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16 images from Ireland's amazing World Cup win over the Black Ferns

Outta the way, Kazakhstan. We’re headed for the semi-finals.

IRELAND’S WOMEN MADE history (again) today, inflicting a 17 – 14 defeat on tournament favourites New Zealand at the 2014 Rugby World Cup.

If you missed it – ouch that’s bad luck, we’ll have highlights for you later – here’s a taster of how it looked.

Number 10 Nora Stapleton gets some last-minute maintenance

Dom Hoban with Nora Stapleton before the game 5/8/2014

Kiwi scrum-half Tania Rosser won’t forget this day any time soon. Her 50th cap.

Tania Rosser's jersey before the game 5/8/2014

More than just an interested spectator

Joe Schmidt

Facing the haka

The Ireland players line up as the New Zealand players perform the Haka before

Heather O’Brien forces her way over for a crucial try

Before O’Brien’s score Ireland had dominated the game, but trailed 8 – 0.

Fiona Coghlan celebrates as Heather O'Brien scores a try 5/8/2014

Miller shows her wheels to give Ireland the lead after an hour

Alison Miller scores a try 5/8/2014

The tackle was too little too late

Alison Miller scores a try 5/8/2014

Job done

Nora Stapleton celebrates at the final whistle 5/8/2014 Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Fiona Coghlan and Sophie Spence celebrate at the final whistle 5/8/2014 Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Niamh Briggs was pleased with another brilliant display of place-kicking

Niamh Briggs celebrates after the game 5/8/2014 Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Ashleigh Baxter, Nora Stapleton and Niamh Briggs celebrate at the final whistle 5/8/2014 Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Lynne Cantwell leads the celebrations

Lynne Cantwell celebrates after the game 5/8/2014

Sophie Spence left nothing on the pitch

Lynne Cantwell and Sophie Spence celebrate after the game

Miller turns to salute the crowd

Alison Miller celebrates after the game 5/8/2014

The Ireland players celebrate after the game

Head coach Philip Doyle brings in the troops

There’s plenty more where that came from.

Philip Doyle speaking after the game 5/8/2014

All images ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

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