Slam

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.


Gavin Cullen


Lynn McCarthy

Smartest and most hard working Irish team in history, looking forward to World Cup next year in hopeful anticipation

Kevin Kelehan

Extremely well deserved grand slam pure and simple

Darren Bayliss

Outstanding 1-23 Well deserved. Best team in the championship by a country mile. COYBIG 💚🏉

Imelda Reidy

Screaming Lord Sutch, Lord Coe, Sir Bruce Forsyth, Sir Steven Redgrave, Brian Moore, Fatima Whitbread, Joe Pasquale, Dame Judi Dench.

Eddie Jones! Can you hear me Eddie Jones?

Your boys took a hell of a beating!
Your boys took a hell of a beating!

Alyn McFetridge

GRAND SLAM not bad for a scummy lot 😜. Seriously though a thoroughly professional performance by the boys. Score slightly flattered the English who looked absolutely bereft of ideas at the best of times. We could’ve had a fourth if Larmour had passed to Keithy (he’ll learn) Breakdown and D were key as expected and we were well on top on both. Particularly pleased with the defensive display by Stockdale, Ringrose and Larmour when he came on. Enough said I’ll now celebrate some more 😊 Sláinte peeps.

Richard Mifsud

Not as nail-biting as 2009 thankfully!!!

Cormac Mannion

Joe will be really disappointed that they didn't get the bonus point. 😆😆😆

John O Halloran

We were awesome. From 1 to 23 and all the others who played in the earlier games and the backroom staff, thank you on behalf of Irish Rugby fans everywhere ♥️

Paul Smith

Very proud of the team & those we done see up front. Irish and proud

Majella O' Connor

We won... period!!!

Karin Brennan


Dónal Foley

Outstanding performance from Ireland. As an England fan massively congratulate Ireland. Best team by far in the competition. Thoroughly deserved and 2nd in the world. 👏👏 Roll on the Champions Cup

Colin Campbell

Marvellous, Great Game and a Brilliant Win by the Super Irish

Michael Hatton

A moment in history. A feeling of moving on from O'Driscoll and O'Connell to consistent world class rugby with a depth of talent we've never known before

Peter O'Gorman

What was England's game plan today?? Anybody??

Tony Jewell

Enjoyed the match. Had a Guinness or two. Well deserved win.

John Paton

Great to get the Slam the squad deserved it. Easily the best and most consistent team in the championship. This squad can still improve.

Noel Hewson

How about that Eddie? Well played Scotland and Wales. Yahooooooooo go the Boys in Green.

Elizabeth Hackett

England came 5th 😂

Audrey Hevey

The most exhilarating and terrifying thing about this slam is, unlike the last one which was the culmination of many player's careers, this is only the beginning. For once Irish rugby can look forward not with slim hope, but realistic intent.

Cian Ó Muilleoir

Stress. Pride. Love. Elation. Excitement. What. A. Team.

Denise O'Brien

I’m so proud of them. Forever in Irish sporting folklore.

Lorcan Murphy

Favourites play as favourite
Champions play as champions
When you come at the kings, best not miss

Neil Keegan

Bloody baltic ❄❄❄

Michelle Tobin

We came, we saw, we conquered, Mr Jones, what have t you got to say now? ☘️🏉☘️🏉☘️🏉

Mike Reidy

Super proud tonight well done lads 🇮🇹🍀💚🍀❤️🍀

Tracey Byrne

Best organised, committed and talented team we have ever had IMHO.
Unlike the last slam, this is a first hurrah for the bulk of the team, not the last.
Feeling very optimistic for the future!
Mon Ireland!

Ronan McManus

For anyone who thought that Ireland wouldn’t be a great side after the likes of BOD and POC and that generation retired I’m delighted with the lads who’ve stepped up and taken over 🇮🇪☘️

Paul Carney

Bring on the World Cup

Caroline Murphy

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