Fermanagh's victory over Monaghan sent shockwaves through the football world, in every county bar one.

"If we didn't believe we could win this game I would still be in Roslea today. I wouldn't have bothered coming here," said Sean Quigley, who contributed three frees to Fermanagh's 1-8 total.

The inside forward is around long enough to remember Fermanagh's last Ulster final appearance, back in 2008 - a full three years before he himself joined the county set-up.

"It's hard to know how you can put it into words," he told RTÉ Sport's Pauric Lodge. "We came here with the end goal of getting into a Ulster final. It brings back memories of Barry Owens 10 years ago when he got that goal.

"We have a massive task for the next three weeks and we will leave no stone unturned to bring that Ulster title back to Fermanagh."

"I'm not sure if Conor McManus scored from play today"

In a cagey affair, Fermanagh's utter faith in their system was evident as they patiently probed before finally striking the killer blow via captain Eoin Donnelly.

Half-forward Paul McCusker explained that the squad has utter confidence in Rory Gallagher - the former Fermanagh footballer who has returned as manager after a spell in Donegal learning at the side of Jim McGuinness.

Paul McCusker celebrates with Martin McGrath

"We fully believed all week we had the beating of them. We knew the work Rory and them had done in the backroom team. We knew everything about Monaghan and we nullified their threats brilliantly," said McCusker.

"He is phenomenal. His intelligence, what he knows about the game is unbelievable. He knows so much about other teams as well, which is a massive help for us."

Quigley concurred: "We play football to a system that we think we cans take on anyone. We never panicked, we snuffed out their best players.

"I'm not sure if Conor McManus scored from play today (he did not, his five points came from frees)."