Rugby, bloody hell. Ireland's time has come. We have finally defeated the All Blacks. 111 years. It was a historic, massive, immense performance from the players and it was a heady, wild, frightening and ultimately beautiful 80 minutes for Irish fans on Twitter watching the game with two hands over their faces.
Around halftime, with Ireland leading 25-8, fans started to believe, sort of.
Apparently, this is New Zealand's highest half-time deficit in any test match ever. Get in, Conor Murray #IREvNZL
— Fintan Walsh (@FintanWalsh) November 5, 2016
And then the panicking started. The All Blacks were always going to comeback
Everyone has phoned their Granny to do the business and so the whole of Ireland is ablaze with candles right now #IREvNZL
— catherine (@cmcql) November 5, 2016
So this is what it's like to be a Mayo supporter
— Sylvester Hennessy (@Slyone1069) November 5, 2016
— Paul O'Brien (@WestCorkPaul) November 5, 2016
Me heart #IREvNZL
— Keith Barry (@KeithpBarry) November 5, 2016
— Ronzo Teilifís Eireann (@ronronzo) November 5, 2016
Every Irish rugby supporter right now #IREvNZL pic.twitter.com/jhF3o0G79U
— Declan Pierce (@DecPierce) November 5, 2016
For feck sake..! Still 10 mins left. It seems like about half an hour since there was 12 mins left..#IREvNZL
— Des Cahill (@sportsdes) November 5, 2016
Jesus, I tune into the rugby for 10 seconds and the bloody All-Blacks score a try. This is unbearable. #IREvNZL
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) November 5, 2016
I feel like I'm attending a collective wake on Twitter and the body is still sitting up in the coffin...#IREvNZL
— Brian Kelly (@brian_kelly22) November 5, 2016
But with the score 33-29, and the All Blacks seemingly ready to sink the dagger a la 2013, Ireland found another gear. Thanks in large part to Zebo and Murray.
Chicago will be drunk dry tonight! This is bonkers. #IREvNZL #Irishrugby #allblacksbeaten
— sean richards (@93swo) November 5, 2016
And then somehow, we did it
SCENES!!!!!!!! #IREVNZL Robbie Henshaw ya beaut #teamofus
— JackieMc (@Jackiem23) November 5, 2016
Yes yes yes #IREvNZL
— Lee Keegan (@leeroykeegan) November 5, 2016
Holy Jaysus! Just woke up from a MAD dream - I was in Chicago and Ireland beat The All Blacks to win The World Series!!! #WTF #IREvNZL
— Patrick Kielty (@PatricKielty) November 5, 2016
There won't be a goat nor cow milked between Chicago and Clara for the next month .
— Enda Lynch (@austinstacksabu) November 5, 2016
Ireland have beaten the All Blacks and Highland Reel has won the BC Turf. What time does Bernard Dunne fight?
— Richard Forristal (@R_Forristal) November 5, 2016
Pure class! Unbelievable performance! Very proud to be Irish this evening!
— Peter O'Mahony (@peterom6) November 5, 2016
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
— Ronan O Gara (@RonanOGara10) November 5, 2016
Yes ROG. pic.twitter.com/DenJwLrLVq
— Jamie Barrett (@jbarrett94) November 5, 2016