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Title: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: BennyCake on April 27, 2020, 01:10:11 PM
Watched MOTDís most bonkers Premier League moments. Most were fairly non-events. Cantonaís Kung fu kick, Di Canio shoving the ref and Bentís beachball goal v Liverpool about the most memorable.

Anyway, it got me thinking about a GAA one.

Meath v Louth 2010 obviously is a big one.
Offaly fans sit down protest on the pitch in 1998 another.
Charlie Redmond getting sent off twice in 1995.

Any others you would include?
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: GetOverTheBar on April 27, 2020, 01:30:16 PM
Your big Mayo fella had to be held back by the daughter is another one for sure

Davy Fitz bound to have 2/3 entries on his own.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: seafoid on April 27, 2020, 01:51:07 PM
Mayo winning the 1925 Connacht final but Galway represent Connacht and win the All Ireland
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: armaghniac on April 27, 2020, 02:43:35 PM
Watched MOTDís most bonkers Premier League moments. Most were fairly non-events. Cantonaís Kung fu kick, Di Canio shoving the ref and Bentís beachball goal v Liverpool about the most memorable.

Anyway, it got me thinking about a GAA one.

Meath v Louth 2010 obviously is a big one.
Offaly fans sit down protest on the pitch in 1998 another.
Charlie Redmond getting sent off twice in 1995.

Any others you would include?

Cork take the train home
https://www.rte.ie/archives/2015/0423/696114-cork/

Jeansgate Crossmaglen Rangers vs Domintee
https://youtu.be/JLYo1pqmrlQ


Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: marty34 on April 27, 2020, 02:59:57 PM
The Meath 'goal' V Louth in Leinster Final and the 'schmoozzle' afterwards where the lad tried to shoulder the ref in the back and completely missed then came back for seconds.

Funny if it wasn't so serious!
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: befair on April 27, 2020, 03:15:14 PM
No question, the dog in Croke Pk........  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvIu8XxUKIw
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: larryin89 on April 27, 2020, 03:25:08 PM
How Shane enright stayed on the pitch in 2014 replay , laugh you may but I still canít fathom how Cormac loveskerry Reilly could award the penalty for a drag down and not card him , it was bizarre or plain cheating ?
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on April 27, 2020, 04:04:03 PM
The Biffos sitdown protest in the 1998 semi versus Clare was a bit mad!
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: imtommygunn on April 27, 2020, 04:10:54 PM
Slightly more local but a player walking off the pitch in senior football when their team mates wouldn't pass to them lol.

Yeah Offaly Clare, Cork 83 or whatever year there were no opponents. Meath vs Louth has to be up there.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: Ethan Tremblay on April 27, 2020, 04:11:32 PM
No question, the dog in Croke Pk........  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvIu8XxUKIw

Brilliant, the dog actually put a tackle in
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: Aaron Boone on April 27, 2020, 04:13:33 PM
Kerry's first All-Ireland was in hurling.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: BennyCake on April 27, 2020, 04:14:24 PM
The Meath Antrim fiasco a couple of years ago, when it finished level but they got the score wrong and presented Meath with the Christy Ring cup.

Then for Meath to have to hand back the cup, and have a re-match.

A simple solution. Something lacking in 2010.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: BennyCake on April 27, 2020, 04:17:41 PM
Roscommon wrecking the place in 1992. Well, just the crossbar...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CybEz6qHtNs
 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CybEz6qHtNs)
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: thewobbler on April 27, 2020, 04:29:39 PM
I donít know if it actually got the media attention (disdain) that it deserved. Which kind of shows how common the behaviour had become. But this was meant to be a showpiece game.

Dublin handpassing the ball around in circles for over 5 mins, with their opponents continuing to hold their defensive shape, despite being 5 points down, in one of the first Super 8 clashes vs Donegal. This should have been considered a seminal moment for Gaelic Football, one which should have been met with the end of the Super 8s, and frees being awarded against back passes back into your own half.

Everyone should watch it again. And vomit.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: dublin7 on April 27, 2020, 08:24:13 PM
I donít know if it actually got the media attention (disdain) that it deserved. Which kind of shows how common the behaviour had become. But this was meant to be a showpiece game.

Dublin handpassing the ball around in circles for over 5 mins, with their opponents continuing to hold their defensive shape, despite being 5 points down, in one of the first Super 8 clashes vs Donegal. This should have been considered a seminal moment for Gaelic Football, one which should have been met with the end of the Super 8s, and frees being awarded against back passes back into your own half.

Everyone should watch it again. And vomit.

Dublin v Donegal in 2011 and the beginning of the blanket defence in football. Now that was vomit enducing and no one should be forced to watch it again.

 Thank f**k we are finally starting to see the end of it and teams now realise it wont work against the top sides and/or win an All Ireland.

Also back in the 80s Wexford were playing Dublin in the championship in Wexford Park. Stand was full so some dubs took up positions on the roof of the dressing rooms to watch the game. Part of the roof gave way and a few dubs fell through the roof and landed in the middle of the Wexford dressing room during their pre match teamtalk.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: befair on April 27, 2020, 08:57:04 PM
I donít know if it actually got the media attention (disdain) that it deserved. Which kind of shows how common the behaviour had become. But this was meant to be a showpiece game.

Dublin handpassing the ball around in circles for over 5 mins, with their opponents continuing to hold their defensive shape, despite being 5 points down, in one of the first Super 8 clashes vs Donegal. This should have been considered a seminal moment for Gaelic Football, one which should have been met with the end of the Super 8s, and frees being awarded against back passes back into your own half.

Everyone should watch it again. And vomit.

Watched Derry vs Down on TG4 yesterday; how our game has deteriorated since then; no massed defence (thanks Donegal), no faking injury to get opponents sent off (thanks Tyrone), no short kick-outs.

Dublin v Donegal in 2011 and the beginning of the blanket defence in football. Now that was vomit enducing and no one should be forced to watch it again.

 Thank f**k we are finally starting to see the end of it and teams now realise it wont work against the top sides and/or win an All Ireland.

Also back in the 80s Wexford were playing Dublin in the championship in Wexford Park. Stand was full so some dubs took up positions on the roof of the dressing rooms to watch the game. Part of the roof gave way and a few dubs fell through the roof and landed in the middle of the Wexford dressing room during their pre match teamtalk.

Watched Derry vs Down on TG4 yesterday; how our game has deteriorated since then; no massed defence (thanks Donegal), no faking injury to get opponents sent off (thanks Tyrone), no short kick-outs.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: laoislad on April 27, 2020, 09:05:36 PM
Laois beating Armagh, giving them a replay and beating them again....
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: BennyCake on April 27, 2020, 09:20:20 PM
I donít know if it actually got the media attention (disdain) that it deserved. Which kind of shows how common the behaviour had become. But this was meant to be a showpiece game.

Dublin handpassing the ball around in circles for over 5 mins, with their opponents continuing to hold their defensive shape, despite being 5 points down, in one of the first Super 8 clashes vs Donegal. This should have been considered a seminal moment for Gaelic Football, one which should have been met with the end of the Super 8s, and frees being awarded against back passes back into your own half.

