Irish sporting stars enthralled by Super Bowl as Patriots claim victory
A wide range of Irish athletes were glued to their television sets through the night as the dramatic football action and half-time show gripped viewers.
Tom Brady made NFL history by tossing four scores and 328 yards to surpass his childhood hero Joe Montana for the most touchdowns in Super Bowl history as the New England Patriots claimed their fourth Super Bowl title with a thrilling 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Arizona.
Many stayed up to watch the action unfold, with the half-time show as much a talking point for some as the clash of the two giants came down to the last play of the game.
Here was some of the reaction in the early hours of Monday morning.
Come On Defence - have to hold out #GoPats— Daniel Goulding (@D_GGs) February 2, 2015
I'll say it again Lenny kravitz is one cool ass dude!— Sean St Ledger (@seanstledger12) February 2, 2015
GAME ON!!!! #SuperBowl— Cathal Pendred (@PendredMMA) February 2, 2015
I'm with Seahawks purely because I'm in their defensive video... #ShoulderTackle— Cian Healy (@ProperChurch) February 1, 2015
Get ready for Katy Perry to take over your social media ...#SuperBowl— Mark McHugh (@MarkMcHugh1) February 2, 2015
Can't wait to hear what Lynch has to say in his post game press conference...oh wait. Brady MVP but Seahawks left it out there #SB49— Tomás Quinn February 2, 2015
Is this actually happening?— Patrick Horgan (@Hoggie088) February 2, 2015