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In Pictures: Incredible scenes as Laois hurlers defeat Dublin

What happened in O’Moore Park yesterday afternoon will not be forgotten for a long time.

The Laois hurlers sent Dublin crashing out of this year’s All Ireland championship thanks to a thrilling win.

In a heroic performance, Laois led from start to finish and defied their massive outsiders tag.

In what may be deemed as the biggest upset to hurling this year, Twitter at home and abroad went wild as the final result came in.

Laois were outstanding – as they recorded arguably the county’s biggest hurling win since beating Wexford in the Leinster hurling semi-final in 1985.

The mighty Buff Egan was even there to witness it and he was then taken for dinner, drinks and some celebratory golf by Ross King and Jack Kelly.

What it all means is that Laois are into the All Ireland quarter-finals for the first time in 40 years.

They’ll play Tipperary in Croke Park next Sunday at 4pm as part of a double header with the other quarter-final between Cork and Kilkenny.

But before all of that, check out these brilliant pictures below:

7 July 2019; Pádraig Delaney of Laois, centre, celebrates with team-mates and supporters following the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship preliminary round quarter-final match between Laois and Dublin at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise, Laois. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
7 July 2019; Laois supporters applaud their players off the field at half-time during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship preliminary round quarter-final match between Laois and Dublin at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise, Laois. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
7 July 2019; Laois manager Eddie Brennan, centre, celebrates after the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship preliminary round quarter-final match between Laois and Dublin at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise, Laois. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
7 July 2019; Ryan Mullaney of Laois celebrates after the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship preliminary round quarter-final match between Laois and Dublin at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise, Laois. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
7 July 2019; Paddy Purcell of Laois celebrates wih supporters after the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship preliminary round quarter-final match between Laois and Dublin at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise, Laois. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
7 July 2019; Ross King of Laois, centre, celebrates with Conor Phelan, left, and Laois manager Eddie Brennan, right, following the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship preliminary round quarter-final match between Laois and Dublin at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise, Laois. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
7 July 2019; Ross King of Laois, centre, celebrates with Conor Phelan, left, and Laois manager Eddie Brennan, right, following the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship preliminary round quarter-final match between Laois and Dublin at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise, Laois. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
7 July 2019; Laois players, including Ross King, centre, celebrate following the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship preliminary round quarter-final match between Laois and Dublin at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise, Laois. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
7 July 2019; Ryan Mullaney of Laois celebrates with supporters following the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship preliminary round quarter-final match between Laois and Dublin at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise, Laois. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
7 July 2019; Ryan Mullaney of Laois celebrates with supporters following the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship preliminary round quarter-final match between Laois and Dublin at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise, Laois. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
7 July 2019; Ryan Mullaney of Laois celebrates with supporters following the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship preliminary round quarter-final match between Laois and Dublin at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise, Laois. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
7 July 2019; Ryan Mullaney of Laois celebrates with supporters following the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship preliminary round quarter-final match between Laois and Dublin at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise, Laois. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
7 July 2019; Ryan Mullaney of Laois celebrates with supporters following the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship preliminary round quarter-final match between Laois and Dublin at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise, Laois. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

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