Sunday, May 13, 2018

Online comments after Leinster v Racing 92

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.

⭐⭐⭐⭐.....enough said

Sean De Cuirtรฉis

Didn't play well at all today, but great teams find a way to win. 4 stars happy days

Cian Greally

It needs to be said because it gets lost in the euphoria. Barnes is sub standard with constant potential to impact result Hard calls against Leinster and a really soft high tackle call against Racing few minutes from end

Andrew Bailey 

The drive for five starts here

ร‰amonn Rogers

You only need to be leading at the end! Well done boys! ๐Ÿ’™⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️๐Ÿ’™

Shane O'Regan

Poor game but there's still going to be ⭐⭐⭐⭐ over the crest

Bert McLoughlin 

Take nothing from Racing, they could have done it, but the best teams find a way and Leinster were the best team today. Let the celebrations begin, ⭐⭐⭐⭐ will look fantastic on next season's jersey.

Paul Smith

Good teams win when they play badly. This could be the start of a dynasty. And James Ryan? Wow. 21. Bloody hell.

Derek Tormey

Leinster won despite themselves & Barnes who had a shocker. But ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ is all that matters

Richard Collumb 

I need to shop for a set of underpants

Lorcan Murphy

My heart isn't the better for it, but my god I love Leinster!!!

Conor Cronin

Very close but well deserved when you consider the whole season. We've been the most consistent side in Europe. Barnes was terrible

Jamie Donohoe 

Ugly rugby but sometimes ugly rugby is what you need to win !

Ian Fitzpatrick

Both teams equally shite but we held our nerve just a tad longer!!!!
CHAMPIONร‰!!!! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Aoibhin Kenny

Shows the value of having players who can hang tough when it needs to be done . I felt confident we would win it up until the 70 min mark when they nudged ahead again. But then that old dog of war Isa saw us at home. What a player what a man

Wayne O Brien 

Thoughts on Leinster - Racing consist of 3 words.


Bernard Byrne


I think what makes me the most proud is that Racing are A billionaire backed team with a large contingent of mercenaries, there as Leinster players are largely Leinster born and bred. A fantastic result. Looking forward to having a look at the full time stats. I think they might reveal a large element of the Luck of the Irish today. Hard luck to racing, I was convinced they'd win for most of that game but I'm a Leinster man so I'm delighted all the same.

Martin Loughrey

Just on the bus leaving the stadium. Heart full, voice gone, overall relieved and ecstatic! We beat Racing, the ref and touch judges! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Liz Power 

Fair play to Racing. After losing Lambe and Carter they still were able to keep us at the bay. Nacewa and Sexton managed the team perfectly today chasing the score for most of the game. At the end of the day the most consistent team of the tournament won. We are the champions ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sebastian Brennan

Didn't play to our potential in attack, but we did enough. CHAMPIONS!!!!!
Needs to be said; Isa for president as soon as Michael D is gone.

Dรณnal Foley

Still in Bilbao... 4 Stars! GO LEINSTER. Worth the trip to see their hard work this season pay off. So proud of the Team ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Sandra O'Brien 

Bought in heavy-weights v a Province that knows what it’s doing.

Gary Cosgrave

The day was rainy The Racing 92 were up for it and Leinster were nervous having seen what they did to Munster. But the longer it went on the more I was waiting for Leinster to take over and win it. In the end they won it with a Penalty . I think Leinster were afraid to lose this game and just didn't get going, Not taking anything away from Racing Because they were in Leinster's face all day long.

Michael Hatton

Jesus. Cold. Zero % booze. Help. Awful. Ecstatic. Joyous. Bed. X

Catherine Kavanagh 

The mark of a top class team, can get the result even when it's not the ideal type of game, as well as winning in style which Leinster had already done throughout the tournament

Ciarรกn Elster

neither team ever looked like getting a try. a terrible game somewhat ruined by an inept Barnes but Racing did far better than expected.

Gav Heg

1) good teams win when they play well. Great teams win when they play badly
2) not a game for the neutrals....or almost the fans even! And as for the way we won, it’s not the way I’d chose to win, but it is a win and I’ll take it and be proud. A painful way for a worthy opposition to lose though
3) but, we did it, and deserved it!
4) I think I love Leo Cullen? 
6) I definitely love love LOVE Isa (I’ll never let go Isa!)
7) Feckin delighted for Stuart Lancaster. A wonderful coach and a lovely man who got the vindication he deserves. I really hope he’s as proud and happy with this success as I am on his behalf ๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸผLeinster Rugby

Nathalie Chong 

It was like a heavyweight boxing bout. Trading blows for 12 rounds without giving an inch!

Leinster attacked and had the most forward momentum, but it hit that Racing defensive wall every time. Leinster kept at it and took their chance when available. Hard fought game that could have gone either way really.

The two long range kicks that Johnny missed I thought should have went to the corner. That being said with hindsight of course.

A fantastic European campaign topped off by beating the top opposition. Can’t say more deserved than that. Especially delighted for Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster. They had a rough beginning with fans questioning the appointments (particularly in Leo’s case). They stuck with it through a few tough seasons of rebuilding and came out the other side. Enjoy the pints lads!!!

Damian Scott

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