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12th Sep 2016

WATCH: GAA player in Kerry scores last-gasp equaliser with Maurice Fitzgerald-esque sideline ball

Conor Heneghan

How fitting that a point like this was scored in Kerry.

If you were out and about on Sunday afternoon, you’ll know that the weather conditions in most parts of the country didn’t exactly lend themselves to high-quality sporting action.

Still, the show had to go on and in Strand Road in Tralee, spectators were treated to the most dramatic of finishes in the Division 3 relegation play-off between Keel and Ballydonoghue.

With Ballydonoghue leading by a point in injury time at the end of extra time, Keel’s Gary Sayers took on the responsibility to level matters with an outrageous effort off the outside of his left boot from the sideline that brought to mind Maurice Fitzgerald’s famous effort against Dublin in Thurles in 2001.

Considering the conditions, the pressure and that Sayers’ legs must have been struggling at the end of 80 minutes of action, it was some strike and the connection was as sweet as you’ll see.

Better yet, it was the second time Sayers had done it in the game having levelled the scores in injury time at the end of normal time with what was described as a “massive 50 yard free”.

Maurice Fitz himself would’ve been proud of that effort.

Clip via MuscularChristianity

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