Well guys, that was emotional.
After a whirlwind journey and a final score of 2-14 to 0-15, Sam travelled back to Tyrone for a fourth time on Saturday night. If you're a Mayo supporter, you might not be in the headspace to laugh about it just yet. And that's okay. Time is needed to heal and regroup. But whenever you're ready, we've compiled a list of some of the most iconic social media reactions to the result, and a few legendary posts from the lead up to the match that need to be archived forever as part of our history.
1. Toby Aromolaran backs Mayo for Sam on the morning of the match
The redeemed hero of this years Love Island wasn't the good luck charm we thought he would be, as it turns out.
2. Sheep across the county don the green and red for the day that's in it
It's the kind of support ewe need.
— Velvet Cloud (@VelvetCloud_ie) September 11, 2021
3. Reeling in the Weird provides us with this iconic 1996 musical flashback.
Freddie Mercury found vibin'.
4. Some of Ireland's most esteemed sports commentators weigh in on Twitter.
This moment of today’s GAA match had my heart racing pic.twitter.com/5CorUkL08w
— James Kavanagh (@JamesKavanagh_) September 11, 2021
— Áine McMahon (@AineMcMahon) September 11, 2021
after seeing that fella changing his jersey i’ve decided… tyrone 4 sam
— katie 🇵🇸 (@katiekardashTD) September 11, 2021
Despite the support from Toby and the farm animals of Mayo, it wasn't their year this year. Here are some of our fave Twitter reactions to the result:
There will not be a child washed in Tyrone tonight. Brilliant @TyroneGAALive
— Ken Reid (@bigkenreid) September 11, 2021
— Barry O'Sullivan (@runningfathlete) September 11, 2021
Mayo, it’s not over yet kitty gurl, there’s a game within a game! pic.twitter.com/CHoMVA6ABe
— Erin Go Bragh (@eringobraghbabe) September 11, 2021
Aaaaand RTÉ's movie right after the All-Ireland final is The Mummy. About an endless curse. I'm not making this up. #MayoTyrone
— Oliver Callan (@olivercallan) September 11, 2021
— baz brock (@Bazzyb85) September 11, 2021
And of course, this heartwarming moment after the win on Saturday evening.
❤🤍 Really lovely moment after Tyrone's All-Ireland win yesterday.
Sport's great. pic.twitter.com/lrmJ0shldB
— Rob O'Hanrahan (@RobOHanrahan) September 12, 2021
We're all a fan of a bit of Mayo curse related humour but when all's said and done, it was a great result for Tyrone, and you love to see the celebrations. There's always 2022 guys.
What a powerful image from yesterday’s all Ireland, an amazing game rightfully won by Tyrone. pic.twitter.com/RHfKZTJEQL
— DENISE JOHNSTON (@DENISEJOHNSTO10) September 12, 2021
Header image via Twitter/velvetcloud_ie