Sunday, May 19, 2019

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.

David Lawlor I think it's just shown the gulf between the two teams, Munster were never really in it and a 3 point return for the second half shows it. Glasgow will be a different prospect altogether but if we keep our D tight then we'll be OK.

Conchubhar MacGhuidhir JVdF an absolute legend 👍🇾🇪

Andrew Potts A tale of two back rows, the score was the difference between a 6,7 and 8 and 3/8s

Carmel Daly Absolutely what Leinster is all about. Massive all team performance #COYBIB

Neil Keegan That team was hungry. Munster, in fairness, showed up and fought hard. That’s a compliment to that team with the ghost of another losing semi final ahead of them

But at the end of the day, the gap in class was evident. Leinster strangled the positivity out of Munster and that is just a killer!

Bring on Glasgow!

When you come at the kings, best not miss.

DeeDee O'Malley Great game, fab finish. Congratulations Leinster x

Chris McDonnell Munster's 2 half backs were well off. They didn't fire a shot. If one up runners is all you have v 14 men well good luck with that.

Anton Phelan Munster were always going to give it all against Leinster from the get go but offered little in the second half

Conor Cronin I said on show 3 blokes a ball and BOD that I couldn't see who would create a spark for munster to get them past and scoring tries. A big blue wall of defense was always in their way. The mental strength to come back from last week and get the win, overcome tired and loss like that to be so strong... I'm very proud of that team. Working hard for each other and the fans. Of course there are things to work on, but a great result. Fascinating to spread out wide to 2 props and a hooker, and get the try!

Reenen Stenekamp Van Graan is overrated.

Sean Michaels Although Munster were the busier team in the first half they still didn’t offer much, Leinster were quite content to soak up the pressure. Second half showed what Leinster are about, some great individual efforts, especially Scott Fardy when he came on to replace Devin. Sean Cronin’s try must be a contender for try of the season, hope Uncle Joe was watching. Once JS came on the whole side seemed galvanised into raising their game, he made a tremendous difference when he came on. Bench was superb with a special mention to Andrew Porter, that performance will book his seat for Japan

Kathryn Keegan Great game well done both teams

Cian Greally Good win, great to see Josh back and firing. Munster look to be still a long way off at the top level. Maybe no harm flannery and Jones are going as they look like a team that needs new ideas. Big summer ahead for them

Derek McGee Now that Hugh Jackman has retired from playing Wolverine, can we campaign to get Josh van der Flier the gig? That boy's powers of recovery are a Marvel...
(Not even sorry)

Andy Blount Munster were the better team first half, definitely came to front up. Second half was a different story, Leinster were class and showed why we are champions. I wonder what’s going through Joeys head? 😂

Garry Wynne (reply to Andy Blount) Munster worked harder to be sure but I dont think that made them better. It was a better chance for them to kick it out at 6 all rather than play on knowing Leinster had the stronger bench.

Colin McConaghie Fairly comfortable for Leinster in the end without ever really going beyond second or third gear. Munster fronted up but just don’t have enough going forward at the minute to struggle the top teams. Fitting that the winners of the conferences meet in the final. Think it will be a bit more open given Glasgow’s free flowing style

James Griffin Congrats and best wishes to your team for a win next weekend.

Gerald Williamson Firstly as a Leinster fan I am delighted for the win. The defence was good although the line out still needs sorting out especially against Glasgow next week. Fantastic to see JVF back at his best my MOTM , what a player. Hard luck to Munster, they will need a lot of sorting out both on and off the pitch.

Leinster will need to step up a gear if they are to overcome a Glasgow team on a rampage at present after their win against Ulster.

Rob McGee Keith Earls is wasted with the Munster gameplan. He should come up on loan for a little while :p

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