Though Ireland's World Cup journey was all too brief down under, the achievement of the Girls in Green in reaching the finals and putting in three commendable performances in their group games will live long in the memory.
The highlight of the World Cup was undoubtedly Katie McCabe's stunning goal straight from a corner against Canada in the second group game, but the opener against Australia was also a truly special occasion.
In front of nearly 80,000 fans at Stadium Australia in Sydney, the Irish team had a strong contingent of followers in the stands, as they took to the pitch for their first ever game at a major tournament.
Ultimately, the might of hosts Australia proved too much, but Ireland showed that they have the potential to reach this stage again with a brave performance on the opening day of the tournament.
The Matildas have since progressed to the semi-finals of the tournament, defeating France in one of the greatest penalty shootouts in recent memory on Saturday morning Irish time to reach the last four on home soil.
Australia has been swept up by World Cup fever - and one Aussie comedian, Hi Josh, shared a hilarious video of some vintage bad lip reading to footage of the opening game of their campaign against Ireland.
Australia v Ireland: Comedian delivers brilliant bad lip-reading throwback to World Cup opener
Hi Josh, a comedian hailing from Australia, has joined in the recent buzz in his country, as the Matildas seek to win their first ever World Cup - and on Australian soil.
They will face England in the semi-finals on Wednesday, with the winner facing Spain or Sweden in the decider on Sunday August 20.
The focus of Hi Josh's most recent sketch video, however, was the first game of this World Cup, as he put together an outstanding "bad lip reading" of the opener against Ireland.
— Hi Josh (@hijosh) August 11, 2023
Some of the highlights include Sam Kerr's "I should be happy, but I'm hungry" from the bench, the interaction between two Irish fans in the crowd when one turns to the other saying, "and you are?" and the Aussie players' protestations against Katie McCabe merely sitting on the ground.
The best of all, however, is Vera Pauw's apparent terror on seeing a "ghost."
The video as a whole had us in stitches - and, evidently, some of the Matildas players have seen the video.
Arsenal's Australia striker Caitlin Foord was a big fan, and commented on the video when Hi Josh shared it to Instagram, saying: "😂😂😂 so good."
We wonder if Katie McCabe and her Ireland teammates have also seen the brilliant video.