"It's all over, What a shock. The crowd comes onto the field..."
Those were the emotional words of Midlands 103 commentator Jack Nolan after Laois caused the shock of the hurling championship by beating Dublin 1-22 to 0-23 at O'Moore Park to set up an All-Ireland SHC quarter-final meeting with Tipperary in Croke Park next weekend.
On a day when fellow Joe McDonagh Cup finalists Westmeath were hammered by Cork, Eddie Brennan's charges struck a blow for the underdog and sent their supporters wild on Twitter.
Above average day in O'Moore Park!!!!!— Laois GAA (@CLGLaois) July 7, 2019
Laois advance to the quarterfinals on the back of our first championship win over Dublin since 2005.
Superb performance by ever single one of the players. Simply amazing win.
Brilliant win for Laois. Massive congrats to all involved. Eddie Brennan has done some job.— Michael Duignan (@DuignanMichael) July 7, 2019
What a performance and win for Laois, not major surprise for me knowing the forwards they have & watched them play in Joe McDonagh. Enda Rowland is one class keeper👌 Suddenly Tipp losing Munster Final not worst thing in the world after all.....— Brendan Cummins (@BrenCummins1) July 7, 2019
My first time in O Moore Park!Absolutely delighted for Laois for sticking it to the pundits/ bookies who predicted a Tipp/ Dub game!!We’ll have some competition next wkend! #HonTipp pic.twitter.com/781WIuAgqK— Ciara Ní Chinnéide (@CNiChinneide) July 7, 2019
Eddie Brennan let the Laois lads go the beer last Sunday. He was doing interviews on Friday. A massive dose of sense in a sea of guff. What an achievement.— Maurice Brosnan (@m_brosnan) July 7, 2019
Reminder: Paddy Power were offering odds on Dublin v Tipperary before they had even played Laois. pic.twitter.com/3OShLEesLR— Maurice Brosnan (@m_brosnan) July 7, 2019
Dublin hurlers in 2019 #GAA— UnOfficialGaa (@UnOfficialGaa) July 7, 2019
Drew with Wexford
But they've fallen to the mighty Laois hurlers in Portlaoise & it's the O'Moore County that are heading back to Croke Park to face Tipperary next Sunday 👊⭕⚪⭕⚪ pic.twitter.com/PeEsDaQ91Y