Tuesday 6 December 2016

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

Published 26/06/2016 | 17:48

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.

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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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