Aldridge, Hamann & more: Twitter reacts as Rep of Ireland beat Georgia

John Aldridge and Dietmar Hamann tweet their thoughts after Republic of Ireland are 2-1 winners in Georgia

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Aiden McGeady scored a dramatic late winner as the Republic of Ireland were 2-1 winners against Georgia in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier.

The Everton midfielder netted in the 90th minute after the former Celtic winger’s first-half opener had been cancelled out by a fantastic Tornike Okriashvili’s equaliser in the 38th minute.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, to McGeady’s stunning equaliser.

Shane Duffy (@ShaneDuffy34 ) is thrilled for his former Everton team-mate: “What a goal!!!! Love it Aiden what a finish that is”

Ex-Republic of Ireland international Clinton Morrison (@morrisonclinton): “What a finish That was”

Aston Villa and Ireland legend Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) heaps praise on the match-winner: “Take a bow son Aidan you buet!”

Honorary Irishman Dietmar Hamann (@DietmarHamann) hails triumph for the Republic and Northern Ireland, asking if his talkSPORT workmate is happy: “Go on the Ireland’s, both winning away from home. What a start. Great skill by McGeady. Brilliant goal. Are you a happy chap tonight @ColinMurray?”

Aston Villa centre-half Ciaran Clark (@C_Clark_6): “Get in!!! What a finish #COYBIG”

Wales legend Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) is chuffed for his former Leicester manager: “Great start for my old gaffa Martin o Neil too ,well done Ireland 2-1 , now for Scotland for the treble!”

The only Irishman left in the Champions League, Cillian Sheridan (@CillianSheridan), will be hoping to play a role next time: “What a goal Aiden! Great result!”

Ex-Republic of Ireland international Kevin Kilbane (@kdkilbane77) isn’t surprised by McGeady’s winner: “What a result for @FAIreland tonight. Seen Aiden do that trick many times in training & what a finish. Great start. #EURO2016”

Peter Reid (@reid6peter) is pleased for England’s neighbours: “Terrific results for the Republic & Northern Ireland.”

Finally, former Ireland striker John Aldridge (@Realaldo474): “Great 3 points that,couldn’t see anyone winning it,but great skill by Mc Geady !MOM!for getting a very important brace.coybig”

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