Tipperary's footballers have qualified for the All-Ireland semi-finals for the first time since 1935 with a nine-point drubbing of Galway. In doing so, they seemed to capture a portion of the soul of Gaelic football, with the freewheeling spirits of Conor Sweeney, Michael Quinlivan and Robbie Kiely making full use of the space on offer in Croke Park to slice Galway to ribbons.
It was a joyous performance, and a much-needed antidote to the constant negativity surrounding the sport. Galway were admittedly miserable, but this was Tipp's today. Liam Kerins promised that Tipp would be unafraid to have a cut at the Connacht champions, and we exulted in his being proved true: fear, evidently, has no truck in Tipp.
The attendance at Croke Park was quite low once again - just 29,251 - but that didn't stop us being treated to fantastic post-game celebrations, as Tipp fans ran across the stands in Croke Park to get close to their heroes afterwards.
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Marvellous. Conor Sweeney was equally triumphant post-game:
Conor Sweeney hails the supporters after a famous win for Tipp https://t.co/hvdkuLzhWp #RTEgaa https://t.co/hRD9QyZOvG
— The Sunday Game (@TheSundayGame) July 31, 2016
What a great day for Gaelic football in Tipperary and beyond.
Tipp will face either Tyrone or Mayo for a place in the Al-Ireland final.