Sunday, May 20, 2018

Online comments after Leinster v Munster

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.

Best team won!

Tom Clarke

Tmo’s need medicals before games

Chris Reynolds

[reply] You mean vision tests.

David Ryle

The score flatters Munster.

Ivor Geraghty

Did enough to win and that's all that matters. Euro hangover is put to bed and on to the final now

Bert McLoughlin

Last try? I cant have been the only one to think that ball was no where near the post

Shane Butterly

[reply] I thought there was a forearm between the ball and post.

John Mangan

it was a great match well done leinster

Maria Orourke

We are about 5 years behind Leinster

Brian O' Tuama

I feel like I need to watch that one back. The officiating staff may need to also, so they can claim to have seen it once at least.

Cian Ó Muilleoir

Wasn’t pretty but job done. Not sure how TMO saw ball hitting pad but thankfully it didn’t matter. I’ll take winning ugly every day

Damian Coleman

We were very sloppy. Church and Fardy made a huge difference. Will need to be much more clinical vs Scarlets.

Andy Crawford

Outstanding win for us today Munster as always put it up to us but again came off 2nd best, 2 turning points in the game one the yellow card which l think no one could argue should have been a red for one of the most cowardly act you will see on a Rugby Union pitch, the 2nd the awarding of the Munster try which even the Munster players didn't think it was a try, we can play much better l don't think Munster can. Best of luck to Simon Zebo in France

Odran John OBrien

Congrats and best wishes in the final.

James Griffin

[reply] Fair play James

Jamie Donohoe

Officials were horrendous today, as they seem to be more and more these days. Munster pack very effective but let down hugely by their backs. Leinster the more clinical of the teams, especially when they had patience and went through a few phases. Better team won in a great contest

Darren Morrison

Very poor officiating. Definite red and the erratic use of advantage was very frustrating.

Derek Tormey

All Munster really ... lucky to get out alive.

Marc Hickey

I was at a wedding watching it on the sneaky cheeky stream. A priest ended up beside me watching and the poor lad was praying for me with the language. He hasn't heard anything like it since he told his parents he was joining the priesthood

Savage scrap! Delighted Ans relieved to win. Munster showed balls, Leinster balls??

Neil Keegan

From the south stand out looked like the ref missed an awful lot, both ways. Leinster have a lot more to offer and I'm hoping it shows next weekend. Delighted with the win. Delighted to see a quality atmosphere of real fans at this fixture, way better than at lansdowne Rd

Conor Cronin

Need to re-watch at home tomorrow but at the match whilst we showed some glimpses of great opportunities (2!) in the first half one which lead to the Conan try and had to battle hard in the 2nd, overall we missed tackles, lacked cohesion, wasted kicks etc etc. .... BUT we hung in and got a result. Munster to their credit definitely wanted it more and really had a lot of opportunities handed to them. I felt we really missed the control and game management of JS10 today. A win is a win and a lot of deep character shown today. Some post EPRC fatigue perhaps and I know we'll see a different team in next weekends final..

Joe Sheppard

As a Munster supporter: our feelings about South African referees are vindicated, they do not know the game we play up here. injuries are serious in terms of Ireland in Australia. On a really really really important note, that's what a Leinster v Munster atmosphere should be, I didn't hear of a single true supporter who couldn't get a ticket, we got our tickets from Leinster supporters and I gave my munster lottery tickets to two dyed in the wool Leinster fans. Fantastic atmosphere. Ditch the Aviva

Michelle Tobin

Huge difference in reffing interpretation from last week! When are the powers that be gonna put some sort of structure to it? If Barnes was reffing today it would have been a totally different game, not that those officiating today excelled in any respect.

Warren Doyle

Munster's pack dominated in the first half but they lacked a backline that could do anything with it. Leinster came out with much improved attitude in second half, and when the replacements came on it was completely turned around. We were good value for the win on the balance, and honestly the margin flattered Munster in the end. Leinster did so much more with the ball, and looked the better overall team, 8 pts would have been fairer.

Brian O'Farrell

Would prefer a showy win, but a bugly one is better than defeat. Munster were really up for it, we did enough to stop them.

Des Darragh

That was a close one. Leinster running on fumes at the end, tackling on instinct but showed great mental strength. Scarlets will be tough. But always good to beat Munster no matter how it’s done.

Noel Hewson

Many thanks to all who offered opinions.

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