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Watch | Relive the drama of Leitrim's epic victory over New York

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Watch | Relive the drama of Leitrim's epic victory over New York

Leitrim and Ballinamore players Dean McGovern and Mattie Murphy pictured with a Ballinamore Sean O'Heslins jersey after yesterday's win over New York. Photo: Ballinamore SOH Facebook

Whether you were in Gaelic Park, huddled around a radio or following updates on social media Leitrim's dramatic extra-time victory over New York captured the attention of the nation.

The opening goal of the game, scored by New York's Shane Horgan had Leitrim supporters contemplating the prospect of defeat and it got worse for Leitrim as the hosts opened up a six point lead before Leitrim launched their comeback.

There was a bumper crowd in Gaelic Park with both teams roared on by vocal support throughout.

After an epic encounter there was no separating the sides after 70 minutes and for the second time Leitrim and New York needed extra-time to find a winner.

Ultimately it was to be Aughawillan's Noel Plunkett who was to be the Leitrim hero as his late, late point secured a dramatic victory.