Irish bask in Chicago glory; Woodward lashes All Blacks

6:38 AM GMT

Ireland’s leading golfers and One Direction’s Niall Horan are just some of the people basking in the glory of Emerald Isle’s shocking victory over the All Blacks in Chicago.

A 111-year drought came to an end Saturday in the Windy City, as Ireland stunned New Zealand 40-29 in front of packed house at Soldier Field — just a few days after the Chicago Cubs clinched the World Series for the first time in 108 years.

Social media was abuzz following the thrilling contest, with Irish eyes smiling across the globe. Horan joined Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry and Paul McGinley in praising the efforts of Joe Schmidt’s side, with former world No.1 McIlroy, in particular, delirious in his excitement.


— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) November 5, 2016

Cannot believe that just happened .. congratulations Ireland . What a performance! Been a long time coming . ☘️☘️☘️

— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) November 5, 2016

I’m actually sick saying it. But we’re some little country ☘☘☘☘☘

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