The best internet reaction as New York almost pull off an unimaginable upset over Roscommon
Phew, that was close!
Roscommon were pushed right to the limit in their Connacht championship opener with New York in Gaelic Park.
Division 1's Roscommon just about made it across the finish line as they beat the Exiles by the most minor of margins - 1-15 to 0-17 - in a clash that turned out to be all too close for comfort.
Both sides traded points in the dying minutes before a Senan Kilbride point seemed to put breathing space between the teams but those breaths became much more frantic when New York turned it into a one point game once more.
But alas, time ran out and joint Rossies managers Fergal O’Donnell and Kevin McStay were permitted a sigh of relief with the narrowest of victories.
Roscommon just manage to sneak out of New York with the win. Almost the biggest shock in GAA history. All Ireland contenders they said...
— Alan Flatley (@alflats11) May 1, 2016
— M.Stack (@maire_destaic) May 1, 2016
— Deirdre McLoughlin (@DeirdreDoherty_) May 1, 2016
Eight million people and New York can't even beat Roscommon.
— Fredorrarci (@Fredorrarci) May 1, 2016
Next year Roscommon will be relegated to playing the Brooklyn Dandies.
— Mallow News (@MallowNews) May 1, 2016
You just know that some man, somewhere heavily backed Roscommon -15/-20 points.
— Sean Mc (@seanymac94) May 1, 2016
Typical Roscommon. Talk about winning Connaught after a great league and nearly fuck it up ok New York. They are all bottlers out west
— Darragh Kelly (@DarraghKelly_) May 1, 2016
— Declan Burke (@DeclanBurke2) May 1, 2016
— Trevor McDonald (@jackmcjr) May 1, 2016
I know they were beaten, but delighted @NewYorkGAA ran The Rossies close. Shows they deserve to be in Connacht!
— Jack Maguire (@MaguireJack) May 1, 2016
Holy crap! New York actually converted more scoring chances than the Rossies. https://t.co/dH2jG4qF28
— Gerry from Mayo 🇮🇪🇪🇺 (@unlaoised) May 1, 2016
The Rossies... pic.twitter.com/Rm8y25L69v
— Malachy Clerkin (@MalachyClerkin) May 1, 2016