If there's no Ireland to shout for then most Irish fans tend to throw their backing behind whoever's playing England.
That's just the way it is and on Saturday morning, in the Rugby World Cup final, that team was South Africa.
Ahead of kick-off, we had Irish supporters laying claim to red-headed South African prop Steven Kitshoff and after the final, which finished 32-12 in favour of the Southern Hemisphere side, social media in Ireland was dripping with delight.
Late tries from Makazole Mapimpi and Chelsin Kolbe ensured the win for South Africa and cemented that team's reputation for coming on strong in the final quarter of games throughout the tournament.
England were restricted to 12 points, all from the boot of Owen Farrell, as South Africa denied Eddie Jones' side any sniff of a try throughout the 80 minutes.
— eir Sport (@eirSport) November 2, 2019
Ireland came nowhere near to a place in the final, having been steamrolled by New Zealand in the quarter-final two weeks ago.
But in what came as something of a consolation prize for many Irish fans watching from home, perennial rivals England failed to back up their pre-match status as bookmakers' favourites.
Regardless of the sport, it seems that Irish fans enjoy little more than watching England come up short.
Amazing South Africa! Thanks for doing a huge favour for the Irish, Scottish and Welsh people in the UK who would have had to listen to English gloating for years on their UK media platforms. #RWCFinal
— Stephanie Beattie (@Stephan76458486) November 2, 2019
— Dave (@DavesAdvocate) November 2, 2019
England losing a world cup final. Just another one of those things you absolutely love to see 😂 pic.twitter.com/DP0uyxxvZn
— Paddy Sloan (@paddysloan96) November 2, 2019
Every Irish person is South African today thank u for ruining England’s dreams :)
— Hazel Nolan (@hazelnolan) November 2, 2019
When @Cheslin_Kolbe11 scored that try I cheered like it was an Irish try! So delighted for South Africa. Very worthy champions and a brilliantly articulate and humble captain to top it all off 👏🏼 #ClassAct #RWCFinal #ENGvRSA
— Mallorie Ronan (@Mallorie_Ronan) November 2, 2019
As an Irish fan in Rugby this is the result that I needed !!😉😉😂😂
In my opinion New Zealand deserved the final thanEngland. They has been so poor against @Springboks !!! #ENGvRSA #RWCFinal https://t.co/K8F4r1AHTB
— Räven Pøwers ⚡⚡ (@Badalucco84) November 2, 2019
Irish And French People when England gets wrecked pic.twitter.com/L41Pp9HRk7
— Philippe P. Marchetti (@ASAP_Pipa) November 2, 2019
South Africa score 32 points...one for every county in Ireland.
— Harry Fisher (@32countydriver) November 2, 2019
— SC (@stucla) November 2, 2019
This has aged well. https://t.co/KRbhL9sZFK
— Damian Keane (@VedderHead86) November 2, 2019
— Stephen Roche (@MegaStevieR) November 2, 2019
— Derek McCarthy (@IrishDerekMcC) November 2, 2019