Despite a valiant effort in the first half, Ireland lost to a superior Scotland in the opening match of the RBS Six Nations.

Today's match marks the second time Scotland has won the opening round of a Six Nations tournament, recording a victory of 27-22 over Ireland. The boys in green held a lead for a short period, thanks to tries from Iain Henderson and Paddy Jackson, but it simply wasn't enough to maintain against a revitalised Scottish assault.

Meanwhile, Twitter was awash with emotions - ranging from vaguely optimistic to downright disgusted.

Here's a quick selection of some of the best tweets from the match.