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:



 Do you want to tell him, or….?