The rise of the Carlow footballers took another step forward last weekend as they comfortably defeated Kildare 2-14 to 1-10 at Bord Na Mona O'Connor Park.
For the first time since 1953, Carlow beat Kildare and will now progress to the Leinster semi-final. Turlough O'Brien's side will now prepare for a rematch of the League final as Laois await next month.
It was a victory that ensured incredible scenes of celebration as a large and vocal traveling fanbase rejoiced at the result.
The moment of all moments 🤩🤩 pic.twitter.com/q1wCxnOgJ8
— Carlow GAA (@Carlow_GAA) May 27, 2018
However, scenes of celebration were not just forthcoming in Offaly. As Primary school teacher James Kehoe revealed, the joy stretched across the world as the children of the United Arab Emirates erupted after Conor Lawlor's goal.
— James Kehoe (@Jaspe_Kehoe) May 28, 2018
The semi-final is fixed for June 10, but as this weekend showed they will have fans far beyond Croke Park.