It was by no means a classic but a brilliant Offaly performance stunned Meath and indeed the Croke Park crowd as the Faithful County knocked the reigning All-Ireland champions out of Leinster.
Man of the match Colm Quinn was Offaly's chief scorer and knocked over seven points and although the sides were level at 0-9 apiece with seven minutes left on the clock, it was the underdogs who took their chances.
Vinny Claffey scored a fine individual point and Quinn and Finbar Cullen also got in on the act late on in what was a memorable day for Offaly.
Meanwhile, in Ulster, Armagh eased passed a stern test against Tyrone with Oisin McConville scoring five points in an excellent display.
Joe Deane struck the killer blow for Cork in their Munster hurling semi-final win over Limerick.
Deane's goal with 19 minutes remaining killed off a Limerick side who had started the game well but faded badly.
The Treaty County were unable to make their early territorial dominance count on the scoreboard and were made to pay when Deane doubled on a Seán óg ó hAilpín pass.