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.
Sean MacDonnchadha 3rd string going away to a tough place and giving a decent account of themselves - May be disappointed with themselves cause the win was there to be taken however. Jimmy at 15 looks dangerous, Baird and Connors very busy and physical. Tomane still not living up to his potential. DK had a game to forget.
Games like this are really good opportunities to give the academy team game time. Important for us with so many semi finals and finals in the coming weeks.— Killian Byrne (@killianbyrne) April 27, 2019
Fair play to Ulster on getting through such a close encounter. #ULSvLEI
Dónal Foley There were plenty of positives. Handling let us down in key places.
Great win for an inexperienced side!— Callum Whitten (@CallumWhitten) April 27, 2019
On another note - Clancy had a shocker!#ULSvLEI #GUINNESSPRO14 #SUFTUM https://t.co/TFwYcAQ03E
Alan Murphy Quick question. I didn’t think an 8 could channel the ball in a scrum with his hand. Rae did it at every scrum in our 22 prior to their 2nd half try. Can an 8 channel a ball through the second row with his hand?
Stephen Girvin (reply) ...he can’t pull it back with his hands and then keep it in and drive on...
Well, that was a match anyway. Shite second half but for a nothing game, can’t really complain. Some seriously talented youngsters on both sides there. #ULSvLEI— Devaluing a league near you (@IWasAPirateOnce) April 27, 2019
Colin Mcconaghie As an Ulster fan was a more enjoyable game than I thought it would be. Two second/ third string teams who give their all. Nice for Ulster to come out on top for a change !
Fair play to joy Neville she must be the only touch judge in world rugby calling offside. Clancy on the other hand is a probably the worst thing in Irish rugby. Not telling Leinster they have advantage after that high tackle. Then calling advantage over!!!! Muppet! #ULSvLEI— Stereo Mike (@stereo_mike) April 27, 2019
Craig Walker I actually thought it was a great game & a great performance by two young teams!!
Whether an 8 can channel the ball back or a player can get away with a headbutt neither team should feel shitty about that game. We both turned up & gave a good performance!!
I think the future is bright for both of us!!
Very decent result for Ulster. As expected, both teams looked somewhat disjointed, but both sides brought a pleasing amount of patience and intensity. Considering how Ulster's second choice guys have struggled until now, this will stand to them. #ULSvLEI— Thomas Moroney (@tmoroney4697) April 27, 2019
Richard Mifsud Strangely pleased after a defeat. Expected a loss going into the match TBH but the lads played very well in patches and I was happy with some performances. Really confused how Ulster got over for the Rae try so looking forward to your analysis. Great experience for those young lads. Really happy with Ross Byrne’s captaincy. Great outings for Jack McGrath and Noel Reid. Joe Tomane too has improved. Future is really bright and extremely blue 🔵🏉 #COYBIB
Johnny Pullen (reply) Tomane is steadily getting there
Jaysis! That’s some roar from the Ravenhill faithful all the same #ULSvLEI— Sarah Lennon (@sarahlennon08) April 27, 2019
Noel Hewson Ferg was lucky not to see red. Thought ref was patchy but when is it not in the Pro 14. Created some good chances. Young Jimmy looked good at 15. Hope Barry Daly’s injury is not bad. Big few weeks going.
Joan Breen Best team won
Enjoyable game at Ravenhill. A draw probably would have been a fair result but with McFadden deserving to be sent off, an Ulster win is fair enough. Special mention for Marcus Rea who was brilliant making his debut #ULSvLEI— Matt Cassidy (@Cass_maitias) April 27, 2019
Paul Smith Fergus was very lucky not to see red. Other than that we played ok. Good experience for the young lads. Tough kicking conditions probably cost us the win but ultimately it was a means nothing game so hard to get too bothered one way or another. The real end to the season starts in 2 weeks time.
Gavin Doyle Hopefully our last defeat of the season! #DoubleDouble
Joy Neville is really fucking good. Pity we'll never get reffed by her #ULSvLEI— Three Red Kings (@threeredkings) April 27, 2019
Peter Murphy Leinster left it on the field, defence was superb #proudtobeblue
Odran John OBrien Well done Ulster but again in a Pro14 game the refereeing was awful
Unlucky 14-13 loss away from home but very impressed with the @KingspanStadium @UlsterRugby #ULSvLEI #LeinsterRugby pic.twitter.com/CXHP5ay95f— Colin Mehigan 🇪🇺 (@colinmehigan) April 28, 2019
Garry Wynne Not a bad Leinster performance.
McFadden's got another season in him?
Congrats to Ulster worthy winners on the day. Far from a classic match but it had its moments. Good experience for a lot of youngsters. It's all knockout rugby now...time for Leinster to make the most of our two weeks off before Newcastle.#ULSvLEI #GuinnessPro14 #COYBIB— Harpin' On Rugby 🏉 (@HarpinOnRugby) April 27, 2019
Many thanks to all who offered opinions.
Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP