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25th Aug 2014

GAA legends Joe Deane and Johnny Doyle rolled back the years for their clubs yesterday

Form is temporary, class is permanent...

Joe Harrington

Form is temporary, class is permanent…

Two of the best loved GAA stars of the last 15 years turned in two fantastic individual performances at club level in Cork and Kildare yesterday. On Leeside, Joe Deane was at his magical best for Killeagh while in Kildare, Johnny Doyle was tearing it up with Allenwood.

Deane was the star of the show in Killeagh’s 1-18 to 0-16 win over Courcey Rovers in the County Senior Hurling Championship relegation playoff. The 37-year-old lined out at midfield and was the side’s main marksman as he scored 0-9. His performance was described in the Irish Examiner today as “wonderful display of hurling skill, craft and impeccable free-taking” so Joe has clearly still got it.

Meanwhile, in Kildare yesterday, Johnny Doyle proved his quality in clutch situations once again as he kicked a last minute free from almost 50 metres out to earn his club Allenwood a draw against Johnstownbridge in the County Senior Football Championship.

The score was Doyle’s 10th point of the game which is a mighty haul in any game of football so it seems that the 36-year-old is showing no signs of slowing down. Here’s the Twitter reaction to Johnny’s match-leveling score.

Hat-tip to Irish Examiner.