THE MORNING AFTER: Joe Biden congratulates his cousin Rob Kearney on a famous win
Did you know they were cousins?
Fifth cousins, once removed, to be exact, and US Vice-President Joe Biden was quick to congratulate his kin Rob Kearney on Ireland's famous 40-29 victory over the All Blacks in Chicago on Saturday.
It was Ireland's first ever win over New Zealand in 111 years, and we celebrated it well.
What a week it's been in the Windy City.
— VP Biden (Archived) (@VP44) November 6, 2016
As for the Irish players (and ex-players) themselves, you can just imagine how 'refreshed' they got after finally claiming the biggest scalp in world rugby.
Jesus lads, that was some craic!
— Cian Healy (@ProperChurch) November 6, 2016
Brian O'Driscoll chose brevity, and chose it well.
So proud! 🇮🇪
— Brian O'Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) November 5, 2016
Sonny Bill Williams chose, well, to be an absolute champ of a man.
Congratulations Ireland on making history, it shows that even the best can lose! #18inarow I'm sure the boys will bounce back.
— Sonny Bill Williams (@SonnyBWilliams) November 6, 2016
Sadly, however, one man was missing out. Bittersweet stuff from Ronan O'Gara.
Oh to be an Irish rugby player today.. what a feeling..ye are some warriors..get up ye boyo's.. gutted to be missing the session in Chicago
— Ronan O Gara (@RonanOGara10) November 5, 2016