After the controversy of mid-week, Saturday night in Newbridge was work the wait and the effort for Kildare.
Cian O'Neill's side pulled off a special two-point win at St. Conleth's Park to KO Mayo from the championship put put themselves to within one game of the Super 8.
There were some wild celebrations on the pitch after the game as players, supporters, wives, mothers and family gathered to drink in the moment of victory.
Fergal Conway of Kildare celebrates
Paschal Connell, left, and Kevin Flynn of Kildare celebrate
Kildare manager Cian O'Neill is congratulated by his wife Tammy
Kildare manager Cian O'Neill is congratulated by his wife Tammy.
David Hyland of Kildare celebrates with supporters
Paul Cribbin of Kildare is congratulated by Marty McEvoy, Chairman of the Kildare Supporters Club,
Daniel Flynn of Kildare is congratulated by supporters
Mark Hyland of Kildare is congratulated by his mother Máire
Kildare supporters enjoy a moment after the win against Mayo
Kildare supporters and player Mark Hyland celebrate
Kildare players Daniel Flynn and Keith Cribbin celebrate amongst supporters
Mick O'Grady Mark Hyland of Kildare celebrate
Kildare supporter MJ Smith, from Carberry
Mark Hyland of Kildare celebrates with supporters and family
Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile