"History in Chicago. The long wait is over." That is how the Irish Independent reported the win, splashing the result large on its website.
"Ireland's class of 2016 stamped their names into the history books as Joe Schmidt's side dispatched New Zealand 40-29 in Chicago," wrote the Irish Times just after the win.
The ABs themselves were gracious in defeat.
And the mood back in Ireland itself was clearly riotous.
Irish fans at a Wellington pub were in an understandably celebratory mood after the match.