Longford are celebrating a first Leinster SFC victory over Meath in 36 years after they prevailed by two points in fortress Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.
On what has been a memorable day for the underdog in Leinster, Denis Connerton's men ended a nine-year wait for a first round championship win to set up a glamour provincial semi-final against All-Ireland champions Dublin at Croke Park in two weeks' time.
Expect Colm O'Rourke to call for them to split Longford now! #gaa- Iseult Cody (@iseultcody) May 27, 2018
Longford- Dessie Dolan (@dessiedolan) May 27, 2018
Leinster championship shocks- but not really
Congrats to the Longford squad on a fantastic win against Meath pic.twitter.com/sxsdrYbIia- MikeGlennon (@mikeeglennon) May 27, 2018
Longford's Diarmaid Masterson breaks a boot and decides to play in his socks pic.twitter.com/dI9QnOtscr- Kevin Mc Gillicuddy (@KMcGillicuddy86) May 27, 2018
Carlow's first win over Kildare in 65 years, Fermanagh's first win over Armagh in 52 years, Longford's first win over Meath in 36 years. All about the Super 8s? Yeah, right.- Kieran Cunningham (@KCsixtyseven) May 27, 2018
Result Longford 0-16 Meath 0-14. And that's it our boys in blue have done it. First Leinster semi-final in 30yrs.- Longford Leader (@Longford_Leader) May 27, 2018
Meath and Kildare need to have a long hard look at themselves. Delighted for Longford and Carlow but two of the biggest populations in the country and can't even make a provincial semi final between them.- Cormac O'Malley (@cormacpro) May 27, 2018
Meath lose to longford. My god- Barry Farrelly (@bfarrelly92) May 27, 2018
Congrats to Longford better team on the day ,they displayed great heart but a sobering day for Meath football- Bernard Flynn (@bernardflynn15) May 27, 2018
That was absolutely shambolic...no other way of putting it! Another dark day for Meath football, Longford deserved winners. #GAA- David Rispin (@Davy_Rispin) May 27, 2018
Carlow and Longford should be split in two it's just not fair on the rest of Leinster...- Jack Walsh (@jackwalsh10) May 27, 2018
Strange atmosphere in Longford when final whistle went. All through the game in fact. Nearly 6000 present but not much noise .... left very cold I thought by what they were watching I think- John Greene (@johnjgreene) May 27, 2018