Twitter reacts to Ireland's epic win over New Zealand
The boys in green won 40-29 in Chicago on Saturday night00:14 Sunday 6 November 2016, 0:14 6 Nov 2016
Ireland's win over New Zealand will live long in the memory after a brilliant result in Chicago.
The Boys in Green were hailed for their performance by their coach, but fans, pundits and former players alike took to Twitter in the wake of a historic win to congratulate the team.
Last time an Irish team beat New Zealand was 1978 with Brendan Foley as lock. Today Ireland won after a minute silence for his son. #IREvNZL— Elaine Byrne (@ElaineByrne) November 5, 2016
While Irish players were quick to share their joy online, a number of other rugby stars also recognised what a big night it was for the sport and, in particular, the Boys in Green.
Guiness stocks r about to go through the roof tonight.. 🍀🏉#NZLvIRE— Matt Giteau (@giteau_rugby) November 5, 2016
So proud! 🇮🇪— Brian O'Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) November 5, 2016
Special moments with a special group! I've never experienced an Irish crowd like that! Thank u… https://t.co/dSY9x4MVUS— jamie heaslip (@jamieheaslip) November 5, 2016
Pure class! Unbelievable performance! Very proud to be Irish this evening!— Peter O'Mahony (@peterom6) November 5, 2016
They were all heroes but what a leader this guy is! pic.twitter.com/q5upmynzME— Ulster Rugby (@UlsterRugby) November 5, 2016
Ronan O'Gara was in good form in Paris, alongside another recognisable figure who was not quite as pleased with the result.
Oh to be an Irish rugby player today.. what a feeling..ye are some warriors..get up ye boyo's.. gutted to be missing the session in Chicago— Ronan O Gara (@RonanOGara10) November 5, 2016
Of course, there's only one sporting curse still to be broken after this week...
Chicago Cubs win after 108 years.— Enda Kenny (@EndaKennyTD) November 5, 2016
Ireland win after 111 years.
Mayo to win after 66 years.
Let's do it lads!#IREvNZL
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