Everyone should watch it again. And vomit.

Watched Derry vs Down on TG4 yesterday; how our game has deteriorated since then; no massed defence (thanks Donegal), no faking injury to get opponents sent off (thanks Tyrone), no short kick-outs.

Dublin v Donegal in 2011 and the beginning of the blanket defence in football. Now that was vomit enducing and no one should be forced to watch it again.

 Thank f**k we are finally starting to see the end of it and teams now realise it wont work against the top sides and/or win an All Ireland.

Also back in the 80s Wexford were playing Dublin in the championship in Wexford Park. Stand was full so some dubs took up positions on the roof of the dressing rooms to watch the game. Part of the roof gave way and a few dubs fell through the roof and landed in the middle of the Wexford dressing room during their pre match teamtalk.

Watched Derry vs Down on TG4 yesterday; how our game has deteriorated since then; no massed defence (thanks Donegal), no faking injury to get opponents sent off (thanks Tyrone), no short kick-outs.

Yes, noticed towards the end, a Down player practically shoved Greg Blaney to the ground, obviously telling him to lie down and waste time. Nope, up he got and carried on.

Great amount of long kicking in that game. A great spectacle.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: BennyCake on April 27, 2020, 09:22:58 PM
Laois beating Armagh, giving them a replay and beating them again....

You didnít give us a replay.

If the CCCCC were consistent, you wouldíve been turfed out for breaking the rules. Not only that, but you got home advantage for the rematch. You couldnít make it up.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: omaghjoe on April 27, 2020, 09:40:26 PM

Also back in the 80s Wexford were playing Dublin in the championship in Wexford Park. Stand was full so some dubs took up positions on the roof of the dressing rooms to watch the game. Part of the roof gave way and a few dubs fell through the roof and landed in the middle of the Wexford dressing room during their pre match teamtalk.

.....and ended up squaring up to none other than Billy Walsh....  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: macdanger2 on April 27, 2020, 10:19:27 PM
Cake Curran's "surprise" penalty goal in the dying seconds of the 1989 Connacht minor final

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZKbZlERhQs
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: laoislad on April 27, 2020, 10:28:35 PM
Laois beating Armagh, giving them a replay and beating them again....

You didnít give us a replay.

If the CCCCC were consistent, you wouldíve been turfed out for breaking the rules. Not only that, but you got home advantage for the rematch. You couldnít make it up.
Still sore about it I see..... ;)
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: BennyCake on April 27, 2020, 10:30:14 PM
Cake Curran's "surprise" penalty goal in the dying seconds of the 1989 Connacht minor final

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZKbZlERhQs

Why was there a rematch?
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: Eamonnca1 on April 27, 2020, 10:46:43 PM
Cake Curran's "surprise" penalty goal in the dying seconds of the 1989 Connacht minor final

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZKbZlERhQs

Why was there a rematch?

Was there any rule against taking a penalty like that?
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: macdanger2 on April 27, 2020, 11:16:06 PM
Cake Curran's "surprise" penalty goal in the dying seconds of the 1989 Connacht minor final

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZKbZlERhQs

Why was there a rematch?

Galway appealed it, not sure on what grounds it was successful though
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: Rossfan on April 27, 2020, 11:27:51 PM
From memory- Ros got the Cup, then the ref found some Connacht Council officials to tell them he didn't allow the goal as the lad who placed the ball didnt take the kick and therefore Galway were the winners.
Eventually it was replayed and we won.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: BennyCake on April 27, 2020, 11:35:38 PM
The player who places the ball on the spot, has to take the penalty?

Is that a proper rule?
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: omaghjoe on April 27, 2020, 11:53:16 PM
That is bonkers....what other young lad would have the neck to do that in a provincial final?

I think Cake's reaction was as much to do with the refs decision as anything else, he behaved like he scored a perfectly legit goal... anyone else they would prob have glanced to the ref to see his reaction.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: whitey on April 27, 2020, 11:54:07 PM
The player who places the ball on the spot, has to take the penalty?

Is that a proper rule?

It was disallowed because there were 2 players inside the 21 (if I remember correctly)
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: seafoid on April 28, 2020, 12:11:01 PM
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/controversial-sky-tv-deal-fails-to-chime-with-magical-riff-of-gaa-1.1750676

In the afterword to his much loved book Over the Bar , ” hEithir offers his interpretation of what the GAA is really about and tells the story of Bill Doonan, a restless Cavan man who literally broke for the border in 1943, joined the British army and quickly found himself serving as a radio operator in southern Italy. On a certain Sunday in September, the Irish man vanished and his unit, fearing the worst, quickly mounted a search. His mates found him in the rarest of places.

ďHe was up a tree on the side of a steep hill and appeared to be in a trance,Ē wrote ” hEithir. ďAnd in a way he was, for after much effort and experimentation, Private Doonan had eventually homed in on the commentary of the second half of the All-Ireland final between Roscommon and Cavan in Croke Park. He was too indispensible to be court-martialled
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: seafoid on April 28, 2020, 12:46:39 PM
GAA president Liam O'Neill insulting fans who didn't like the Sky deal in 2014

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaa-president-clarifies-remarks-about-prime-time-audience-member-1.1750883

The following day, speaking at a GAA function in Croke Park, OíNeill sharply criticised RT…ís treatment of the story stating: ďI think the star of the show was Prime Time in fairness. Where they got people in the audience... where they got the character barely able to read, calling us whatever he called us. Where did they get them?Ē
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: five points on April 28, 2020, 12:50:12 PM
GAA president Liam O'Neill insulting fans who didn't like the Sky deal in 2014

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaa-president-clarifies-remarks-about-prime-time-audience-member-1.1750883

The following day, speaking at a GAA function in Croke Park, OíNeill sharply criticised RT…ís treatment of the story stating: ďI think the star of the show was Prime Time in fairness. Where they got people in the audience... where they got the character barely able to read, calling us whatever he called us. Where did they get them?Ē

Par for the course with O'Neill's car crash presidency.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: J70 on April 28, 2020, 01:30:44 PM
Kerry's first All-Ireland was in hurling.

Before the Ulster Senior Hurling Championship was abandoned after WW2, Donegal made it to 13 finals, winning 3. Haven't been back since.

We didn't make a football final until 1963 and didn't win a senior football title until 1972.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: johnnycool on April 28, 2020, 01:54:10 PM
The Biffos sitdown protest in the 1998 semi versus Clare was a bit mad!

Certainly the maddest thing I've ever saw and it was live on TV at the time.
There was meant to be either a B or intermediate championship game on after that game and it had to be cancelled.
If you watch the footage of it again there's either Carlow or Kildare hurlers pucking balls about in the background.

Biffo's went on to win the AI that year IIRC.

Clare were out on their feet in the replay.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: screenexile on April 28, 2020, 02:29:45 PM
Clones 1994 James McCartan is destroying Paul Donnelly and loses his boot as he runs in towards goal and is fouled for a penalty.

