John O'Shea is the man of the moment. The Waterford defender solidified himself as an Irish national hero last night with his dramatic late equaliser against the mighty Germans.
Irish hearts sank when Toni Kroos' edge of the box strike skidded into the Irish net off the post but O'Shea turned up to provide a Hollywood ending that lifted the nation's spirits. An equalising goal, against the World Cup champions, in the last minute, on his 100th cap, after he was just handed the captain's armband. It was a tale that seems too far-fetched for even the most psychotic Dream Team writer.
This tweet from golfer Shane Lowry really encapsulates Ireland's feelings towards John O'Shea after a memorable game in Germany.
If I could get my hands on John O Shea now I'd shift him. 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀
— Shane Lowry (@ShaneLowryGolf) October 14, 2014
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