WATCH: Offaly's mesmerising goal in second half fight-back against Kilkenny

Vintage hurling from Kevin Martin's men

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly


Offaly were in fighting mood last weekend as they battled hard to peg back a wasteful Kilkenny side at Nowlan Park in the second round of the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship. 

It was ultimate disappaointment for Kevin Martin's side as Kilkenny pulled away to win by nine points. With seven minutes remaining, Offaly had pulled it back to a three-point deficit, thanks in no small part to a wonderful Joe Bergin goal. 

With the game not being televised, this goal was missed by many fans and pundits but as quick-thinking and soft hands go, this goal was right up their with vintage Offaly hurling.

A long ball found its way to Shane Dooley who scooped it up and played an audacious overhead handpass towards the square. Conor Mahon appeared to get a deft touch on it as he set up Joe Bergin who came through to finish to the net. 

In a game largely overlooked, the awareness of all three players and the hunger to get in on goal produced a stunning moment reminiscent of Offaly blistering brand of hurling in the 1990s.

Scroll back up to relive the goal in all its glory.


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