Twitter reacts to Ireland's famous win against the All Blacks
The great and good of world sport were quick to pour praise on Ireland’s rugby heroes after their historic 40-29 win against the All Blacks in Chicago.
Joe Schmidt’s heroes pulled off one of the great victories in Irish sporting history as they secured a first victory against the New Zealand machine and it was not just rugby heroes who were eager to congratulate the heroes in green.
Here is the best of the Twitter reaction to the win, with former captain Brian O’Driscoll summing up the mood of the nation with two simple words:
So proud! 🇮🇪— Brian O'Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) November 5, 2016
Ireland golfing hero Rory McIlroy clearly didn’t know how to sum up his mood after the win, so he offered up this euphoric tweet:
Xjdjdosjnajshehebdbshsjdhchxnslapehdvzjsjdjskwkdhsjsks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) November 5, 2016
It wasn't just sporting giants who joined the chorus of celebration:
Go Ireland 🇮🇪 so deserved. Congratulations. #IREvNZL— Sean Fitzpatrick (@frontrow92) November 5, 2016
BOOOOOOOOOOM!!!! 🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 5, 2016
Ireland beat the mighty All Blacks for the 1st time. Magnificent performance. Great tribute to Anthony Foley.
What a bloody brilliant win. Historic ! Well played Ireland - my timeline will no doubt be full of apologies 😂😂😂😂😂👍🏼— Will Carling (@willcarling) November 5, 2016
I'm actually sick saying it. But we're some little country ☘☘☘☘☘🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪— Shane Lowry (@ShaneLowryGolf) November 5, 2016
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
This was the reaction of Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt: