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Irish Public Blown Away By Titanic Peter O'Mahony Performance

Irish Public Blown Away By Titanic Peter O'Mahony Performance
By Eoin Harrington

They've finally done it: after winning in Chicago and twice on home soil, Ireland finally beat the All Blacks in a test in New Zealand on Saturday morning.

The historic result means Ireland have now beaten the All Blacks four times in their last seven outings, and it was a fully deserved win in a controversial game.

There were countless brilliant performances on the Irish team, with Tadhg Beirne, Caelan Doris, Johnny Sexton, and Josh van der Flier all putting in huge shifts.

One man, however, stood above all else. Munster's Peter O'Mahony was the hero of the day, popping up in every breakdown and even contributing a ludicrously good 50-22 which ultimately led to the final score of the match for Ireland.

It's no secret that O'Mahony is one of the greats of his generation of Irish rugby players - and the Irish public paid tribute to his excellence in the aftermath of the game.

Ireland 23-12 All Blacks: All hail Peter O'Mahony

It was an historic occasion in Dunedin on Saturday, as Ireland took a first test win over the All Blacks on New Zealand soil. After last week's defeat in the first test of the three-game series, Saturday's win was an emotional affair for Irish fans.

Ireland's win against the All Blacks was one of the biggest achievements in the country's rugby history, but it was not without controversy.

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Despite excellence across the park from Ireland, they were on the end of some shocking refereeing decisions in the first half. Needless to say, many of the Irish public were less than impressed with the decisions from referee Jacko Peyper.

Thankfully, the officiating did not cost Ireland, and they were able to take a decisive 23-12 win thanks to two tries from Andrew Porter.

Porter was excellent, alongside many others in green, but Peter O'Mahony was the darling of Ireland's eye in the aftermath of the full-time whistle. The reaction from the Irish public ranged from appreciation for his terrific mentality and rugby brain, to affection for his beautiful moments of shithousery.

Peter O'Mahony. A true national treasure getting the appreciation he deserves after a historic first win for Ireland against the All Blacks down under.

SEE ALSO: Ireland Shafted By Poor Refereeing In Surreal First Half

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