Derry champions Slaughtneil upset Dublin champions St. Vincent's in today's All-Ireland club football semi-final on a scoreline of 0-12 to 0-10.
Vincent's went into the game as favourites, looking to progress to their first All-Ireland final since they won the competition in 2014.
The Dublin side went into half time with one point lead, 0-6 to 0-5. It was after the break where Slaughtneil took control. Chrissy McKaigue, named TG4's Man of the Match, was the inspiration for Slaughtneil. Playing centre-back, McKaigue marked Diarmuid Connolly out of the game and also scored four points himself.
Before they consider the All-Ireland final on March 17th, Slaughtneil have to negotiate another semi-final against another Dublin team. The club take on Cuala in the All-Ireland club hurling semi-final on February 25th.
McKaigue told TG4 during his Man of the Match interview that it will be strange having a hurley back in his hand again.
We'll have the full emphasis on the hurling now. I'm not sure how it'll go having the hurl back in my hand. We'll give it a lash anyway.
The love for Slaughtneil's achievement has been almost universal, bar the odd person in north Dublin.
— Dean Ryan (@DeanRyan4) February 11, 2017
— Anna Geary (@AnnaGCork) February 11, 2017
Wow !!' Some achievement ! Slaughtneill beat St. Vincents in All Ireland Semi Final . 0-12 to 0-10. This Derry Club is amazing. Congrats !
— Marty Morrissey (@MartyM_RTE) February 11, 2017
— Steven McDonnell (@StevenMcD13) February 11, 2017
What a club @GACSlaughtneil are. Mickey Moran, hats off too👏🏻
— Emlyn Mulligan (@emlynmulligan) February 11, 2017
— Eamonn O’ Hara (@EamonnOHara8) February 11, 2017
Fair play to Slaughtneil 👍what an achievement for the club ,amazing bunch of men ,most negative game of the year but Vincent's were awful 👎🏻
— Bernard Flynn (@bernardflynn15) February 11, 2017
A two-point hammering. Slaughtneil are a better team than two years ago. And I'm sure they'd love it to be Corofin again
— Cahair O'Kane (@CahairOKane1) February 11, 2017
Slaughtneil are now in All-Ireland football and camogie finals. Hurlers could make three in two weeks time. Remarkable story.
— Mark Gallagher (@bailemg) February 11, 2017
Wow that's some story. Slaughtneil cap doffed #GAA
— Damian Stack (@damianstack) February 11, 2017
No skin in the result whatsoever ... but was roaring Slaughtneil on for the Chrissy McKaigue performance alone
— dontfoul (@dontfoul) February 11, 2017
Well done to Slaughtneil on super win v Vincent's - always said Mickie Moran a super coach - have to ? The actual amount of play in 2nd half
— Shane Curran (@shanetcurran) February 11, 2017
Slaughtneil, the townland behind the miracle, literally isn't even on Google maps. That set of jerseys must be threadbare by now! #GAA
— Ewan MacKenna (@EwanMacKenna) February 11, 2017
— Derry GAA (@Doiregaa) February 11, 2017