TWEETS: The reaction to Fiona Steed's appearance on TV3's World Cup panel today
A mostly positive reaction.
Shane Byrne, Shane Jennings and Fiona Steed were the panelists on TV3's coverage of the World Cup quarter final between South Africa and Wales today.
The former Ireland women's rugby captain's appearance evoked a big reaction on social media with the majority being hugely positive but a few people weren't happy with it.
Here are the tweets.
— Conor Culkin (@ConorCulkin) October 17, 2015
Someday I won't be surprised when I see a female commentator on a sport prog. Fiona Steed knows the game inside out
— Dr Cara Daly (@CaraTDaly) October 17, 2015
Kudos to @TV3Rugby2015 having Fiona Steed on the panel for #WALvSA.
It will be seen as a ballsy decision, but it shouldn't be.
— Andy McGeady (@andymcgeady) October 17, 2015
Great to see @fionasteed as commentator on rugby. Well done @tv3
— Mary Dorgan (@dorgandunmore) October 17, 2015
Great stuff from TV3 to have Fiona Steed on the panel. And better again, not treating her as a curiosity.
— Malachy Clerkin (@MalachyClerkin) October 17, 2015
Fiona Steed insights into the game are much better than Matt Williams. Bravo #TV3Rugby
— Fiona Power (@FionaPower9) October 17, 2015
— Shane (@ItsGillen) October 17, 2015
— Éadaoin Murphy (@Eadaoin_Murphy) October 17, 2015
Finally, a woman gives her opinion as a rugby analyst on an Irish TV panel. Thanks to TV3 for breaking the gender monotony. #RugbyWorldCup
— Una Mullally (@UnaMullally) October 17, 2015
Enjoying Fiona Steed's analysis on TV3, clearly well researched and succinct contributions this evening
— Will O'Callaghan (@willocallaghan) October 17, 2015
We watched the coverage this afternoon and thought Fiona's contribution was insightful and entertaining throughout. A job well done.