Thursday 23 February 2017

Shane Long, Conor McGregor, Paul McGrath and Piers Morgan react to Ireland's loss to France

Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

France's Antoine Griezmann as James McClean reacts. REUTERS
France's Antoine Griezmann as James McClean reacts. REUTERS

So the party is over for Ireland at Euro 2016 after a 2-1 defeat against host nation France, but the reaction on Twitter was predictably upbeat after a gallant effort in Lyon.

While supporters of some nations turn to violence when sporting disappointment afflicts them, the Irish tend to be a little less destructive and so it proved once more with an outpouring of praise for Martin O’Neill’s men.

From our great sportsmen to some of former Ireland heroes and a few journalists and Ireland fans, here is the best of the Twitter reaction on a day when we dared to dream and, ultimately, were forced to accept a less than palatable reality.
















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