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Was just looking at that recreation of the 1978 "freak" goal by Mikey Sheehy out up by Kilmacud CRokes.
The goal itself it was a stroke of genius but by Mikey Sheehy's own admission there was no free, The thing is, that goal changed the whole dynamic of the game and that All -Ireland became the first of the famous 4 in a row .

I think Stephen Cluxton's point was a huge moment for Dublin GAA. The drought had finally ended and some members of that team would go on to win 8 All-Ireland medals and form the nucleus of the 6 in a row team. It was a turning point in the history of Dublin GAA

Interestingly, both scores came from 'soft' frees. Did Kev Mac buy that free??? Did he intend to go for goal in the 2013 semi-final? Allimpoderables.

Was just wondering if posters had other examples of critical scores in hurling or football that had a critical bearing on important games and possibly changed the course of GAA history for a few years.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1974 - 05/07/2023 14:40:51    2492441

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JOD's dive and penalty in the replay against Mayo in Limerick. That really was Mayo's year

Breffni40 (Cavan) - Posts: 12116 - 05/07/2023 15:11:48    2492454

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A recent one, but Joe Cannings miracle effort vs Tipp in the 2017 AI Semi Final. Led to Galway's first AI win in almost 30 years but also for Canning himself, with one point he went from one of the greatest to never win it to one of the greatest full stop without debate

Kinvara (Galway) - Posts: 126 - 05/07/2023 15:30:19    2492465

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Great idea for a thread

Barney Rocks equalising goal against Cork in the drawn 1983 AI semifinals

Dubs looked dead and buried but because of that great team goal and finish, they snatched a chance of a replay which they went onto win comfortably in a famous victory down in Cork on the way to win Sam, they managed one more Sam at a time dominated by Kerry and they'd have to wait another 12 years with plenty of heartache along the way.. if it wasn't for that late goal.. bloody hell.. it would have been a very long and painful wait...

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 20600 - 05/07/2023 15:31:15    2492466

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Johnny Dooleys goal that started the five minute final in 94 for Offaly, If Limerick had won either that or the one in 96 would they have received as much backing from JP as they did in the years that followed or is it too much of a stretch!

keepitlit (Longford) - Posts: 33 - 05/07/2023 15:36:56    2492468

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Henry Shefflin penalty 2009.

countyman2022 (Wexford) - Posts: 641 - 05/07/2023 15:58:27    2492476

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Replying To Breffni40:  "JOD's dive and penalty in the replay against Mayo in Limerick. That really was Mayo's year"
So I have hear Breffni40, but the cynic in me says we would have found a way to lose the final somehow.

Given Mayos history in finals the score that sticks out for me was Colm Coyle 1996. He hit the ball from inside his own half I think, it bounced in front of the keeper and went over the bar. That brought Meath level and the game finished in a draw, Mayo lost the replay by 1 point and Mayo have lost a further 9 finals since. Add to that '89 and that's 11 finals lost in just over 30 years.

If that ball had bounced wide instead of over the bar what would have happened Mayo in the following years? Who knows.

Great post by the way!

Cbar (Mayo) - Posts: 308 - 05/07/2023 16:44:28    2492489

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Replying To jimbodub:  "Great idea for a thread

Barney Rocks equalising goal against Cork in the drawn 1983 AI semifinals

Dubs looked dead and buried but because of that great team goal and finish, they snatched a chance of a replay which they went onto win comfortably in a famous victory down in Cork on the way to win Sam, they managed one more Sam at a time dominated by Kerry and they'd have to wait another 12 years with plenty of heartache along the way.. if it wasn't for that late goal.. bloody hell.. it would have been a very long and painful wait..."
Remember Mullin's lovely foot pass to Ray Hazely who then passed with the outside of the boot. That was a brilliant moment right enough jimbodub.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1974 - 05/07/2023 16:56:34    2492493

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Replying To avonali:  "Was just looking at that recreation of the 1978 "freak" goal by Mikey Sheehy out up by Kilmacud CRokes.
The goal itself it was a stroke of genius but by Mikey Sheehy's own admission there was no free, The thing is, that goal changed the whole dynamic of the game and that All -Ireland became the first of the famous 4 in a row .

I think Stephen Cluxton's point was a huge moment for Dublin GAA. The drought had finally ended and some members of that team would go on to win 8 All-Ireland medals and form the nucleus of the 6 in a row team. It was a turning point in the history of Dublin GAA

Interestingly, both scores came from 'soft' frees. Did Kev Mac buy that free??? Did he intend to go for goal in the 2013 semi-final? Allimpoderables.

Was just wondering if posters had other examples of critical scores in hurling or football that had a critical bearing on important games and possibly changed the course of GAA history for a few years."
Didn't Kerry run at convincing winners in '78 in anyways?

That suggests to me that there would have been another defining moment for Kerry in that game.

