Dream result for Ireland as late O'Shea equaliser sends fans football crazy
It was a dream ending for the Boys in Green who stunned Germany with an equaliser in the Euro 2016 qualifiers.
John O'Shea marked his 100th cap for Ireland in style with a cracking goal in the dying moments of last night's game.
Germany were cruising to victory after a second half goal from Real Madrid ace Toni Kroos.
But the spirited, fighting quality of the Irish, which held the Germans scoreless in the first half, never abandoned the Boys in Green.
The Germans hit the woodwork in the first half but a stout Irish performance kept them at bay for most of the match.
Manager Martin O'Neill spoke afterwards of his team's determination to never give up and to "chase the game" until the very end.
The result was extra sweet for Ireland who had crashed to a 3-0 defeat in the last meeting between the sides in Cologne a year ago.
Twitter was full of praise for the Irish. Former manager Giovanni Trapattoni's interpreter Manuela Spinelli expressed her joy at the Irish equaliser. She tweeted: "JOS rocks! (John O'Shea) COYBIG (come on you boys in green) EURO2016."
England soccer legend Gary Lineker joined the chorus of congratulations saying: "Germany may no longer be a world force, but what a fabulous result and point for Ireland."