Donnelly lifted his boot and fired it into the crowd. . . But it wasn't Tyronies who invented cynical play ;)
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: BennyCake on April 28, 2020, 02:34:32 PM
The Biffos sitdown protest in the 1998 semi versus Clare was a bit mad!

Certainly the maddest thing I've ever saw and it was live on TV at the time.
There was meant to be either a B or intermediate championship game on after that game and it had to be cancelled.
If you watch the footage of it again there's either Carlow or Kildare hurlers pucking balls about in the background.


Biffo's went on to win the AI that year IIRC.

Clare were out on their feet in the replay.

Nearly sure Paul Galvin was hurling for one of the teams afterwards. Think he was actually injured or suspended for that match, but was available for the rescheduled match. Read it in his book.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: BennyCake on April 28, 2020, 02:37:41 PM
Recall Kerry scoring a goal a few years back. Might have been Maurice Fitzgerald who shot, ball went wide but hit the metal stanchion thing and back into play. Ball came back to him and he put it in the net. The goal stood.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: rosnarun on April 28, 2020, 02:38:06 PM
I think the picture of 5 men trying to eject one mayo man in limerick deserves a mention
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: mrdeeds on April 28, 2020, 03:00:13 PM
Peter Reilly in an Ulster championship game looking for a contact lense on the pitch.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: Rudi on April 28, 2020, 03:02:48 PM
Mayo V Dublin at the neutral, sorry I mean Dublin home venue of Croke Park in 06. Mayo warmed up in front of the Dublin supporters in Hill 16. Ciaran Whelan threw his weight about like a big sausage as did his manager a member of the Gaurds. Hitting Jim Morrisson (RIP) with a big shoulder into the back, like a big coward. Never as happy to see a team getting beat as I was that day, McDonald & Mayo put manners on the brats that day. Mayo were not just roared on that day by their own supporters, Rossies & Leitrim fans roared them on to.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: dublin7 on April 28, 2020, 04:56:27 PM
Mayo V Dublin at the neutral, sorry I mean Dublin home venue of Croke Park in 06. Mayo warmed up in front of the Dublin supporters in Hill 16. Ciaran Whelan threw his weight about like a big sausage as did his manager a member of the Gaurds. Hitting Jim Morrisson (RIP) with a big shoulder into the back, like a big coward. Never as happy to see a team getting beat as I was that day, McDonald & Mayo put manners on the brats that day. Mayo were not just roared on that day by their own supporters, Rossies & Leitrim fans roared them on to.

David Brady has made a career out of dining out on that story on radio/TV. For all the talk of Mayo getting one over on the dubs with warming up at the hill end people forget though that dubs were cruising in that game and were 7 points ahead at one stage in the 2nd half. A typical 2nd half collapse by that team of that era and Sherlock (I think) hitting the bar going for a last minute equaliser cost them
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: seafoid on April 28, 2020, 05:04:11 PM
The Biffos sitdown protest in the 1998 semi versus Clare was a bit mad!

Certainly the maddest thing I've ever saw and it was live on TV at the time.
There was meant to be either a B or intermediate championship game on after that game and it had to be cancelled.
If you watch the footage of it again there's either Carlow or Kildare hurlers pucking balls about in the background.

Biffo's went on to win the AI that year IIRC.

Clare were out on their feet in the replay.
I was at the match. It was so weird and impossible to know what was happening. We were walking back to the city centre when we heard there was a replay.

The Michael Duignan laochra gael episode covers the Babs/Bond summer that ended in Offaly's last all Ireland

Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: whitey on April 28, 2020, 05:09:11 PM
Mayo V Dublin at the neutral, sorry I mean Dublin home venue of Croke Park in 06. Mayo warmed up in front of the Dublin supporters in Hill 16. Ciaran Whelan threw his weight about like a big sausage as did his manager a member of the Gaurds. Hitting Jim Morrisson (RIP) with a big shoulder into the back, like a big coward. Never as happy to see a team getting beat as I was that day, McDonald & Mayo put manners on the brats that day. Mayo were not just roared on that day by their own supporters, Rossies & Leitrim fans roared them on to.

David Brady has made a career out of dining out on that story on radio/TV. For all the talk of Mayo getting one over on the dubs with warming up at the hill end people forget though that dubs were cruising in that game and were 7 points ahead at one stage in the 2nd half. A typical 2nd half collapse by that team of that era and Sherlock (I think) hitting the bar going for a last minute equaliser cost them

The rumour doing the rounds is that Caffrey thought the same was won and changed up his formation as a dry run to something he was going to try in the final. Unlike the current Dublin team, that Dublin team was particularly unlike able and I think the entire country was delighted to see Whelan put on his arse by David Brady
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: BennyCake on April 28, 2020, 05:18:17 PM
Mayo V Dublin at the neutral, sorry I mean Dublin home venue of Croke Park in 06. Mayo warmed up in front of the Dublin supporters in Hill 16. Ciaran Whelan threw his weight about like a big sausage as did his manager a member of the Gaurds. Hitting Jim Morrisson (RIP) with a big shoulder into the back, like a big coward. Never as happy to see a team getting beat as I was that day, McDonald & Mayo put manners on the brats that day. Mayo were not just roared on that day by their own supporters, Rossies & Leitrim fans roared them on to.

Whelan looked like a complete tool marching up to the hill like a big gorilla.

By the way, it was John Morrison, not Jim  ;D
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: Sportacus on April 28, 2020, 06:18:59 PM
This could be a Mayo thread all of its own.  Two own goals in an All Ireland Final - very very rare to see  an own goal in club games, never mind two in the one day in an All Ireland Final.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: giveballaghback on April 28, 2020, 09:36:29 PM
From memory- Ros got the Cup, then the ref found some Connacht Council officials to tell them he didn't allow the goal as the lad who placed the ball didnt take the kick and therefore Galway were the winners.
Eventually it was replayed and we won.
I remember the incident well. It was as you said except it was galway that put the pressure on and got the ref to change his decision after the match and Galway were presented with the cup.Ros were also in the senior final that day and it ended in a draw.I did not hear till after the senior  game that the minor result had been overturned, Every phone box in Ros was on the go that night but the Connacht council were standing firm it was Galways title,
A movement to boycot the senior replay and refuse to play it was gathering speed by the following morning and a meeting of ros supporters was being called for hyde park on the Wednesday evening. To avoid the rossie storm a replay was agreed by lunchtime on Monday and it was replayed on the following Wednesday evening back in Castlebar brfore the biggest crowd I have ever seen at a Connacht minor championship match.Roscommon won easliy by 4 or 5 points,
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: From the Bunker on April 29, 2020, 12:23:59 AM
From memory- Ros got the Cup, then the ref found some Connacht Council officials to tell them he didn't allow the goal as the lad who placed the ball didnt take the kick and therefore Galway were the winners.
Eventually it was replayed and we won.
I remember the incident well. It was as you said except it was galway that put the pressure on and got the ref to change his decision after the match and Galway were presented with the cup.Ros were also in the senior final that day and it ended in a draw.I did not hear till after the senior  game that the minor result had been overturned, Every phone box in Ros was on the go that night but the Connacht council were standing firm it was Galways title,
A movement to boycot the senior replay and refuse to play it was gathering speed by the following morning and a meeting of ros supporters was being called for hyde park on the Wednesday evening. To avoid the rossie storm a replay was agreed by lunchtime on Monday and it was replayed on the following Wednesday evening back in Castlebar brfore the biggest crowd I have ever seen at a Connacht minor championship match.Roscommon won easliy by 4 or 5 points,

