Twitter reacts to Ireland's epic win over New Zealand

The boys in green won 40-29 in Chicago on Saturday night

Ireland, New Zealand,

Image: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Ireland's win over New Zealand will live long in the memory after a brilliant result in Chicago.

The Boys in Green were hailed for their performance by their coach, but fans, pundits and former players alike took to Twitter in the wake of a historic win to congratulate the team. 

While Irish players were quick to share their joy online, a number of other rugby stars also recognised what a big night it was for the sport and, in particular, the Boys in Green.

Ronan O'Gara was in good form in Paris, alongside another recognisable figure who was not quite as pleased with the result.

Of course, there's only one sporting curse still to be broken after this week...