Sunday, September 13, 2020

Online comments after the Guinness Pro 14 Final

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.

Paul Smith Fair reward for the perfect Pro14 season. Conceding 8 points in 160 minutes of Rugby in the playoffs is a superb stat and speaks volumes for the Leinster D. Superb second half to put the finishing touch to a well deserved victory. Ross, Doris, Ringrose, Lowe all had justifiable claims to MOM and a massive call out to Keenan, but for once Tolland got it right, as VDF was incredible this evening. Part 1 of the double secured, let's wrap up part 2 in a few weeks πŸ’™. Allez Les Bleus !!!

Derek McGee If there's to be a hard border, best to get Leinster players to man it & keep the Ulstermen out 😏

Conor Cronin We're running out of superlatives for Leinster. Another complete performance. Strong in defence, strong in offence. We need to take an extra step up for sarries, but I can't imagine a team more able to do it. Undefeated in the competition all year is an outstanding bonus

Tom Clarke Back row were immense. Absolute quality

Gav Heg We gave away far too many needless penalties yet Ulster still couldn't do anything with it. We were far from our best, yet still won and won well. Dooris is the future, can't wait to see his stats. Now bring on salaries, the game we've been waiting for since Newcastle!!!!

Pamela Roantree πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ champions πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

Richard Mifsud Ulster were plucky but starting with our D we controlled that match from start to finish bar the faux pas for their try. Very controlled performance and easily our best post Lockdown. I said pre-match that we had a habit of turning up for the big matches and it happened again tonight. Match over after Robbie’s intercept TBH but I’m sure if I watched it again it was over as soon as James Lowe went over and Ross converted. Standouts for me JVDF, Caelan, Porter, Ross and Hugo Keenan. Seriously happy with that despite the stupid COVID πŸ˜ŠπŸ‰πŸ’™πŸ’™

Brenda Hearn πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ†πŸ†πŸ† 123....

Neil Keegan Leinster still not out of 3rd gear. Only worry is, will gear 4/5 be there if we need it. Can the switch be flipped if it hasn’t had to be switched in a long while?

Don’t think we’ll need 4th gear next weekend!
Big shift again!
Looking forward to the stats!


Chris McDonnell Put Doris to 8 and play Connors and JVDF at 6 and 7

Colin McConaghie Congratulations to Leinster, just too good for the rest of us at the minute. We had chances first half but didn’t take them, Leinster ruthless given a shift. JVDF was magnificent, played on the edge yes but all good 7’s do. I would have Ross Byrne starting for Ireland, he is just so reliable.

John O Halloran Yawn! Leinster winners, light years ahead at the moment. Playing with ease. Congratulations.

Joe Sheppard I am happy. A strange year but the right team won after the season's results and performances. I cannot UNDERSTATE just how much I want this 5th European *****

Ronan McManus Adequate against Ulster, and a solid end to a perfect Pro14, but I'd be worried about Vunipola coming through on those loose line outs next weekend.

Dave Murray Coaches get criticised for bad calls but Leo and the rest of the team deserved huge credit for the calls there today. Good rotation and able to keep things fresh whilst not having to go into 5th gear in my opinion. Bigger step up next week but looking forward to it

Craig Grehan Personally thought doris was motm. Vdf overrated I thought.

Andrew Potts Locking out a team for 75 mins in a final is incredible, a new generation is making their own standards. A great result by the team, front of house to boiler room.

Martin Loughrey Champtastic.

Aidan Donnelly Undefeated?
Unforgettable. And Unfinished....

Joe Fo Sho πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

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