Remember it well - Cake took the controversial penalty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZKbZlERhQs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZKbZlERhQs)
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: Eamonnca1 on April 29, 2020, 01:05:10 AM
GAA president Liam O'Neill insulting fans who didn't like the Sky deal in 2014

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaa-president-clarifies-remarks-about-prime-time-audience-member-1.1750883

The following day, speaking at a GAA function in Croke Park, OíNeill sharply criticised RT…ís treatment of the story stating: ďI think the star of the show was Prime Time in fairness. Where they got people in the audience... where they got the character barely able to read, calling us whatever he called us. Where did they get them?Ē

Sure your man could barely read and was going on about the usual "Grab All Association" nonsense. I was wondering where they got him too!
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: From the Bunker on April 29, 2020, 08:13:05 AM
Mayo winning the 1925 Connacht final but Galway represent Connacht and win the All Ireland

Galway won Connacht final! The Connacht final was not held in time to produce a team that could compete against the other three provinces in the semi-finals. Mayo was therefore nominated to represent the province. Mayo beat Wexford in the semi final. Kerry beat Cavan in the other semi-final. However, both Kerry and Cavan were disqualified for fielding illegal players. This meant that Mayo were declared champions without the need for a final. However, in the meantime, Galway had defeated Mayo in the Connacht final and this put the GAA in a bind. They withdrew their nomination of Mayo to represent Connacht, and chose Galway as rightful Connacht champions. Thus, Galway became All-Ireland champions.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: Rossfan on April 29, 2020, 09:56:41 AM
From memory- Ros got the Cup, then the ref found some Connacht Council officials to tell them he didn't allow the goal as the lad who placed the ball didnt take the kick and therefore Galway were the winners.
Eventually it was replayed and we won.
I remember the incident well. It was as you said except it was galway that put the pressure on and got the ref to change his decision after the match and Galway were presented with the cup.Ros were also in the senior final that day and it ended in a draw.I did not hear till after the senior  game that the minor result had been overturned, Every phone box in Ros was on the go that night but the Connacht council were standing firm it was Galways title,
A movement to boycot the senior replay and refuse to play it was gathering speed by the following morning and a meeting of ros supporters was being called for hyde park on the Wednesday evening. To avoid the rossie storm a replay was agreed by lunchtime on Monday and it was replayed on the following Wednesday evening back in Castlebar brfore the biggest crowd I have ever seen at a Connacht minor championship match.Roscommon won easliy by 4 or 5 points,
I'll disagree with your bit about Galway getting the Cup as I recall bumping into a few if the Ros minors at ht in the Senior game and one of them (Colm Kelly from Oran I think) had the Cup with him.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: TheGreatest on April 29, 2020, 10:57:13 AM
Meath v Louth Leinster final, that was madness.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: BennyCake on April 29, 2020, 11:30:21 AM
Mayo winning the 1925 Connacht final but Galway represent Connacht and win the All Ireland

Galway won Connacht final! The Connacht final was not held in time to produce a team that could compete against the other three provinces in the semi-finals. Mayo was therefore nominated to represent the province. Mayo beat Wexford in the semi final. Kerry beat Cavan in the other semi-final. However, both Kerry and Cavan were disqualified for fielding illegal players. This meant that Mayo were declared champions without the need for a final. However, in the meantime, Galway had defeated Mayo in the Connacht final and this put the GAA in a bind. They withdrew their nomination of Mayo to represent Connacht, and chose Galway as rightful Connacht champions. Thus, Galway became All-Ireland champions.

Frig me, that AI for Galway was almost as handy as most of Kerryís!
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: sid waddell on April 29, 2020, 03:23:55 PM
Jayo's goal with his sock against Leix in 1995.

Babs Keating playing barefoot in the 1971 All-Ireland hurling final.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: sid waddell on April 29, 2020, 03:26:02 PM
The Biffos sitdown protest in the 1998 semi versus Clare was a bit mad!

Certainly the maddest thing I've ever saw and it was live on TV at the time.
There was meant to be either a B or intermediate championship game on after that game and it had to be cancelled.
If you watch the footage of it again there's either Carlow or Kildare hurlers pucking balls about in the background.

Biffo's went on to win the AI that year IIRC.

Clare were out on their feet in the replay.
A few handy pints in the pub the night before a match makes you fitter than all those runs up the hill at Shannon.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: Feckitt on April 29, 2020, 04:08:28 PM
I always wondered, Why did Babs Keating play in his bare feet?
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: johnnycool on April 29, 2020, 04:25:42 PM
I always wondered, Why did Babs Keating play in his bare feet?

He did it once and only after one of his boots bust IIRC.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: hardstation on April 29, 2020, 04:26:10 PM
I always wondered, Why did Babs Keating play in his bare feet?
He had a nail up through one of his boots. Thought it better to wear none as heíd be lopsided.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: seafoid on April 29, 2020, 05:12:23 PM
Down in the 92 hurling semi I think. Loads of players went off injured.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: didlyi on April 29, 2020, 07:27:09 PM
I always wondered, Why did Babs Keating play in his bare feet?

Alot of players did it back then.

My Moment is Corks Christy Ring being carried shoulder high off the pitch by wexford players after the 58 final.
Ring was on the loosing side. So mad it never happened since
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: hardstation on April 29, 2020, 07:57:31 PM
I always wondered, Why did Babs Keating play in his bare feet?

Alot of players did it back then
Did they? In the 70s? Iíve never heard of anyone else do it and I thought he only did it once.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: Milltown Row2 on April 29, 2020, 08:44:19 PM
I always wondered, Why did Babs Keating play in his bare feet?

Alot of players did it back then
Did they? In the 70s? Iíve never heard of anyone else do it and I thought he only did it once.

I thought his boot broke and he played on without them
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: hardstation on April 29, 2020, 09:35:18 PM
I always wondered, Why did Babs Keating play in his bare feet?

Alot of players did it back then
Did they? In the 70s? Iíve never heard of anyone else do it and I thought he only did it once.

I thought his boot broke and he played on without them
Cobblers.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WRpa4DG8nhQ
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: Milltown Row2 on April 29, 2020, 10:49:52 PM
I always wondered, Why did Babs Keating play in his bare feet?

Alot of players did it back then
Did they? In the 70s? Iíve never heard of anyone else do it and I thought he only did it once.

I thought his boot broke and he played on without them
Cobblers.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WRpa4DG8nhQ

So I was right then! 😅
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: Never beat the deeler on April 30, 2020, 01:34:57 AM
I always wondered, Why did Babs Keating play in his bare feet?

