Shane Ross and Micheál Martin both send incredibly embarrassing messages to the Irish team after their win 4 months ago

Shane Ross and Micheál Martin both send incredibly embarrassing messages to the Irish team after their win

Christ, these are awful.

Right now, every single Irish rugby player and supporter must be feeling ten-foot tall because now that another unwanted record against New Zealand has been put to the sword, there's the matter of a final Autumn International before the Six Nations begins.

After that, we're in Rugby World Cup mode.

Of course, nobody should be losing the run of themselves, Ireland have never progressed past the quarter-final stages and as the last World Cup showed, injuries to key players can easily derail momentum,  but that famous 16-9 win against the All Blacks has laid down a serious marker for the rest of the world.

On this note, it's obvious that most people will want to join in with the celebrations as Ireland finally recorded a win over New Zealand on home soil.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin felt that Joe Schmidt's latest accolade is good enough to see him join Jack Charlton in the ranks as an honourary Irishman.

There's just one problem though.

Schmidt has been an Irish citizen since 2015.

At the same time that he received his citizenship, South African born Hooker Richardt Strauss and IRFU Participation Rugby Manager Olly Hodges were also made Irish citizens.

At the time, Schmidt said that: "I wanted to be Irish without being plastic. Especially considering I'm part of an Irish group that I've an enormous amount of respect for- that's management and players too."

Not to be outdone, Shane Ross, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, managed to get in his usual message of support that struck the perfect mix between joy, good spirits, and outright comedy.

Of course, Minister Ross famously congratulated the wrong Kearney brother after Ireland's recent Grand Slam win and he also made a gaffe when Sanita Puspure won gold for Ireland at the World Rowing Championships.

As for Ross' latest tweet, well, let's just say that the price of metal is the exact opposite of how every Irish rugby fan is feeling this morning.

It's low. His zipper is low.

For the love of Christ, zip up your fly, or at least look at the photo before deciding to share it with the world.

Irish politicians, eh?

The replies have been inspired.