"We always used to joke in the Borders that a sevens medal put you in a special group because they are so rare," said head coach Gregor Townsend in today's Sunday Herald. "A win at Thomond Park is even rarer."
The win in Limerick re-ignites Glasgow hope of a home draw in the Pro12 play-offs. Though still fourth, they have a game in hand and are now in catching distance of Munster and Ulster, the two teams ahead of them, with the Belfast men at Scotstoun on Friday. Just as important, it keeps at bay the Ospreys, the team chasing them for a play-off place.
Gregor was quick to praise the spirit his side showed in Ireland. "I'm very proud of them: I never won here as a player so to come here and produce a performance like that is very special," he said.
"The scramble defence really pleased me, bodies on the line certainly saved at least two tries. I thought the guys attacked really well, moved the ball and made good decisions when we got into the opposition 22. Results over the weekend have made it a tighter league at the top. Now we have four games left and need a big squad effort in all our remaining games."