Alot of players did it back then.

My Moment is Corks Christy Ring being carried shoulder high off the pitch by wexford players after the 58 final.
Ring was on the loosing side. So mad it never happened since

Didn't the Mayo players carry Dermot Earley off after the 1985 Connacht final
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: weareros on April 30, 2020, 02:35:24 AM
From memory- Ros got the Cup, then the ref found some Connacht Council officials to tell them he didn't allow the goal as the lad who placed the ball didnt take the kick and therefore Galway were the winners.
Eventually it was replayed and we won.
I remember the incident well. It was as you said except it was galway that put the pressure on and got the ref to change his decision after the match and Galway were presented with the cup.Ros were also in the senior final that day and it ended in a draw.I did not hear till after the senior  game that the minor result had been overturned, Every phone box in Ros was on the go that night but the Connacht council were standing firm it was Galways title,
A movement to boycot the senior replay and refuse to play it was gathering speed by the following morning and a meeting of ros supporters was being called for hyde park on the Wednesday evening. To avoid the rossie storm a replay was agreed by lunchtime on Monday and it was replayed on the following Wednesday evening back in Castlebar brfore the biggest crowd I have ever seen at a Connacht minor championship match.Roscommon won easliy by 4 or 5 points,
I'll disagree with your bit about Galway getting the Cup as I recall bumping into a few if the Ros minors at ht in the Senior game and one of them (Colm Kelly from Oran I think) had the Cup with him.

Yeah, Ros lads ran around the field with cup, and it was awarded to Galway later. The senior replay also produced a bonkers moment - the bizarre Jimmy Burke goal.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: GetOverTheBar on April 30, 2020, 09:27:41 AM
Keegan throwing the GPS deserves a mention here, potentially could have been genius if it worked. Would have ended up in anarchy.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: johnnycool on April 30, 2020, 09:30:00 AM
Down in the 92 hurling semi I think. Loads of players went off injured.

Don't think so.

IIRC there was only one sub brought on for Down that day much to the ire of some of the other subs.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: seafoid on April 30, 2020, 10:54:40 AM
Down in the 92 hurling semi I think. Loads of players went off injured.

Don't think so.

IIRC there was only one sub brought on for Down that day much to the ire of some of the other subs.
I think it was from the other team
It was Down and it was after 89 but not sure about the year,
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: magpie seanie on April 30, 2020, 11:55:42 AM
Mayo winning the 1925 Connacht final but Galway represent Connacht and win the All Ireland

Galway won Connacht final! The Connacht final was not held in time to produce a team that could compete against the other three provinces in the semi-finals. Mayo was therefore nominated to represent the province. Mayo beat Wexford in the semi final. Kerry beat Cavan in the other semi-final. However, both Kerry and Cavan were disqualified for fielding illegal players. This meant that Mayo were declared champions without the need for a final. However, in the meantime, Galway had defeated Mayo in the Connacht final and this put the GAA in a bind. They withdrew their nomination of Mayo to represent Connacht, and chose Galway as rightful Connacht champions. Thus, Galway became All-Ireland champions.




I'm afraid this tops that. Galway's proficiency at the committee table to the fore again!

1922. Sligo beat Roscommon, Mayo and Galway to win the Connacht title. Then defeat Tipperary in the All Ireland semi final. Connacht Council order a replay of the Connacht final due to some technicality. Galay win and advance to the All Ireland final.

1926. Sligo beat Laois in the NFL semi final. Replay ordered due to a players name being spelled incorrectly. Laois win replay.

So Sligo have won an All Ireland SFC semi final and NFL semi final and never played in either final. And it happened within a 4 year period.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: giveballaghback on April 30, 2020, 06:17:50 PM
From memory- Ros got the Cup, then the ref found some Connacht Council officials to tell them he didn't allow the goal as the lad who placed the ball didnt take the kick and therefore Galway were the winners.

Eventually it was replayed and we won.
I remember the incident well. It was as you said except it was galway that put the pressure on and got the ref to change his decision after the match and Galway were presented with the cup.Ros were also in the senior final that day and it ended in a draw.I did not hear till after the senior  game that the minor result had been overturned, Every phone box in Ros was on the go that night but the Connacht council were standing firm it was Galways title,
A movement to boycot the senior replay and refuse to play it was gathering speed by the following morning and a meeting of ros supporters was being called for hyde park on the Wednesday evening. To avoid the rossie storm a replay was agreed by lunchtime on Monday and it was replayed on the following Wednesday evening back in Castlebar brfore the biggest crowd I have ever seen at a Connacht minor championship match.Roscommon won easliy by 4 or 5 points,
I'll disagree with your bit about Galway getting the Cup as I recall bumping into a few if the Ros minors at ht in the Senior game and one of them (Colm Kelly from Oran I think) had the Cup with him.

Yeah, Ros lads ran around the field with cup, and it was awarded to Galway later. The senior replay also produced a bonkers moment - the bizarre Jimmy Burke goal.

You could well be right about the cup, the feckin Jimmy Burke goal, when my Mayo cousins want to get me reved up they mention the Jimmy Burke Goal, I always maintained he fell over the ball and knocked it over the line with his p....
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: omaghjoe on April 30, 2020, 10:36:21 PM
Keegan throwing the GPS deserves a mention here, potentially could have been genius if it worked. Would have ended up in anarchy.

The reaction wudda been at least... if Ricey had done it
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: rosnarun on May 01, 2020, 01:32:07 PM
I always wondered, Why did Babs Keating play in his bare feet?

Alot of players did it back then.

My Moment is Corks Christy Ring being carried shoulder high off the pitch by wexford players after the 58 final.
Ring was on the loosing side. So mad it never happened since

Didn't the Mayo players carry Dermot Earley off after the 1985 Connacht final
they were merely carrying back home to mayo as hid missionary work was complete
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: mrdeeds on May 01, 2020, 01:44:24 PM
Seanie Johnson, Kildare, hurling etc. Then he went out of his way to take a free on his wrong foot against Cavan in a qualifier game. Then left Kildare and back to Cavan. Then tweeted once it was always his dream to win an Ulster.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: BennyCake on May 05, 2020, 02:32:11 PM
Armaghís comeback v Fermanagh in 1993.

Donít know how I forgot about that one!
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: BennyCake on May 05, 2020, 02:35:06 PM
Dessie Dolan missing a late late 21 yard free in front of the posts to beat Meath for the first time.

That one was unbelievable.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: seafoid on May 05, 2020, 04:01:12 PM
The GAA funding the Dubs because Laois and Westmeath hurt them too much.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: Gael85 on May 05, 2020, 09:14:43 PM
The GAA funding the Dubs because Laois and Westmeath hurt them too much.

Did they pay off Tommy Lyons??   ;D ;D
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: armaghniac on May 05, 2020, 11:48:19 PM
Armaghís comeback v Fermanagh in 1993.

Donít know how I forgot about that one!

