We’re still trying to catch our breath from yesterday.
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.
We are blessed in Laois to have Jack Nolan on our airwaves on Midlands 103.
Jack covers the length and breadth of the country covering games and yesterday he was joined by Tipperary native Shane Stapleton on commentary.
“The shock of the year!” Nolan declared at the full-time whistle.
Skip to around 1:16:00 to enjoy the final few minutes of local radio commentary in this dramatic encounter.