TWEETS: BOD and Leinster fans react to news that Ian Madigan is off to France 5 years ago

TWEETS: BOD and Leinster fans react to news that Ian Madigan is off to France

#ThanksMads

The news that Ian Madigan is off to France this summer to join Bordeaux Bègles in the French Top 14 (just in time for Ireland v Belgium in Euro 2016 on 18 June maybe!) wasn't wholly unexpected but it has still raised plenty of talking points about the state of Irish rugby.

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Overall, it's a resoundingly positive, if rueful reaction from Irish rugby fans to Madigan's big decision:

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BOD wasn't passing up yet another opportunity to have a dig at Adam Ashley-Cooper:

But he also had this to say:

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Many wondered why he couldn't play for another Irish province:

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There was inevitably fingers pointed at Met Éireann:

And there was obviously some tributes to The Hair:

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So long Mads.