Tyrone have pulled off the upset, defeating Kerry in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park this afternoon.
Many felt this fixture was set up for an 'ambush' from Tyrone, with their status as underdogs suiting them coming into the game. That indeed proved to be the case, with the Ulster county being the better side throughout the 90-plus minutes.
Of course, Tyrone would take plenty of criticism in the buildup to this fixture, with the match being pushed back twice due to covid issues in their camp. Some suggested they had gamed the system by getting the date changed to this weekend, Pat Spillane amongst them.
However, this only seemed to motivate them even more.
Speaking to RTÉ after the game, man-of-the-match Kieran McGeary said only those inside the camp could know how difficult the last few weeks have been.
"They said that we wouldn't, they said that we couldn't. I tell you what, we did"
Tyrone Man of the Match Kieran McGeary reacts to the All-Ireland semi-final win over Kerry @RTE2 @RTEplayer
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It's indescribable at the minute, I'm full of emotion, the boys are full of emotion.
During the week we took a lot of stress. They said we wouldn't, they said that we couldn't, I tell you what, we did...
It's been a tough few weeks. Only those on the inside really understand how tough it was.
This is not just about the boys here today. Our backroom team are exceptional, second to none. Anyone of them could lift that award for what they've done over the last couple of weeks.
The atmosphere here today was incredible. Tyrone supporters, see you here in two weeks time...
You have to keep digging. The last time we met Kerry in Killarney (an 18 point loss), we had to strip ourselves right back to the core.
To hit three goals today turned the whole thing around. It's absolutely incredible, the feeling is exceptional.
Tyrone will now head into the All-Ireland final against Mayo full of confidence, although James Horan's side are likely to be favourites.
That won't bother the Ulster side, who clearly thrive in such circumstances.