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Replying To Breezy:  "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"
True.

offyertrolley (Leitrim) - Posts: 118 - 09/07/2019 13:51:11    2208440

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Replying To offyertrolley:  "ouch! A tad patronizing that one."
snowflake

ConnollyDub (Dublin) - Posts: 1746 - 09/07/2019 14:15:44    2208453

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Replying To greysoil:  "Obviously the spirit of the thread was lost on you realdub ....."
another snowflake

ConnollyDub (Dublin) - Posts: 1746 - 09/07/2019 14:16:10    2208454

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Replying To ConnollyDub:  "another snowflake"
Wish I was .....

greysoil (Monaghan) - Posts: 542 - 09/07/2019 14:29:03    2208464

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actually, wasn't there a funny goal scored by a meath player passing the ball back to Paddy O'Rourke .
It seemed like he wasn't even watching what was going on at the time and the ball just rolled in.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 825 - 09/07/2019 14:44:05    2208472

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Backheel point by Martin Daly of Clare v Tipp in 2000. Absolutely brilliant.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDlVtFV5eeg

Aibrean (Kerry) - Posts: 39 - 09/07/2019 14:50:01    2208476

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Was at a club hurling game last week and saw something hadn't seen before - ball rasped in towards the top of the goal, keeper sees it too late to get the stick up so throws the head (helmet) at it and saves it putting it out for a 70. Was quick thinking all the same!

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3831 - 09/07/2019 14:55:50    2208480

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "that's "bizarre"???"
Ach it wouldn't happen fairly often in matches now that the crossbar would come down.

Seen a Leitrim player in the 90s who always wore a hurling helmet during national football league games. Think its illegal now to wear one in a football match.

Grey_Wolf (Leitrim) - Posts: 218 - 09/07/2019 15:04:23    2208485

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Replying To Buachaillbui:  "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."
Johnny Flaherty was the Offaly player i'm fairly sure.

BliainanÁir (Laois) - Posts: 343 - 09/07/2019 15:44:43    2208506

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:D

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7508 - 09/07/2019 15:50:16    2208508

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Replying To MesAmis:  "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."
I remember that incident "live"..it was a shocking decision to allow the goal stand..Tipp were fairly decent back then too...Ger O'Shea I think was the name of the Kerry player involved..it was when Johnny Crowley and co. were playing..Ime guessing 1997 or 98..watched it in the inlaws house and I wasn't married at time!!

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 311 - 09/07/2019 15:59:00    2208515

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Replying To OLLIE:  "With the 9th year anniversary coming up on Thursday the end of the Leinster final in 2010."
wouldn't really call that incident bizarre...such incidents occur in various guises over the years...yes controversial definitely, did Ollie Murphy throw the ball over the line..we think he did...."bundled the ball" was the term used at the time...pity it cost Louth that day..so near to Leinster Championship etc...

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 311 - 09/07/2019 16:02:01    2208517

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Replying To ConnollyDub:  "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....."
not a bizarre incident though..one might argue he was sure the ref would give another play...players tend to do that..happened a few times since..players tapping over the bar with injury time up "hoping" the ref will allow kick out and win possession for a chance to attack for equalizer..hard to fathom why players would take the chance...

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 311 - 09/07/2019 16:05:26    2208519

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Cork refusing to come out for extra time in League semi final in 1988 I think...game was level...they had a train to catch apparently....ref restarted with only Dublin on the field...was it Barney Rock soloed through and kicked a score, the ref then blew up the match (as there was no way to restart with a kick out!!)..Dublin won!!!

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 311 - 09/07/2019 16:08:56    2208520

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one that wasn't picked up I always maintain..Tipp V Kilkenny in 2009 I think it was...Tipp leading, Kilkenny were clearing their line after pressure from Tipp, ball to me appeared to go over the sideline, Tipp player fatally slowed down expecting a line ball...Kilkenny man kept playing on..ball worked up into Kilkenny square for a goal by I think Eddie Brennan or Aidan Fogarty...Tipp fell asunder there after, Kilkenny got another goal soon after...RTE didn't cause any controversy by showing the incident that night, they just picked up on the ball coming in to the Tipp square by the Kilkenny player..I would loved to have seen the incident slowed down to clarify...at the time the ball looked well out to me in the build up...we will never know now...

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 311 - 09/07/2019 16:13:51    2208523

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Pete Finnerty snapping his hurley as he lined up to take a side line cut.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 595 - 09/07/2019 16:47:46    2208537

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Replying To BliainanÁir:  "Johnny Flaherty was the Offaly player i'm fairly sure."
It was Padraig Horan who shot the wide ball that went into the net through the side netting in 1981 Leinster Hurling Semi-Final. The goal was awarded and if I remember correctly it was in the first half so there was not too much of a hullabaloo.
Offaly won by 1 point, 3-20 - 6-10, beat Wexford in Leinster Final and won their first All-Ireland by beating Galway.
Laois had a great team in the early 1980s but Offaly got the breakthrough (fair play to them) and we had the heartbreak.

PudsyRyan (Laois) - Posts: 15 - 09/07/2019 17:11:35    2208549

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "one that wasn't picked up I always maintain..Tipp V Kilkenny in 2009 I think it was...Tipp leading, Kilkenny were clearing their line after pressure from Tipp, ball to me appeared to go over the sideline, Tipp player fatally slowed down expecting a line ball...Kilkenny man kept playing on..ball worked up into Kilkenny square for a goal by I think Eddie Brennan or Aidan Fogarty...Tipp fell asunder there after, Kilkenny got another goal soon after...RTE didn't cause any controversy by showing the incident that night, they just picked up on the ball coming in to the Tipp square by the Kilkenny player..I would loved to have seen the incident slowed down to clarify...at the time the ball looked well out to me in the build up...we will never know now..."
Had a good view of it, ball certainly was very close to the line.It was 2009 and it was Comerford who got the goal, KK's 2nd, their first goal was a controversial penalty scored by Henry.
Savage game.

Condorman (Dublin) - Posts: 967 - 09/07/2019 17:21:27    2208554

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That elderly Offaly fan who keeps coming on screen when TG4 or RTE or doing analysis live from a Midlands ground.

eoghan6688 (Galway) - Posts: 41 - 09/07/2019 17:22:44    2208558

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "Cork refusing to come out for extra time in League semi final in 1988 I think...game was level...they had a train to catch apparently....ref restarted with only Dublin on the field...was it Barney Rock soloed through and kicked a score, the ref then blew up the match (as there was no way to restart with a kick out!!)..Dublin won!!!"
Always wondered what would have happened if Rock had somehow missed?
Only Cork would pull a stunt like it.

Condorman (Dublin) - Posts: 967 - 09/07/2019 17:22:59    2208559

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