Friday 23 March 2018

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

Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

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.

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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