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
Watch highlights as Leitrim fought back in the dying moments against New York to deny the hosts a historic win in Gaelic Park. pic.twitter.com/HOwwS1av4P— RTÉ GAA (@RTEgaa) May 7, 2018
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.
Jamie Clark points the free - New York using the space well!— New York GAA (@NewYorkGAA) May 6, 2018
New York 1-4
There was a bumper crowd in Gaelic Park with both teams roared on by vocal support throughout.
Some crowd at Gaelic Park! https://t.co/uB4Dvekuxg— New York GAA (@NewYorkGAA) May 6, 2018
Dromahair man Tony Kelly with @JoeBrolly1993 in Gaelic Park today for the match v @NewYorkGAA We suspect Tony, a great Leitrim Supporter, will be singing "The Streets of New York" later tonight. pic.twitter.com/g34lZkmALq— Leitrim GAA (@LeitrimGAA) May 6, 2018
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.
This video is what the #Gaa is all about, @LeitrimGAA supporters in the Arch Bar, Jamestown listening to @MartyM_RTE as they kick the winning point against New York to set up the #elclasico against Roscommon! You can’t beat the GAA for passion! pic.twitter.com/cDlWFzAsh8— Brian Carroll (@bcarroll17) May 6, 2018
Seamus McDonagh, who fought Evander Holyfield for the heavyweight championship, cheering on his godson and NY in Gaelic Park pic.twitter.com/dy10Zyljp0— Joe Brolly (@JoeBrolly1993) May 6, 2018
Fair play to both @LeitrimGAA and @NewYorkGAA for what looked like a classic in the Bronx. Surely New York’s first championship win can’t be too far away. Serious fight shown by Leitrim as well, who looked dead and buried in extra time #TheToughest pic.twitter.com/4ruOuATVaq— AIB_GAA (@AIB_GAA) May 6, 2018
I know everyone is happy for Leitrim but remember the New York sporting public are after witnessing awful seasons for the Giants, Knicks, and Rangers. This loss will hit them hard tonight.— Cormac O'Malley (@cormacpro) May 6, 2018
Nothing against New York but delighted for Leitrim. The system is doing them a complete disservice but with everything weighed against them, it would have been devastating to lose that. They have another two games now #GAA— Daragh Ó Conchúir (@RebelDevil71) May 6, 2018
As a Leitrim native that was too close for comfort. Heroic comeback by Leitrim but New York surely deserve another chance in the qualifiers #LeitrimGAA— Sean McGoldrick (@SeanMcGoldrick1) May 6, 2018
Leitrim Footballers ready to hit the town and celebrate their exciting victory over @NewYorkGAA in the @ConnachtGAA SFC. Looking very smart boys in gear sponsored by Gerard Anthony's Menswear Ck-on-Shannon. Enjoy your night lads it's very well deserved. #LeitrimGAA pic.twitter.com/WW66KmTOgH— Leitrim GAA (@LeitrimGAA) May 7, 2018