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Twitter reacts to Ireland's famous win against the All Blacks

RugbyBy Kevin Palmer
Rob Kearney one of Ireland's heroes in Chicago
Rob Kearney one of Ireland's heroes in Chicago

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:

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:

It wasn't just sporting giants who joined the chorus of celebration:

This was the reaction of Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt: