It was the biggest party in Belfast and beyond for decades and the News Letter didn’t want to miss out.
This is how we celebrated with the Green and White Army on a night that will long in the memory of everyone involved or watching from afar.
The last time Northern Ireland qualified for a major tournament was on a cold night at Wembley in November 1985 – sparking chaotic scenes as fans converged on Trafalgar Square to celebrate into the early hours.
This time around the party kicked off in Bradbury Place as the magnificent achievement began to sink in.
As you wake up this morning there’s no need to pinch yourself...we’re on our way to France next year!