Northern Ireland's Euro 2008 dreams have ended, but the team can hold their heads high.
Lana Healy said fans were proud of the team
Manager Nigel Worthington said he could not have asked any more of his players and the 1-0 defeat by Spain in Gran Canaria was "no disgrace".
He is not alone, with the family of striker David Healy echoing the sentiment.
Friends and family of the Fulham striker watched the football drama unfold in their local bar in his home town of Killyleagh in County Down.
Afterwards his sister Lana said despite the result she was proud of her brother and the rest of the team.
"We're all a bit sad for the boys, after some of the big results that they have had had, beating Spain, beating Sweden, beating England you know, it's a bit sad - it's not meant to be," she said.