As for 2011 I think it was Kev Mc's goal that was THE defining moment. Dubs were dead and buried at that stage. The noise afterwards was unreal, 50k Dubs thinking 'this is on!' and 30k Kerry ones getting that sinking feeling we all know well when the game turns on your team.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13705 - 05/07/2023 17:17:41    2492497

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Unfortunately, Durcan's short kick out and Donaghy's goal in 2014. It gave Kerry that little cushion to keep us at arm's length for the remainder of the game. They'd just gone a point up I remember but it was really tit-for-tat up to that point after we'd made up the deficit for the first goal

CCFabu (Donegal) - Posts: 94 - 05/07/2023 17:57:27    2492506

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Kevin Foley scoring that late goal in the Leinster 1st Round 3rd replay 1991! Dubs cruising to victory and then Beggy bangs over the winner from that kick out. If Dublin, as they should, had won that day they would have went on to win the All Ireland and would have been the beginning of the 1st 5 in a row, 91-95, instead of the one in a row in 95! Most costly goal ever! Down, Donegal, and Derry wouldn't have had a sniff!

Onion_Sack (Dublin) - Posts: 203 - 05/07/2023 18:10:38    2492510

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Martin Furlong's penalty save in 1982 All Ireland Final. A big factor in stopping Kerry doing 5 in a row if not the crucial one. Penalty looked soft enough and the keeper staying on his line until ball was kicked wasn't so important! He still had to stop it though and Furlong won his third All Ireland that day.

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GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 7337 - 05/07/2023 19:58:05    2492528

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Mcmanamon v kerry in 2011

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1701 - 05/07/2023 20:01:14    2492529

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Replying To keepitlit:  "Johnny Dooleys goal that started the five minute final in 94 for Offaly, If Limerick had won either that or the one in 96 would they have received as much backing from JP as they did in the years that followed or is it too much of a stretch!"
JP has been backing Limerick most of his life.

cityman73 (Limerick) - Posts: 775 - 05/07/2023 20:48:08    2492535

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Nhl in 54 I think. 15 points down against tipp at half time. Came back to win with Nicky rackard giving an exhibition I'm told.

Billy Byrne rally. 1-2 off the bench to retain leinster in 97.

Mick Jacob injury time goal. Kilkennys first defeat in leinster for 7 years.

Damien fitzhenry penalties against Limerick in 01 and tipp in 07.

Harry Kehoe goal in 14. A replay against defending ai champions Clare. Brilliant Jack guiney pass in extra time put us back on the map.

Lee chin penalty this year started the comeback that kept us up.

Kilkenny have done it to us and everyone else more times than I can count.

Doylerwex (Wexford) - Posts: 2631 - 05/07/2023 23:07:18    2492549

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ciaran carey's point in 1996. otherwise clare may have done three in a row

KnockaineyAbú (Limerick) - Posts: 96 - 05/07/2023 23:32:19    2492553

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Yeah the poster that starred this thread has a chip on shoulder but OK. 1978 was it a free No! However Kerry should have got a free a few mins before for a Paddy Cullen trip/kick on Ger Power. Ref did nt give it a d g ave it few mins later on the wrong. Now Kerry were on a roll and after scoring a goal and a point without reply but the poster thinks it changed the game. Maybe it did and Kerry only won by 17 pts. Was Cluxtoms a free in 2011. I ll let other s decide but fact is a double hop IS a free and Kev Mac double hopped on front Dub goals 40m out. A certs in point for Kerry with a great free taker like Bryan Sheehan but it was ignored again. What about Peter Canavan s legit point in 1995 v Dub disallowed on the wrong and of course Charlie Redmond sending off or not. Now the poster that started this thread has his agenda and I have outed him already for stalking and telling untruths. He should add the letters to be ar to his Username. Can't help himself but constantly throw digs and dirt at my county and claims his Dad is from there. I wonder how his Dad would feel.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 3674 - 06/07/2023 01:29:26    2492557

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Not a score, but I think Nicky Quaid's save in 2018 against Cork was one of the foundation blocks to see Limerick go onto to dominate the hurling landscape over this period of time.

St.Mologga (Cork) - Posts: 102 - 06/07/2023 09:47:21    2492567

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Replying To MesAmis:  "Didn't Kerry run at convincing winners in '78 in anyways?

That suggests to me that there would have been another defining moment for Kerry in that game.

As for 2011 I think it was Kev Mc's goal that was THE defining moment. Dubs were dead and buried at that stage. The noise afterwards was unreal, 50k Dubs thinking 'this is on!' and 30k Kerry ones getting that sinking feeling we all know well when the game turns on your team."
Dublin were going well until that moment. It was oretty evenly matched. The Dubs were ahead by a point ot two. As I said the whole game changed at that moment. It was as if Kerry were energised by it and the bottom just fell out of Dublin's game.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1974 - 06/07/2023 09:53:54    2492570

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Graeme Mulcahy's winning point in the 2018 All Ireland hurling final.
About 6 mins into injury time.
We had been winning by 7 at full time but due to an injury to James Skehill, the Galway keeper almost 10 mins additional time was played.

Galway, the defending all Ireland champions get 2 goals in as many minutes, all of a sudden we're on the back foot and horrible memories of 1994 are floating around the place.

We've had so much bad luck in Croke park winning that day was essential. Graemes point leads us to our first all Ireland in 45 years and kick-starts a Golden era for Limerick hurling..

skillet (Limerick) - Posts: 1057 - 06/07/2023 09:57:40    2492572

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