Brian Murphy scored 1-8 as Rathvilly denied Eire Og a five-in-a-row of Carlow SFC titles in a entertaining final at Netwatch Cullen Park.
The rank outsiders caused a sensation today when they beat the reigning champions by 2-12 to 1-10 with Murphy's second minute goal setting the tempo.
They now progress to a Leinster first round meeting with Louth champions Naomh Mairtin next Sunday.
The sides went in level at the break on 1-4 apiece after Chris Blake bagged a goal for the defending champions and Murphy restored parity from a free at the short whistle.
The outcome hung in the balance right until the very end when substitute Eric Molloy was on hand to drive a loose ball to the Eire Og net, thus sealing a ninth SFC success for the Wicklow border outfit.Tweet