Ireland centre Garry Ringrose told Sky Sports: "It was a good start.
"We try to take every game moment by moment. We lost a few simple moments that changed momentum in the game and they were very clinical in finishing the chances they got.
"Plenty to work on for next week."
New Zealand captain Sam Whitelock, speaking to Sky Sports: "We're pretty pleased, it's a good start for sure. It's always challenging coming in with 10 days to prepare.
"It was a great atmosphere tonight. In the game we were good for patches. The boys defended really well, right until the end too.
"Our discipline was good to start the game but as it wore on we gave them way too many [chances]. But yeah, there's always stuff to work on.
On Covid cases in New Zealand's camp: "It wasn't ideal preparation for this game. But we're a group that's been together for a while and guys just stepped up and we had a really good week.
It was nice to come out here and give the crowd a good something. It's so good to have international rugby back."
Ireland captain Peter O'Mahony told Sky Sports: "I thought we started very well. We got into our flow nicely. A couple of mistakes, discipline errors, loose plays and dropped balls against a side of the quality of the All Blacks - they punish you.
"Overall I thought it was a great Test match. We have plenty to work on but it gave us huge confidence breaking down a defence as good as the All Blacks'.
"The challenge is to be consistent with our ball skills. It's about making sure we hold onto the ball and keep pressure on as consistently as possible."
It was always going to be a tough day for the visitors at Eden Park, but the opening try by Keith Earls may have given Ireland fans hope.
New Zealand soon squashed that challenge and in the end it's a dominant victory for the hosts in the opening Test.
No final try for Ireland.
New Zealand eventually win a penalty of their own and that's that. A bruising defeat for the visitors.
Penalty Ireland, Joey Carbery kicks to the corner.
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Ireland form a maul, which is brought down on the 5m line before the visitors are pushed back another couple of metres.
Bundee Aki makes a bit of headway and Kieran Treadwell comes up agonisingly short.
Then guess what? New Zealand hold up Ireland over the tryline again.
What have the visitors got to do to get a try here?
Another Ireland penalty, another Joey Carbery kick to the corner.
Is this the one?
Jack Conan is over!
And, of course, the ball is held up. Really not Ireland's day at Eden Park.
Is there one more try in this for Ireland?
The hooter goes to signal the end of the game and Ireland win a penalty about 25m out in front of the posts.
Joey Carbery goes for the corner instead. Three points aren't much use now.
The clock ticks down and Ireland edge closer to the 22.
A loose pass is almost picked up by a Barrett brother but Ireland manage to scramble on top of it.
Ireland are trying to run their way out of their own 22, looking for a strong finish.
New Zealand replacement Karl Tu’inukuafe gives them a helping hand as his infringement at the breakdown sees him yellow carded.
They've done it!
No chance of a win now but Ireland will go down fighting. Bundee Aki scrambles over to narrow the gap.
Joey Carbery adds two more points as well.
Ireland find their way back into New Zealand's 22.
They're not giving up on this game yet. Garry Ringrose darts through defenders, then Joey Carbery goes to get a few metres from the tryline.
Ireland are off again, trying to catch New Zealand napping.
Andrew Porter makes it across the tryline, but Sam Whitelock is all over him and holds the ball up.
Ireland keep hold of the ball and their forwards inch closer, to within about a metre out.
The visitors have been dangerous from this distance so far today.
They win a couple of penalties too as New Zealand players don't roll away from the breakdown. Ardie Savea, who is now captain, brings his players in for a chat.
Much more of that and there might be a penalty try.
New Zealand's defence are oll over Ireland, wrapping up players before they have a second to think about what they're doing.
The All Blacks give away a penalty, though, giving Ireland a moment to breathe. Joey Carbery kicks for the corner.
Number eight Pita Gus Sowakula picks the ball up at the back of the scrum and finds no Irish defenders in his way as he dives over under the posts.
Another two points added for New Zealand from the tee. Ireland have got to stop the 50 now.
A chant of 'All Blacks' rings out at Eden Park.
The scrum slips and collapses before being moved. It goes down again and New Zealand come away with a penalty.
They fancy another scrum.