We should have a Houdini thread or a Lazarus one, perhaps.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: sid waddell on May 06, 2020, 12:04:01 AM
Kerry were awarded a goal for a wide against Tipperary in the 1999 Munster football championship. Ball hit the stanchion at the back of the side netting and bounced back to the lad who had hit the shot and he stuck it in the net. Neither the umpires nor the ref copped it had gone wide. I think Gerry Murphy was the name of the player.
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Post by: ONeill on May 06, 2020, 12:14:50 AM
In July 1997. Larry Reilly had a pop from 55m out with four men hanging out of him, and he sent it wide.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: omaghjoe on May 06, 2020, 03:13:18 AM
Armaghís comeback v Fermanagh in 1993.

Donít know how I forgot about that one!

We should have a Houdini thread or a Lazarus one, perhaps.

Armagh had 7 matches that year didnt they?

Then there was the match with the ridiculous overhead point from the end line.... against Donegal wasnt? That was truly a bonkers moment, people are still trying to figure what or how it happened
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Post by: redzone on May 06, 2020, 08:58:16 AM
The time the Dublin fans spat down on Tommy Lyons after a defeat. Never heard of it happening before or after in the gaa
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: BennyCake on May 06, 2020, 09:36:19 AM
Kerry were awarded a goal for a wide against Tipperary in the 1999 Munster football championship. Ball hit the stanchion at the back of the side netting and bounced back to the lad who had hit the shot and he stuck it in the net. Neither the umpires nor the ref copped it had gone wide. I think Gerry Murphy was the name of the player.

Yeah I mentioned that one earlier. Thought it was Maurice Fitz. Didnít think it was that long ago either.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: BennyCake on May 06, 2020, 09:38:52 AM
Armaghís comeback v Fermanagh in 1993.

Donít know how I forgot about that one!

We should have a Houdini thread or a Lazarus one, perhaps.

Armagh had 7 matches that year didnt they?

Then there was the match with the ridiculous overhead point from the end line.... against Donegal wasnt? That was truly a bonkers moment, people are still trying to figure what or how it happened

We had 6 matches in 1993, and still didnít reach the Ulster final.

Was that Damien OíReillyís point in 1992 youíre thinking of?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W8iZO2BmUxA
 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W8iZO2BmUxA)
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: BennyCake on May 06, 2020, 01:21:34 PM
Found the Dessie Dolan clip.

Iíd say heís still having sleepless nights about this

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lwyn__J4t0w
 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lwyn__J4t0w)
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: mrdeeds on May 06, 2020, 01:30:50 PM
Armaghís comeback v Fermanagh in 1993.

Donít know how I forgot about that one!

We should have a Houdini thread or a Lazarus one, perhaps.

Armagh had 7 matches that year didnt they?

Then there was the match with the ridiculous overhead point from the end line.... against Donegal wasnt? That was truly a bonkers moment, people are still trying to figure what or how it happened

We had 6 matches in 1993, and still didnít reach the Ulster final.

Was that Damien OíReillyís point in 1992 youíre thinking of?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W8iZO2BmUxA
 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W8iZO2BmUxA)

It's some score.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: GetOverTheBar on May 06, 2020, 02:02:57 PM
Paul Galvin strolling down streets of NYC in his documentary Galvinized in that top.

You know the one I mean, that's got to go on it.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: omaghjoe on May 06, 2020, 04:27:34 PM
Armaghís comeback v Fermanagh in 1993.

Donít know how I forgot about that one!

We should have a Houdini thread or a Lazarus one, perhaps.

Armagh had 7 matches that year didnt they?

Then there was the match with the ridiculous overhead point from the end line.... against Donegal wasnt? That was truly a bonkers moment, people are still trying to figure what or how it happened

We had 6 matches in 1993, and still didnít reach the Ulster final.

Was that Damien OíReillyís point in 1992 youíre thinking of?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W8iZO2BmUxA
 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W8iZO2BmUxA)

Thats the one.... now quite overhead  ;D but ridiculous score all the same
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: imtommygunn on May 06, 2020, 04:35:16 PM
I'd forgotten about that one. Ah when football was worth watching though I'll appreciate it a lot more from here on in lol.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: Gmac on May 06, 2020, 04:37:47 PM
Laois and Louth beating the shit out of each other for 3/4 minutes in croke park around 1990, was at the game and it was a surreal situation with subs and officials from both sides getting involved, lifetime bans would be fished out now .
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: dec on May 06, 2020, 05:03:43 PM
Armaghís comeback v Fermanagh in 1993.

Donít know how I forgot about that one!

We should have a Houdini thread or a Lazarus one, perhaps.

Armagh had 7 matches that year didnt they?

Then there was the match with the ridiculous overhead point from the end line.... against Donegal wasnt? That was truly a bonkers moment, people are still trying to figure what or how it happened

We had 6 matches in 1993, and still didnít reach the Ulster final.

Was that Damien OíReillyís point in 1992 youíre thinking of?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W8iZO2BmUxA
 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W8iZO2BmUxA)

I went to them all and watched the band wagon grow. I think the first game in Fermanagh had a less than 10,000 crowd, miserable wet day as well.

The first 4 games had similarities, Armagh getting late points or goals go grab a draw or a win. Then in first Donegal game it was Armagh who gave up a late lead as Donegal snatched a draw, it felt like a missed opportunity.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: BennyCake on May 06, 2020, 07:27:40 PM
Aye, John Duffy got 2 late points. We blew it that day.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: seafoid on May 06, 2020, 08:56:22 PM
Westmeath beating Meath in Croke Park

#Jaysus

https://youtu.be/Szz3ZcSb70s
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: Itchy on May 08, 2020, 09:31:41 AM
Cavan played Meath in the 1952 All Ireland.

3 brothers featured in the final, which is mad enough. However, 2 Maguire Brothers played for Cavan, the 3rd Maguire brother played for Meath.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: five points on May 08, 2020, 10:00:34 AM
Cavan played Meath in the 1952 All Ireland.

3 brothers featured in the final, which is mad enough. However, 2 Maguire Brothers played for Cavan, the 3rd Maguire brother played for Meath.

Also Edwin Carolan's equalising point in the dying seconds of that game. Everyone thought the ball had gone over the endline near the corner. Carolan hoofed it towards the goals, apparently to save time, and it somehow went over the bar.

Cavan won the replay.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: Rossfan on July 23, 2020, 07:12:20 PM
Couldn't find anywhere better for this ;D
The Prenty Balloon went up in Bekan today.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: Itchy on July 23, 2020, 08:36:20 PM
Couldn't find anywhere better for this ;D
The Prenty Balloon went up in Bekan today.

In fairness it will be some sight to behold in such a blesk spot.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: sid waddell on July 23, 2020, 09:07:04 PM
The time the Dublin fans spat down on Tommy Lyons after a defeat. Never heard of it happening before or after in the gaa
I don't recall him being spat at but I do recall the infamous photo of the man roaring down at him with his young son in tow after Westmeath beat Dublin in 2004. Tommy was a wee bit unlucky there as those steps he was descending had only just been constructed and opened for 2004, if you look at footage of matches in 2003 they weren't there. If they hadn't been constructed yer man wouldn't have got the chance to do what he did.

