The GAA shock of the year came today as Dublin champions St. Vincents were knocked out of the Leinster Championship by Rathnew.
It means a Dublin side won't claim the provincial title, the first time since 2011 that'll be the case. St. Vincent's - featuring names such as Diarmuid Connolly, Mossy Quinn, Ger Brennan, Shane Carthy and Enda Varley - were heavy favourites coming into the quarter-final tie.
Instead, the final score was 1-13 to 1-9 in favour of the Wicklow side, and naturally the GAA sphere's reaction was one of shock and surprise.
Harry Murphy, Rathnew manager, a credit. Over 40 years of service to his club as player and few stints as manager. Way it used to be, way it should be.
— Kieran Cunningham (@KCsixtyseven) November 12, 2017
That’s Vincent’s first defeat in Leinster since 1983!
— Malachy Clerkin (@MalachyClerkin) November 12, 2017
Some shock result in Wicklow savage result for rathnew #GaaBeo
— Darren Clarke (@clarkie2015) November 12, 2017
Unreal scene's in aughrim
— Rathnew GAA Club (@RathnewGAA1885) November 12, 2017
Great win by Rathnew over St Vincents. Bookies had Vincents at 1/16
— Tom Keane (@TFMeagher) November 12, 2017
— StVincentsGAA (@StVincentsGAA1) November 12, 2017
Wicklow champs rathnew have just beaten st Vincent’s of Dublin. They may split rathnew in two to give the city lads a chance.
— Mark Seaney (@marktseaney) November 12, 2017
St Vincent's 9 point favourites bet by Rathnew by 4 points. Some upset after Rathnew lucky to get out of Newtown Blues with a win only a couple of weeks ago. #TheToughest
— Alan Tormey (@alt0rm3y) November 12, 2017
There wont be a sheep milked in wicklow for days after that win #rathnew
— Chris Crowley (@ChrisCrowley24) November 12, 2017
A dejected Brian Mullins.
A delighted Damien Power.
Rathnew progress to the semi-final of what is now a wide open Leinster championship.