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Following a bizarre own point in Westmeath league final I was wondering what some of the more unusual happenings were that have happened during a match. I think there was one a few years ago in a Connacht rugby game where the ball got blown back between the posts after it was kicked through for a score due to the strong wind.
Any others ?

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 825 - 08/07/2019 17:11:38    2208004

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Enon Gavin from Roscommon hung out of the crossbar and broke it in the 1992 Connacht final against Mayo. Took them 7 minutes to put up a new one.

Grey_Wolf (Leitrim) - Posts: 218 - 08/07/2019 18:09:30    2208038

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Replying To Grey_Wolf:  "Enon Gavin from Roscommon hung out of the crossbar and broke it in the 1992 Connacht final against Mayo. Took them 7 minutes to put up a new one."
Did I hear the crossbar broke in Castlebar on 2 occasions?

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9749 - 08/07/2019 19:11:56    2208068

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Meath beating Dublin in 2010 :D

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7508 - 08/07/2019 19:31:18    2208078

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Replying To realdub:  "Meath beating Dublin in 2010 :D"
ouch! A tad patronizing that one.

offyertrolley (Leitrim) - Posts: 118 - 08/07/2019 19:47:57    2208091

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Replying To catch22:  "Following a bizarre own point in Westmeath league final I was wondering what some of the more unusual happenings were that have happened during a match. I think there was one a few years ago in a Connacht rugby game where the ball got blown back between the posts after it was kicked through for a score due to the strong wind.
Any others ?"
Seem to remember a goalkeeper sending his kick-out (into the wind) over his own end-line for a 45, in recent years.

neverright (Roscommon) - Posts: 1501 - 08/07/2019 19:48:15    2208092

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Replying To neverright:  "Seem to remember a goalkeeper sending his kick-out (into the wind) over his own end-line for a 45, in recent years."
Kerry goalie did that 2 years ago, don't recall him being able to use wind as an excuse!

m_the_d (None) - Posts: 1073 - 08/07/2019 20:03:20    2208105

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Did I hear the crossbar broke in Castlebar on 2 occasions?"
Yes. I think it broke in the 1962 final as well. Which is why they were ready with a spare one in 1992.
I wonder do all county grounds keep a spare one just in case...

Grey_Wolf (Leitrim) - Posts: 218 - 08/07/2019 20:08:32    2208109

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Kerry against Tipp in the mid 90s I think.

Kerry Corner forward came through at an angle and blasted a shot for the near top corner. The ball went centimetres wide and hit the back stantion and rebounded back into his hands, he then duly finished to the net and the goal was given!

The umpire had closed his eyes and ducked so he presumed it had hit the post. Goal stood in a relatively close game iirc. Maybe a Kerry or Tipp poster might remember better.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12507 - 08/07/2019 20:15:47    2208114

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Given the week that's in it, I'd have to suggest Barney Rock's goal at the beginning of extra time in the Dublin v Cork NFL quarter final of 1987. Though Dublin were on the pitch, Cork were not, they were already on their way to Heston Station I believe. The ref started extra time and Barney scored into the old Canal End goal. Ref blew the whistle after that. :)

CornAghais91 (Dublin) - Posts: 51 - 08/07/2019 20:18:08    2208115

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2017 Mayo v Kerry

Mayo had Kerry so rattled that Kerry keeper Brian Kelly from his own kick-out.. kicked thr ball over his own end line for a Mayo 45!

The ultimate short kick-out lol

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 19283 - 08/07/2019 20:40:45    2208133

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Replying To CornAghais91:  "Given the week that's in it, I'd have to suggest Barney Rock's goal at the beginning of extra time in the Dublin v Cork NFL quarter final of 1987. Though Dublin were on the pitch, Cork were not, they were already on their way to Heston Station I believe. The ref started extra time and Barney scored into the old Canal End goal. Ref blew the whistle after that. :)"
Good one, I remember it very well :D

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7508 - 08/07/2019 20:48:30    2208141

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Replying To Grey_Wolf:  "Yes. I think it broke in the 1962 final as well. Which is why they were ready with a spare one in 1992.
I wonder do all county grounds keep a spare one just in case..."
Padraig Harrington in an underage match for vincents in croker knocked the crossbar out at the hill16 end. Don't remember the year, maybe someone out there does.

moylagh (Meath) - Posts: 448 - 08/07/2019 21:05:11    2208152

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Replying To jimbodub:  "2017 Mayo v Kerry

Mayo had Kerry so rattled that Kerry keeper Brian Kelly from his own kick-out.. kicked thr ball over his own end line for a Mayo 45!

The ultimate short kick-out lol"
A classic

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7508 - 08/07/2019 21:05:30    2208153

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I would have considered Mayo's two own goals in the 2016 All-Ireland as pretty bizarre.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 802 - 08/07/2019 21:11:21    2208161

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Brian Talty accidentally on purpose getting hurt in the tunnel 1983

Belclare (Galway) - Posts: 312 - 08/07/2019 21:18:23    2208167

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In a Kildare county final a lad took a penalty, the keeper saved it and when the ball came back out at him hard & fast he headed it first time over the bar. My memory is letting me down, I can't remember who it was. I'm thinking a Leixlip man but might be wrong. Someone else from Kildare might remember. He got fierce abuse from some traditionalists for scoring a point using a soccer skill the poor lad ! I've never seen it again that's for sure.

KildareKelly (Kildare) - Posts: 566 - 08/07/2019 21:26:22    2208173

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Replying To Belclare:  "Brian Talty accidentally on purpose getting hurt in the tunnel 1983"
Did he not accidentally hurt himself enough on the pitch? :D

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7508 - 08/07/2019 21:37:58    2208182

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Greg Kennedy catching TJ Reid's free was pretty bizarre.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 802 - 08/07/2019 21:38:05    2208183

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A Mayo fella called Richie H from Castlebar scored 3 ogs in a junior c game..

Belclare (Galway) - Posts: 312 - 08/07/2019 22:27:18    2208228

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