Wednesday 22 February 2017

Shane Long and Paul McGrath lead the celebrations after Ireland's big win in Austria

Published 12/11/2016 | 20:49

Shane Long and Paul McGrath led the chorus of praise for Ireland’s heroes as they secured a famous 1-0 win against Austria in Vienna.

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James McClean’s second half strike was enough to seal all three World Cup qualifying points for a confident Ireland team that were worthy of a win that could have been cemented by a wider margin against their uninspired opponents.

Martin O’Neill’s side now head into the winter break for international matches in a strong position to challenge for top spot in Group D, with the reaction on Twitter confirming the significance of the triumph:

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