Sunday, April 28, 2019

Online comments after Ulster 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.

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.

Dónal Foley There were plenty of positives. Handling let us down in key places.

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...

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 !

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!!


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

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

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

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

Garry Wynne Not a bad Leinster performance. 

McFadden's got another season in him?

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