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With the 9th year anniversary coming up on Thursday the end of the Leinster final in 2010.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 12109 - 08/07/2019 22:47:07    2208239

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From this website a few months ago :

"Play was briefly stopped following a bizarre incident which took place during a Dublin SHC 'B' game between Castleknock and Thomas Davis in Somerton yesterday evening.

The second half had just started when a speeding low loader truck with a garda car in pursuit entered the ground. Fortunately, no players or spectators were injured as the truck crashed through a fence and back out on the Porterstown Road."

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - Posts: 844 - 08/07/2019 22:59:16    2208242

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Diarmuid connolly strutting about n his wife beater...funnily enough he never togged for da dubs since!

blacknamber (Kerry) - Posts: 263 - 08/07/2019 23:13:49    2208247

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would the famous/infamous 'storming of the hill' before the 2006 Mayo-Dublin semi-final qualify? I don't recall anything quite like that.

offyertrolley (Leitrim) - Posts: 126 - 09/07/2019 00:06:53    2208259

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Replying To moylagh:  "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."
He was actually playing a schools game (his last game of football) for Coláiste Éanna v St Vincents who Dessie Farrell played for at the time. It was the late 80s as far as I know.

TrueBlue35 (Dublin) - Posts: 152 - 09/07/2019 09:10:29    2208294

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few years back hurling club in London only had 14 for Junior league game, one of club diehards in his 70's stood in the corner so they did not concede a walkover and he ended up scoring a goal.

Rosineri1 (UK) - Posts: 1785 - 09/07/2019 09:13:59    2208295

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Replying To blacknamber:  "Diarmuid connolly strutting about n his wife beater...funnily enough he never togged for da dubs since!"
Untrue

Jackeen (Dublin) - Posts: 3826 - 09/07/2019 09:28:54    2208307

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Replying To offyertrolley:  "would the famous/infamous 'storming of the hill' before the 2006 Mayo-Dublin semi-final qualify? I don't recall anything quite like that."
It was quite bizarre for a team to expect to have their own special section of a neutral venue.

Also bizarre to watch Caffery give an old man an unprovoked smash in the back

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 295 - 09/07/2019 12:36:06    2208395

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Replying To Jackeen:  "Untrue"
Oh. .the league counts again everyone. Wasn't sure the latest state of play.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 3620 - 09/07/2019 12:41:14    2208397

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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."
that's "bizarre"???

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 340 - 09/07/2019 12:42:35    2208398

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Replying To TrueBlue35:  "He was actually playing a schools game (his last game of football) for Coláiste Éanna v St Vincents who Dessie Farrell played for at the time. It was the late 80s as far as I know."
Nice one TrueBlue, I did some digging and came across the following link to it:
https://www.balls.ie/gaa/padraig-harrington-croke-park-384460

moylagh (Meath) - Posts: 451 - 09/07/2019 12:46:57    2208399

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Replying To cavanman47:  "Oh. .the league counts again everyone. Wasn't sure the latest state of play."
Course it counts. What's your problem?

Jackeen (Dublin) - Posts: 3826 - 09/07/2019 12:48:45    2208400

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keeping it GAA game wise...Laois wing back John Delaneys own goal back in the mid 1980's against Offaly I think..not trying to better anyone else but it was so bad he had to be taken off after it, he just fell apart...Harry Ryan and Liam Fennelly "clashing" and Harry Ryan getting sent off by the referee for the incident in league game in Enniscorthy in NHL I think November 1987..the Galway footballer shooting for a goal in 1993 Connaught final and as the ball was blazing wide the umpire stretched out his arms wide only for the ball to hit him the worst place possible, lets just say he was in distress behind the goal for a few minutes afterwards...Declan Fogarty of Offaly scoring a "point" in 1987 Leinster hurling final the ball went high over the uprights, the umpires couldn't make up their minds, either could the ref so he just instructed the Kilkenny goalkeeper (David Burke) just to puck out the ball to retstart the game, no wide or point was signalled...very usual incident indeed...people will come on and say "oh ref must have signalled one way or the other, he didn't that day, just gave the go ahead to restart...

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 340 - 09/07/2019 12:54:08    2208403

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Replying To Rosineri1:  "few years back hurling club in London only had 14 for Junior league game, one of club diehards in his 70's stood in the corner so they did not concede a walkover and he ended up scoring a goal."
Was that the same guy who cut the legs off his jeans to make a pair of shorts?

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 754 - 09/07/2019 12:55:16    2208405

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Replying To blacknamber:  "Diarmuid connolly strutting about n his wife beater...funnily enough he never togged for da dubs since!"
It's bizarre what a sub wears in the warm up? Trevor Giles played with no sleeves don't remember anyone thinking it was bizarre.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 9926 - 09/07/2019 12:59:52    2208411

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Cillian O'Connor tapping over a 13 yard free straight in front of the posts in the 2013 final v Dublin, even though it was the last kick of the game and they needed a goal.

That point did of course made him Top Scorer that year, would make you wonder.....

ConnollyDub (Dublin) - Posts: 1802 - 09/07/2019 13:00:18    2208413

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Replying To cavanman47:  "Oh. .the league counts again everyone. Wasn't sure the latest state of play."
You ok, hun?

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 2189 - 09/07/2019 13:07:03    2208416

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1981 Laois got done by the umpire against Offaly. Offaly player (Horan i think his name was) hit a goal chance wide but went in the net at side of the goal. Umpire gave goal cos he ducked, offaly won by a pt and won the all-ireland that yr.

Buachaillbui (Clare) - Posts: 65 - 09/07/2019 13:07:04    2208417

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Saw a player in a club game in Longford break his own nose in the warm-up. Ran through on goals , rifled a shot in that hit the crossbar and the rebound caught him in the face.

catchturnscore (Longford) - Posts: 108 - 09/07/2019 13:41:43    2208437

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Replying To realdub:  "Meath beating Dublin in 2010 :D"
Obviously the spirit of the thread was lost on you realdub .....

greysoil (Monaghan) - Posts: 668 - 09/07/2019 13:47:32    2208439

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