So, for the second year running, Ireland will not compete in the Eurovision final. The glory days are well and truly over, folks.
We can't fault Molly Sterling with her cracking song, as it was clearly the best of the bunch that were up for selection - but the Twitter reaction to the news this morning has been dejected, angry and amusing all at once.
See below for a selection of tweets that sum up our collective feelings on the subject:
Ok Ireland, you didn't make into the Eurovision final, lets not be dicks about it today.
— David Lemon (@DrDJLemon) May 22, 2015
Good news already for Ireland: we're not in the Eurovision final
— Joe Hennon (@joehennon) May 22, 2015
— Eamonn Fitzgerald (@eamonn) May 22, 2015
IRELAND DIDNT MAKE IT THROUGH IN EUROVISION?! Why?! That song was so good, so much better than any Jedward song ffs! #irl
— Little Mix Ireland (@LittleMix_Eire) May 22, 2015
Omg Dana would be spinning in her grave http://t.co/ARx7irxlae
— ian huggan (@darkside1959) May 22, 2015
Do you want to tell him, or….?
So am I right in sayin that @planetjedward were/are Ireland's best hope in Eurovision seen as tho w/out them they don't qualify or come last
— Zoe (@soxpatch) May 22, 2015
Wait. WHAAAAAAAT? Ireland's OUT of Eurovision?! That's illegal isn't it? I thought they have to win every three years.
— John Mellis (@MrJohnMellis) May 22, 2015
If Ireland wants to make the Eurovision finals next year, they need to take a spaceship and ask the rulers of Planet Jedward to compete
— BarryPiatoff (@BarryPiatoff) May 21, 2015
sorry but i need to reiterate that Ireland deserved a place in the final and Molly Sterling is a talent to be reckoned with
— abigail taylor (@abigail26756823) May 22, 2015
So Australia are competing in Eurovision, but Ireland aren't? Life is weird.
— Andy remains. (@andyecono) May 22, 2015
When will eurovision finally give a fuck about Ireland #Eurovision2015
— Aaron Fleming (@AaronAFleming) May 21, 2015
'we love you europe !!! except you ireland fuck off' - every year at eurovision
— elena (@irrelevantcxtie) May 21, 2015
Ireland are the Liverpool of Eurovision. Great history but shit now.#7Times
— Peter O Dwyer (@podjr1) May 21, 2015
— Shane Boyle (@SBoyleEglinton) May 21, 2015