WATCH: Rogue Galway fan stages one-man pitch invasion after famous All-Ireland victory
Thankfully, there was no need to implement 'Plan B' in Croke Park.
Pitch invasions used to be an obligatory way to celebrate one’s county winning an All-Ireland title, but they haven’t been the done thing in Croke Park for a number of years for health and safety reasons.
Seeing your county claim the Liam McCarthy Cup for the first time in 29 years is probably reason enough to lose the run of yourself and Galway fan Cillin Griffin, a Carraroe man, couldn’t resist the temptation to run out on to the Croke Park pitch after the final whistle on Sunday.
Cillin recorded footage of himself congratulating some of the Galway players in close proximity to him on the pitch (warning: some expletives were used), before running back to his seat in the Cusack Stand, where he tells us he was let back through the gate by a couple of laughing stewards.
Obviously, a breach of the rules like this is not to be condoned, but Cillin was out on the pitch for the guts of a minute and there was no real harm done; certainly no need for anyone at Croke Park to go flashing ‘Plan B’ up on the big screen all over again in any case.