Sunday, August 11, 2019

Online comments after Ireland v Italy

A selection of the “keyboard warrior” reactions after the full-time whistle of our featured matches of the weekend.

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Richard Mifsud Typical first game of the season plagued with lack of cohesion and tempo. Pack looked pretty decent to start of. Interesting to see the swap over of the Tighthead and Loosehead with Porter and Ryan respectively moving across. Some good individual performances from (Ireland) Carbery, Conway, Beirne, Kearney, Porter, O’Donnell, Ruddock, Murphy, Farrell and Ringrose (Italy) Canna, Benvenuti, Budd and Palazanni. Much to work on for both sides

Conor Cronin It's one of those games where the lads were told "show them nothing". Unfortunately the coaching ticket meant the play book, while some players thought out meant do nothing to stand out.

I really hope this thing of short garryowen kicks isn't the plan. Yes some of our players are great in the air, Conway was particularly good, but from inside your own 22 to just outside is very risky play. Better teams would really punish us from that

Anton Phelan I will never get those few hours back I think Eddie summed it up abysmal

Jamie Bond ...massively changed Irish team. Most haven’t played in 3 months or more. Bar a few try’s left behind it’s pretty much what I expected from Ireland.

Dónal Foley Carbery's injury is the main takeaway, both sides were too rusty to make too much of that.

Gerald Williamson Thought Carty's kicking out of the hands behind the Italian defence infield before finding touch was good. Jean Klyne one to watch.

Henry Sellars Mediocre teams playing mediocre result. Lámh Asuas for Conway,Dave, Marmion and Beirne imo. Bad press for Carty in a 2min spell. Ross B. a bolter?.....

Sharon Murphy A lot of cobwebs to dust off yet

Brian Phillips Zzzzzzzzzzzzz

Martin Mc Cormack First game won nothing special a win is a win COYBIG!!!

Graham Lowen Vaguely familiar to the warm up to the last World Cup, I hope it’s not a sign of things to come 🤞

Warren Doyle I really do despair when I see these negative comments. Our men need support, support, support. Leave the criticism out, it's far too early to assess abilities.

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