Such an incident was not without precedent in Dublin however, Mickey Whelan got an even rougher time of it six and a half years earlier when he was effectively hounded out of the Dublin job by the boo boys after losing to Offaly in the league at Parnell Park.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: Farrandeelin on July 24, 2020, 08:32:43 AM
Watching the David Brady Laochra Gael show again last night, Colm Coyle's point to snatch a draw for Meath. How it bounced over the bar, bonkers I tells ya, f**king bonkers. :-[
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: sid waddell on July 24, 2020, 10:46:33 AM
Watching the David Brady Laochra Gael show again last night, Colm Coyle's point to snatch a draw for Meath. How it bounced over the bar, bonkers I tells ya, f**king bonkers. :-[
Meath had previous form for last gasp equalising points which bounced over the bar.  ;)
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: naka on July 24, 2020, 03:54:37 PM
Armaghís comeback v Fermanagh in 1993.

Donít know how I forgot about that one!

We should have a Houdini thread or a Lazarus one, perhaps.

Armagh had 7 matches that year didnt they?

Then there was the match with the ridiculous overhead point from the end line.... against Donegal wasnt? That was truly a bonkers moment, people are still trying to figure what or how it happened

We had 6 matches in 1993, and still didnít reach the Ulster final.

Was that Damien OíReillyís point in 1992 youíre thinking of?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W8iZO2BmUxA
 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W8iZO2BmUxA)

I went to them all and watched the band wagon grow. I think the first game in Fermanagh had a less than 10,000 crowd, miserable wet day as well.

The first 4 games had similarities, Armagh getting late points or goals go grab a draw or a win. Then in first Donegal game it was Armagh who gave up a late lead as Donegal snatched a draw, it felt like a missed opportunity.

Tbf Colm hanratty was clearly pushed in the last minute  off the ball by the Donegal forward  when he  equalised.
A dreadful decision.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: BennyCake on July 27, 2020, 12:37:00 AM
Watched GAA Gold earlier. 1986, Galway United played a UEFA cup match at Carraroe GAA pitch in Connemara.

What was that all about?
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: dec on July 27, 2020, 02:13:17 PM
Watched GAA Gold earlier. 1986, Galway United played a UEFA cup match at Carraroe GAA pitch in Connemara.

What was that all about?

https://www.pressreader.com/ireland/irish-daily-mail/20180803/282441349901921
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: Bord na Mona man on July 27, 2020, 03:41:38 PM
Found the Dessie Dolan clip.

Iíd say heís still having sleepless nights about this

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lwyn__J4t0w
 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lwyn__J4t0w)

Notice the jersey pull on the referee Mick Curley when he awarded the free. Probably not advised nowadays.
This is an example of how heavily history can weigh. Westmeath had never beaten their neighbours in over 100 years of trying and a gimme becomes an ordeal.

I also remember Cormac Murphy who was playing corner back for Meath was straight over to Dolan to goad him for that miss.

Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: Bord na Mona man on July 27, 2020, 03:54:10 PM
The Biffos sitdown protest in the 1998 semi versus Clare was a bit mad!

Certainly the maddest thing I've ever saw and it was live on TV at the time.
There was meant to be either a B or intermediate championship game on after that game and it had to be cancelled.
If you watch the footage of it again there's either Carlow or Kildare hurlers pucking balls about in the background.

Biffo's went on to win the AI that year IIRC.

Clare were out on their feet in the replay.

Aye, Klare were out on their feet in the replay even though Offaly had played more matches than them at this stage!  :)
Though psychologically the were running out of motivation and much of Loughnane's apparently crazed behaviour in 1998 was trying to drag the performances out of them.

It was the Kerry and Kildare U21 hurlers who were playing afterwards. One Kerry player who was delighted with the postponement was Paul Galvin who had gone on the rip with his team mates the day before. The match was played a week later as the undercard to the Kerry vs. Kildare football semi and Kerry prevailed.

Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: J70 on July 27, 2020, 05:09:31 PM
Aye, John Duffy got 2 late points. We blew it that day.

Think that was his first senior championship game too.

And yes, Armagh blew it! We were fairly poor. Think we got two early goals in the replay which ended the match.

We also got two early goals in Ballybofey in '99 which you came back from and which arguably was the launch of that Armagh team.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: seafoid on July 27, 2020, 06:51:48 PM
McEniff spent a Sunday night after losing a semi final to Galway in 83 wondering how Donegal could win Sam.

They did the job in 92. After that McHugh could never buy his own dinner in New York.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: sid waddell on July 28, 2020, 10:19:19 AM
McEniff spent a Sunday night after losing a semi final to Galway in 83 wondering how Donegal could win Sam.

He got locked into a park in Rathmines and sat on a bench all night.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: seafoid on July 28, 2020, 01:39:23 PM
Laois and Westmeath bitchslapping the Dubs around and winning Leinsters in the 00s and the traffic cone Dub defence in 05 for Mugsy's goal.
That was when the county board of the Galactic Empire decided to get funded. The rest is history. 6 in a row this year.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: BennyCake on July 28, 2020, 03:34:59 PM
Laois and Westmeath bitchslapping the Dubs around and winning Leinsters in the 00s and the traffic cone Dub defence in 05 for Mugsy's goal.
That was when the county board of the Galactic Empire decided to get funded. The rest is history. 6 in a row this year.

But itís good for the game, donít ya know?
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: From the Bunker on July 28, 2020, 05:49:27 PM
McEniff spent a Sunday night after losing a semi final to Galway in 83 wondering how Donegal could win Sam.

They did the job in 92. After that McHugh could never buy his own dinner in New York.

He probably spent a Sunday night after winning the semi final to Mayo in'92 still wondering the same thing.

God, that must have one of the worst AI semi finals since the emergence of TV.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ5DJfvK01Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ5DJfvK01Q)

Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: seafoid on July 28, 2020, 07:44:29 PM
McEniff spent a Sunday night after losing a semi final to Galway in 83 wondering how Donegal could win Sam.

They did the job in 92. After that McHugh could never buy his own dinner in New York.

He probably spent a Sunday night after winning the semi final to Mayo in'92 still wondering the same thing.

God, that must have one of the worst AI semi finals since the emergence of TV.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ5DJfvK01Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ5DJfvK01Q)

93 was worse
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: BennyCake on July 28, 2020, 08:41:51 PM
Aye, John Duffy got 2 late points. We blew it that day.

Think that was his first senior championship game too.

And yes, Armagh blew it! We were fairly poor. Think we got two early goals in the replay which ended the match.

We also got two early goals in Ballybofey in '99 which you came back from and which arguably was the launch of that Armagh team.

Yes, think it was 2-4 to 0-0 after about 10 minutes, and game over.

I do recall Houli scoring a goal second half and climbing the wire to celebrate... We were only about 24 points behind at this stage  :o

I think we were behind on a similar scoreline in 1999 too. Tony Boyle scoring a screamer, but we came storming back, and probably should have won on the day.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: From the Bunker on July 28, 2020, 10:45:01 PM
McEniff spent a Sunday night after losing a semi final to Galway in 83 wondering how Donegal could win Sam.

