The Twitter reaction to Ireland’s Euro 2016 draw with Sweden
Social media was very much alive and kicking during the 90 minutes in Paris
Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan celebrates scoring their first goal against Sweden in the Euro 2016 Group E clash. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho
Ireland’s 1-1 draw with Sweden at the Stade de France was, on the whole, two points dropped.
Martin O’Neill’s side were excellent for 48 minutes and took the game to Sweden.
However, after Wes Hoolahan broke the deadlock in that 48th minute they sat back and invited the Swedish pressure.
An equaliser was inevitable and it duly came, as cruel as it was, from the head of Ciarán Clark.
Nonetheless it’s already better than 2012. With that there was quite the reaction on Twitter.
We could be struggling here without the League Of Ireland. Have a little think about that @FAIreland— Padraig Amond (@padraigamond21) June 13, 2016
For all the joking/abuse, Glenn Whelan is so vital to this team and gets through an unreal amount of work. #IREvSWE— Ewan MacKenna (@EwanMacKenna) June 13, 2016
A Zlatanesque finish that from Hoolahan #IREvSWE— Mark Chapman (@markchapman) June 13, 2016
I am available to marry anyone Irish or Swedish #IREvSWE— Richard Osman (@richardosman) June 13, 2016
A result that neither side wanted, and over the 90 minutes Sweden probably didn’t deserve. #IREvSWE— Philip O'Connor (@philipoconnor) June 13, 2016
Delighted for Wes Hoolahan on his goal tonight too. Sublime finish. Up there with the best goals we've scored at tournaments #IREvSWE— Karl O'Shaughnessy (@OShaughnessyK) June 13, 2016
— Alan Kelly (@alanrefkelly) June 13, 2016
Wes Hoolahan now has as many Euros goals as Ruud Gullit and Raul. — Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) June 13, 2016
Superb approach play from Seamus Coleman, fabulous finish from Wes Hoolahan. Right foot. #irl lead deservedly.— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) June 13, 2016
What a fabulous goal for The Republic of Ireland's Wes Hoolahan. Much more preferable to talk of Hoolahan's strikes than hooligan's strikes.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 13, 2016
Also, Ireland's football history continues to essentially be the ranking of 1-1 draws, with the difference being when the goals come.— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) June 13, 2016