Thursday 25 April 2019

How Twitter reacted to Northern Ireland progressing at Euro 2016

Rory McIlroy saluted Northern Ireland's achievement
Rory McIlroy saluted Northern Ireland's achievement

Northern Ireland's achievement in getting through the group stage at Euro 2016 was celebrated in France and back home.

Despite the 1-0 defeat to Germany, a 2-0 win for Turkey over the Czech Republic meant Northern Ireland were guaranteed to finish as one of the best four third-placed sides in the six groups.

Turkey were thanked, goalkeeper Michael McGovern was tipped for a big move after his stand-out show, and actress Bronagh Waugh made an almighty noise.

Here is a selection of Twitter reaction to Northern Ireland reaching the last 16:

Northern Irish boxing hero Carl Frampton (@RealCFrampton): "Straight out to celebrate with a kebab and a shave #Tur #NIR"

Snooker star Mark Allen (@pistol147): "Get in there!! Bring on the last 16!!! #GAWA"

Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty (@LaffK): "If this guy @mcgov12 doesn't get the move he deserves then footballs a funny old game. Deserves everything that's about to come his way"

Actress Bronagh Waugh (@bronaghwaugh): "YESSSSSSS*!!! *screaming louder than #MegRyan in the deli 'orgasm' scene in #WhenHarryMetSally"

Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody (@garysnowpatrol): "We did it! We're guaranteed a place in the last 16. Dreamland! Well done all the Norn Iron squad and staff. This is epic. So happy! Yeooo!"

Golf major winner Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory): "Last 16!!! #GAWA"

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