BooYaH! Are we allowed to say BooYah about Rugby?
BooYaH is an appropriate sentiment.
The sad thing is (speaking as an Englishman), we didn't play all that badly; the Irish simply outplayed us, preventing us from getting our game together. But the real shock result of the day came in Scotland:
As the English son of an Irish mother and a Scots father I don't quite know whether I should cry, cheer or pull my hair out (what's left of it) over this weekends rugby results. I think I will just congratulate Italy on a historic win.
One of the sports columnists in The Guardian put it very neatly. (This is from memory of the (printed) International Edition, since I cannot find it on the website.) George Chuter was quoted as saying (after the Dublin game) "We hit a speed bump." The columnist's reply was "No George, Italy was the speed bump. Dublin was the brick wall."