For just the second time in 20 years, Crossmaglen will not be crowned Armagh SFC champions.
The 43-time champions were going for seven titles on the bounce but their monopoly on the Fagan Cup ended Sunday night when they were beaten by a point thanks to a last minute goal by St Patricks Cullyhanna, who won 1-15 to 0-17.
Now that the inter-county season is over, the club game will take the focus of fans all over the country. And, with this shock result, will be a warning to all teams in the country that there is no such thing as a guaranteed win.
The club’s minor team did, however, retain their title earlier in the day.
Thank you. Cross have been magnificent champions& fantastic representatives for Armagh. Look forward to more battles in future
— St Patrick's GFC (@StPatsChannaGFC) October 2, 2016
It's all over and Cullyhanna are in the final Crossmaglen 0-17 St Patricks Cullyhanna 1-15
— armagh_gaa (@Armagh_GAA) October 2, 2016
Crossmaglen showed a touch of class tonight, after being beat by a last minute goal they still had the respect to congratulate the victors👏🏻
— Punt Petey (@puntpetey) October 2, 2016
Only the second time Crossmaglen have failed to win the Armagh SF Championship since 1995 #GAA
— Michael Cahill (@cahillmichael) October 2, 2016
Just heard #Crossmaglen lost in Armagh….. JESUS!
— Steven Mc Kenna (@HenderTheGreat) October 2, 2016
Crossmaglen Rangers. 20 years only 2 Armagh Championship defeats. Amazing club. They'll be hurting tonight, but you feel they will be back.
— Gary (@Liverpoolzuton) October 2, 2016
Not to alarm anybody but the world is about to end but Crossmaglen are out of Armagh championship
— Niamh Thornbury (@niamharmagh11) October 2, 2016
Barca 3 down at half time, Bayern drew, Real Madrid draw, Dortmund beaten, Crossmaglen beaten. Daft weekend.
— Cormac O'Malley (@cormacpro) October 2, 2016
This result, while huge in Armagh, will also make the Ulster Championship more open as the most famous team in club football will miss out.
For St Patricks Cullyhanna, they now have the task to get back down to earth and back up the huge performance.
Joel Slattery, Pundit Arena