Watch: Joyous scenes as the Carlow footballers are promoted from the bottom flight of the league for the first time in 33 years
Carlow footballers will ply their trade outside the bottom division of National Football League for the first time since 1985.
Turlough O'Brien's side have built on the progression they made last summer when they defeated Wexford in Leinster before performing well against All-Ireland champions Dublin.
Qualifier wins over London and Leitrim made it Carlow's most successful summer's in a long time. They were eventually beaten by Monaghan.
Six wins on the bounce in this year's league, including today's 1-12 to 0-12 away win at Antrim, sees Carlow promoted.
Tears of joy, oh Lord, OH LORD what a day, what a day for our little County🇬🇳— Carlow GAA (@Carlow_GAA) March 18, 2018
Turlough, Stevie Poacher, every single last one of these players & management are so, so special HISTORY MAKERS 2018 #CARLOWRISING🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳 pic.twitter.com/xe4CbsfvEB
Team are going the Canal Court Hotel in Newry. All welcome; man, woman, child, pet, Down people, Antrim people😊🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳— Carlow GAA (@Carlow_GAA) March 18, 2018
11th times the charm. ❤️💛💚 pic.twitter.com/5gytg4GojN— Daniel St Ledger (@DanStL89) March 18, 2018
This is huge, this is our All Ireland, we are Carlow ❤️💛💚 https://t.co/o6pD4gh4Hd— Brendan Murphy (@BrendanMurphy17) March 18, 2018