Sunday, September 02, 2018

Online comments after Cardiff Blues 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.

Lucky win in the end

Ceinwen Reilly

Rusty start but that’s allowed. Good thing was heads didn’t drop and we got result. Pretty tight up front but gaps in midfield a concern. Take the positives - a bonus point away win on a plastic pitch

Andrew Bailey

When you come at the know the rest!

Never out of the game!

Neil Keegan

A tough win on the road I'll take any day. An ugly win will count more for us than a canter down the line, and there'll be plenty for the review session.

Cian ร“ Muilleoir

Job done. not pretty but Leinster got the result in the end

Angela Cassin Jackson

Very sloppy at times.
Too many penalties.
Easy tries against us.


Eoin Michael Day

A win is a win. Good christening for the new away strip. Maybe they drew inspiration from the ref calling them 'green'. Coybib!!

Warren Doyle

Bench made big impact. Gibson Park excellent. Thought O Laughlin played well. Pack excellent

Jamie Donohoe

Defense was poor in first half by Leinster, was very sloppy by times a lot of easy Cardiff Blues tries scored against us lots of work to do before next game but lucky win ๐Ÿ˜‰

Michaela Monaghan

Fardy outstanding. Adam Byrne good in the air. Milli vanilli shite. Tracy and tubby Byrne good. Doris put in a great shift.

Gav Heg

Apart from Fardys brain dart of a quick line out which gave Cardiff their try just before H-T lol..... apart from that his usual great solid performance ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

Joe Sheppard

To many turnovers looked hard to play on that artificial pitch but great comeback and something to build on.

Tony Hatton

Bench made impact. New kit is shite. One thing I really enjoyed was Tommy, Donnacha and Luke doing commentary on eir sport. Finally anchor and pundits know what they’re talking about ๐Ÿ‘ More of it please.

Sebastian Brennan

Fcuk it - we were blessed. Only Fardy, Ruddock, Dorris, and McFadden were up to the standard required .. subs made a difference imho.

Jim Kelly

2 Cardiff supporters standing behind us at d game talking about how good it was to have the 2 best teams in Europe playing each other here in Cardiff this eve. Hadn’t the heart to tell them winning the Challenge Cup doesn’t make u the 2nd best team in Europe ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Good to keep fighting to the end & get a win on the road. Some of the subs made a difference I think. Hope Barry Daly is ok after going off so early

Elaine Cully

Well, at least we still know how to win playing badly. That's not nothing.
Defence and breakdown needs to improve, though picking a more balanced back row will help there when we get one of our opensides back.

End of the day though it's 5 points in the bag.

Dรณnal Foley

Not sure how Leinster won that. Looked a bit pedestrian all evening, batter around the sides, box kick, some poor defending and turnovers. Yet dig out the win, JGP had a bit of fizz about him but nothing before that

Andrew Potts

Let in some very soft tries & got a couple of soft ones to win ugly in the end - great spirit & bench performance, proves how deep the squad still is which is great!! hope there’s a reckoning in the review sessions & last years standards apply!

Johnny Grimes

Ross Byrne can’t move a backline. He can kick but getting a backline to attack is just not something he can do. Molony was very good along with Fardy ( minus the brain fart) Ruddock and Doris the rest of the pack were ok, all the bench made a difference and luke Mc needs to stop kicking the ball.

Chris McDonnell

A well deserved win in terms of tactical intervention and determination, but fundamentals left a lot to be desired.

Still I’d argue that’s easily fixed, especially at this stage of the season.

Killian O'Criodain

Thought the lads in the studio were dire. They really need a proper anchor. Camerawork was awful. Several key moments were missed because the producer wasn't on the ball.
Toland is a good co commentator.

As for they performance, 5 points is not to be sniffed at.

Cormac Mannion

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