Round up of the best tweets as Irish people all over the world celebrate Kellie Harrington's Olympic win
From Dara Ó Briain to President Higgins - Irish people all over have been expressing their support for Harrington today.
People all across the country have been in awe of Kellie Harrington's Olympic win as Irish people from all over the world are celebrating the victory today.
The Dubliner was facing reigning world champion, Beatriz Ferreira, in the women's lightweight final at Tokyo 2020 when she secured the gold for Ireland. The Brazilian had won her last 16 fights and had not lost a round at these Olympic games.
The fight was won unanimously at 10-9 to Harrington, who, after Michael Carruth and Katie Taylor, became only the third Irish boxer to win Olympic gold.
Following the event, Harrington said in an interview that the "whole country" was behind her, describing her win as "the stuff of dreams".
"There's been times in my career when people say the whole country is behind me. This time I really felt it," Harrington said following the event - and from what the internet has looked like today, it's hard not to agree with her.
If you missed out today, then here is a round up of the ten best tweets following the fight.
1: This very sleepy message of support from Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain.
Well done Kellie Harrington! A brilliant goal medal for Ireland. I’d love to say it was never in doubt but it looked like a brutal, petrifying flurry of punches in all directions; but she came out on top. Mighty stuff. You’ve done the county proud.
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) August 8, 2021
2: What a show of support.
Cork and Kilkenny fans stopping at Portland Row to congratulate Olympic gold medallist Kellie Harrington's family, before today's All-Ireland hurling semi-final at Croke Park. #GAA #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/HZaVZvM85O
— Eoin Ryan (@eoinryan101) August 8, 2021
3: Some kind words from President Higgins himself.
“My warmest congratulations to Kellie Harrington on winning her gold medal at the Olympic Games. Hers is an exceptional achievement, and she is an inspiration for us all.” #Tokyo2020 @sportireland @TeamIreland
— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) August 8, 2021
4: This priceless reaction.
“I didn’t even think anyone would be up watching”
Kellie Harrington reacts as @RTEsport’s @jacquihurley shows her the scenes from home as she boxed her way home to Olympic gold 🥇🇮🇪
What a moment… We’re not crying, we just have something in our eye… #TeamIreland #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/EmCzwdPLYC
— Team Ireland (@TeamIreland) August 8, 2021
5: Just when we thought she couldn't get any more incredible.
St Vincent’s Hospital Fairview, where Kellie Harrington works as a cleaner, says they’re delighted with their staff member!
“We are so proud of her and we look forward to seeing her back here at the hospital, at a time that’s convenient for her, in the coming days” pic.twitter.com/pk7w63h9PI
— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) August 8, 2021
6: What an incredible moment.
This was missed by RTE. A beautiful moment between all the medalists #kellieharrington pic.twitter.com/IpLgZKo5Wy
— damien o brien (@D_obsy) August 8, 2021
7: Magical indeed.
Magical💫 #kellieharrington Row 🇮🇪🥊🥇 pic.twitter.com/ZmFYTj17jm
— Dr. Norah Patten 🚀 (@SpaceNorah) August 8, 2021
8: This photo that says it all.
9: We're not crying, we just have something in our eye.
Kellie Harrington had us tearing up 😭 pic.twitter.com/G8rkrff9Zr
— The Olympic Games (@Olympics) August 8, 2021
10: We couldn't have said it better ourselves.
Changed to BBC when ads came on RTE, saw this. #kellieharrington getting them all in a hug. She really is a lovely person isn't she. #Olympics pic.twitter.com/FOXGByZIpu
— Lorraine Mitchell (@Lortino) August 8, 2021
She is indeed.