It's almost a cliche to say it, but yesterday's defeat against France was a valiant one.
An incredibly powerful and physical performance by Ireland wasn't enough to stave off a reinvigorated France in the second half, despite numerous attempts and strong play by Darren Randolph.
Twitter was a sea of emotions from the very beginning, of course. It all began with Robbie Brady's awe-inspiring penalty in the opening two minutes - the fastest goal in the tournament - and from there, so goes the story.
— President of Ireland (@IrishPresident) June 26, 2016
Keep in mind, that's a parody account - but, still, you never know with Michael D.
— Louise Denvir (@LouiseDenvir) June 26, 2016
We need to rename this road Robbie Brady Rd. All in favour?
We already got revenge on the French from what we do with their baguettes #IRLFRA
— 3 Times A Brady (@PunLovinLad) June 26, 2016
True, in fairness.
— Orla. (@OrlaOC_98) June 26, 2016
Kanté make jokes at a time like this.
Could be worse. At least we're still in the EU. #IRLFRA
— Kate Maria (@KateMariaGlobal) June 26, 2016
Fun viral videos will drop by 88% now. #irlfra
— Des Bishop ??? (@Desbishop) June 26, 2016
There won't be a tyre changed in Lyon tonight.
— Eamonn (@eamonn_916) June 26, 2016
He'd murder the defence. Literally.
— Antoin Beag Ó Colla (@AntoinBeag) June 26, 2016
We also have Liam Neeson, Michael Fassbender, the Gleesons and Michael D. Higgins. Who have the French got? Jean Reno? That short-arse Sarkozy?! HAH.
Glass half full, some great young Irish players coming through and thanks to Brexit we will have new batch with new Irish passport???#IRLFRA
— Colin O Brien (@Colin0Brien1) June 26, 2016
That's the only upside to Brexit so far.
— liam cunningham (@liamcunningham1) June 26, 2016
We even had Ser Davos standing behind us. What a shame.