The Junior Football Ferns fought back for a 2-1 victory in Montevideo to qualify for the quarter finals for the very first time.
"They are beyond a chance, and I don't think people down this part of the world really grasp just how different the mindset is for Ireland since that Chicago game."
Terry Chmiel was sent flying 30m in the air after being involved in a three-horse collision at Addington Raceway today.
The last time the Black Caps played a Test series in the UAE, they drew 1-1 against Pakistan in 2014.
The All Blacks have made one change in their side which defeated England 16-15 in Twickenham last week.