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How Twitter reacted to Ireland's win against New Zealand

Published 06/11/2016

Ireland gave their fans something historic to celebrate
Ireland gave their fans something historic to celebrate

Ireland made history at Chicago's Soldier Field on Saturday with their first win over New Zealand, beating the All Blacks 40-29.

Here, Press Association Sport runs the rule over the best of the reaction on Twitter.

"Brilliant, totally brilliant - this result sets up Lions, confirms as many believe @AllBlacks getting carried away with their own publicity" - World Cup-winning former England rugby union coach Sir Clive Woodward (@CliveWoodward).

"Xjdjdosjnajshehebdbshsjdhchxnslapehdvzjsjdjskwkdhsjsks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" - golfer Rory McIlroy ( @McIlroyRory).

"Cannot believe that just happened .. congratulations Ireland . What a performance! Been a long time coming." One Direction member Niall Horan ( @NiallOfficial).

"Congratulations Ireland. A long time coming but deserved the win tonight. Someone's happy & it's not me @RonanOGara10"! - former New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter (@DanCarter).

"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" - former Ireland fly-half Ronan O'Gara (@RonanOGara10).

"To a man we were brilliant but @ConorMurray_9 once again was ridiculous!!!" - former Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll).

"I'm actually sick saying it. But we're some little country" - golfer Shane Lowry (@ShaneLowryGolf).

"That was a special inspired performance - so well done Ireland !!!" - golfer Paul McGinley ( @mcginleygolf).

"Amazing performance, well done IRELAND" - former jockey Tony McCoy (@AP_McCoy).

"Jesus lads, that was some craic!" - Ireland prop Cian Healy ( @ProperChurch).

"Holy Jaysus! Just woke up from a MAD dream - I was in Chicago and Ireland beat The All Blacks to win The World Series!!!" - Irish comedian Patrick Kielty. ( @PatricKielty).

"All Warren Gatland has to do is pick that @IrishRugby team for the @lionsofficial & it'll be 3-0 to us! Congrats Ireland some achievement!" - former England international Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10).

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