Here's how Twitter reacted to the news that Declan Kidney would not have his contract renewed by the IRFU.
I have no hard feelings towards Declan Kidney and wish him all the best. Still, call was correct tho what happens next has to be done right.
— JL Pagano (@HarpinOnRugby) April 2, 2013
The IRFU has decided not to renew Declan Kidney's contract. We now have three unemployed irish coaches - O'Sullivan, Bradley and Kidney
— George Hook (@ghook) April 2, 2013
Best of luck to Declan Kidney a Grandslam and two Heinekens is some haul for any coach, right decision made by IRFU though.
— Oisin Langan (@Langanator) April 2, 2013
Whatever about the way it petered out, Kidney's rein delivered the most unforgettable high and for that I will always be grateful
— Ruaidhri O'Connor (@RuaidhriOC) April 2, 2013
Best memory of Declan Kidney was his paying tribute to juvenile coaches as building the foundations of the Grand Slam.
— Sport for Business (@SportforBusines) April 2, 2013
Now, which of our 'reputable' papers is going to resist the urge to use a Kidney based pun in a headline tomorrow? #kidneytransplant
— Shane O Leary (@shaneoleary1) April 2, 2013
Shame to see Declan Kidney's tenure peter out like it has but it shouldn't be forgotten what he did for Irish Rugby. #IRFU
— Cian Tracey (@CianTracey1) April 2, 2013
Sacking Kidney but leaving his coaching team to stay on isn't going to change much.
— Whiff of Cordite (@WhiffofCordite) April 2, 2013
Kidney off to be UCC Director of Sport, I hear.
— Conor Culkin (@ConorCulkin) April 2, 2013
Interesting lack of sentiment around Kidney departure, but Grand Slam victory in Wales still first and only time I've seen press box hugs.
— Ciarán Ó Raghallaigh (@Ciaran_O) April 2, 2013
Nice little upgrade from "McKenzie odds being shortened" story to "Kidney gone" in my four o'clock bulletin.
— Bernard O'Toole (@BernardOToole) April 2, 2013
I know very little about Ewen McKenzie, but I do like the idea of a prop coming in to coach Ireland.
— Neil Treacy (@neil_treacy) April 2, 2013
Les Kiss as interim Ireland coach, Ewen McKenzie to take over. What odds on Djuro Sen completing the @ruggamatrix coaching dream team?
— Andy McGeady (@andymcgeady) April 2, 2013