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25/07/2021

VIDEO: Offaly goalkeeper takes impossible last minute free to salvage draw for club

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Offaly goalkeeper takes impossible last minute free to salvage draw for club

Offaly goalkeeper takes impossible last minute free to salvage draw for club

Offaly county goalkeeper Alan Mulhall was drafted in to take a last minute free for his club, Walsh Island, against St. Brigid's at the weekend.

He need a goal to salvage a draw and faced up to at least 14 St. Brigid's players who had converged on the goal line. What happened next is amazing.

Video credit: Mark Whittle 

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The game was part of the round robin phase of the Senior B Championship and took place in a rain sodden Daingean GAA on Sunday afternoon.

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St. Brigid's, who are rooted to the bottom of the table, looked set to claim their first win in six games as they led 1-9 to 0-9 heading into the closing stages.

Up stepped Alan Mulhall for a last minute free for Walsh Island, and with one thunderous swing of his right boot, he blasted the ball to the roof of the net to send the soaked supporters and team officials into rapturous applause.

There was even a Packie Bonner-esque leap for joy at the very end!

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