Ten of the most unconventional pieces of skill ever seen in the GAA 7 years ago

Ten of the most unconventional pieces of skill ever seen in the GAA

Every so often, we need to remind ourselves of some of the most creative pieces of improvised brilliance from our native games over the years.

Inspired by Seadna Morey’s improvised, hurley-less pick-up against Tipperary last night, we decided to revisit some more examples of some unconventional yet brilliant pieces of skill from hurling and Gaelic Football in modern times.


Some of the examples below, such as Joe Canning’s reverse handpass and Darran O’Sullivan’s back-flick goal, will instantly ring a bell, but there are others you might not have ever come across before. Gaelic Football diving header anyone?

The examples below are in no particular order and there is every chance that we've left a few out (we didn't mean to... honest) so feel free to let us know in the comment box at the bottom of the page... in a nice way if you wouldn't mind.


Podge Collins pirouette and point over the shoulder v Cork


David Burke scores a point while falling over v Kilkenny

Darran O’Sullivan’s back-flick goal v Limerick


Joe Canning’s no-look handpass v Cork

Michael Murphy’s banana point for DCU


John McGrath does a Brian Corcoran and scores a point on his knees

Jason Sherlock scores a goal without a boot v Laois


The lesser heard-of Gaelic Football diving header

The Gooch’s unconventional pick-up v Mayo

Eoin Quigley’s assist to himself v Kilkenny