They did the job in 92. After that McHugh could never buy his own dinner in New York.

He probably spent a Sunday night after winning the semi final to Mayo in'92 still wondering the same thing.

God, that must have one of the worst AI semi finals since the emergence of TV.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ5DJfvK01Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ5DJfvK01Q)

93 was worse

92 was worse because both teams were sh1te. At least Cork were decent in '93.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: sid waddell on July 28, 2020, 10:52:45 PM
McEniff spent a Sunday night after losing a semi final to Galway in 83 wondering how Donegal could win Sam.

They did the job in 92. After that McHugh could never buy his own dinner in New York.

He probably spent a Sunday night after winning the semi final to Mayo in'92 still wondering the same thing.

God, that must have one of the worst AI semi finals since the emergence of TV.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ5DJfvK01Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ5DJfvK01Q)

93 was worse

92 was worse because both teams were sh1te. At least Cork were decent in '93.
Winning the semi-final in that manner was the best thing Donegal ever did. They hit 18 wides and still won with a modicum of comfort despite themselves. Brian Murray's infamous comedy wide with his left foot sticks out more than anything else from that match. The GAA equivalent of Geoff Thomas's scuffed chip for England against France earlier the same year. Dublin thought they only had to turn up to win the All-Ireland. All those Donegal wides went over in the final.

Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: seafoid on July 29, 2020, 04:41:03 PM
McEniff spent a Sunday night after losing a semi final to Galway in 83 wondering how Donegal could win Sam.

They did the job in 92. After that McHugh could never buy his own dinner in New York.

He probably spent a Sunday night after winning the semi final to Mayo in'92 still wondering the same thing.

God, that must have one of the worst AI semi finals since the emergence of TV.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ5DJfvK01Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ5DJfvK01Q)

93 was worse

92 was worse because both teams were sh1te. At least Cork were decent in '93.
Winning the semi-final in that manner was the best thing Donegal ever did. They hit 18 wides and still won with a modicum of comfort despite themselves. Brian Murray's infamous comedy wide with his left foot sticks out more than anything else from that match. The GAA equivalent of Geoff Thomas's scuffed chip for England against France earlier the same year. Dublin thought they only had to turn up to win the All-Ireland. All those Donegal wides went over in the final.
Dublin were unlucky from 91-94 . It was a relief when Charlie Redmond finally won his medal.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: J70 on July 29, 2020, 06:47:27 PM
McEniff spent a Sunday night after losing a semi final to Galway in 83 wondering how Donegal could win Sam.

They did the job in 92. After that McHugh could never buy his own dinner in New York.

He probably spent a Sunday night after winning the semi final to Mayo in'92 still wondering the same thing.

God, that must have one of the worst AI semi finals since the emergence of TV.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ5DJfvK01Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ5DJfvK01Q)

93 was worse

92 was worse because both teams were sh1te. At least Cork were decent in '93.
Winning the semi-final in that manner was the best thing Donegal ever did. They hit 18 wides and still won with a modicum of comfort despite themselves. Brian Murray's infamous comedy wide with his left foot sticks out more than anything else from that match. The GAA equivalent of Geoff Thomas's scuffed chip for England against France earlier the same year. Dublin thought they only had to turn up to win the All-Ireland. All those Donegal wides went over in the final.

Difference in psychology in both games. We were the favourites in that semi. We'd never won one. We'd blown our two most recent ones against Meath in 1990 and Galway in 1983. Lads were afraid to shoot. When they did, they were either too careful and dropped it short or hit a ridiculous wide. Until Manus came on in the second half and steadied the ship with his ice-cool head, we had no belief, despite being the superior team.

The final when Dublin were favourites... when you think you only have to turn up, you forget that your opponent played you off the park in a league quarter final that spring (only for you to win with two very late, fortunate goals), you forget your opponent beat a strong Derry team when a man down in the Ulster final, and you forget that your own semi win over Clare was far from giving you legitimate grounds for complacency, its hard to pick it up when you suddenly find yourself in a game against a team running at you from all angles and with three quality, ball-winning, scoring forwards, all on form.

Not a criticism of Dublin BTW - many Donegal teams, including some featuring many of the same players, have been caught out, unable to raise it when they met a hungry, quality team. Before McGuinness, I used to dread games where we'd be going in after beating some noted team.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: J70 on July 29, 2020, 06:53:30 PM
McEniff spent a Sunday night after losing a semi final to Galway in 83 wondering how Donegal could win Sam.

They did the job in 92. After that McHugh could never buy his own dinner in New York.

He probably spent a Sunday night after winning the semi final to Mayo in'92 still wondering the same thing.

God, that must have one of the worst AI semi finals since the emergence of TV.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ5DJfvK01Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ5DJfvK01Q)

93 was worse

92 was worse because both teams were sh1te. At least Cork were decent in '93.
Winning the semi-final in that manner was the best thing Donegal ever did. They hit 18 wides and still won with a modicum of comfort despite themselves. Brian Murray's infamous comedy wide with his left foot sticks out more than anything else from that match. The GAA equivalent of Geoff Thomas's scuffed chip for England against France earlier the same year. Dublin thought they only had to turn up to win the All-Ireland. All those Donegal wides went over in the final.
Dublin were unlucky from 91-94 . It was a relief when Charlie Redmond finally won his medal.

Was that the day he neglected to leave the field after getting the line? :)
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: sid waddell on July 29, 2020, 09:15:43 PM
McEniff spent a Sunday night after losing a semi final to Galway in 83 wondering how Donegal could win Sam.

They did the job in 92. After that McHugh could never buy his own dinner in New York.

He probably spent a Sunday night after winning the semi final to Mayo in'92 still wondering the same thing.

God, that must have one of the worst AI semi finals since the emergence of TV.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ5DJfvK01Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ5DJfvK01Q)

93 was worse

92 was worse because both teams were sh1te. At least Cork were decent in '93.
Winning the semi-final in that manner was the best thing Donegal ever did. They hit 18 wides and still won with a modicum of comfort despite themselves. Brian Murray's infamous comedy wide with his left foot sticks out more than anything else from that match. The GAA equivalent of Geoff Thomas's scuffed chip for England against France earlier the same year. Dublin thought they only had to turn up to win the All-Ireland. All those Donegal wides went over in the final.

Difference in psychology in both games. We were the favourites in that semi. We'd never won one. We'd blown our two most recent ones against Meath in 1990 and Galway in 1983. Lads were afraid to shoot. When they did, they were either too careful and dropped it short or hit a ridiculous wide. Until Manus came on in the second half and steadied the ship with his ice-cool head, we had no belief, despite being the superior team.

The final when Dublin were favourites... when you think you only have to turn up, you forget that your opponent played you off the park in a league quarter final that spring (only for you to win with two very late, fortunate goals), you forget your opponent beat a strong Derry team when a man down in the Ulster final, and you forget that your own semi win over Clare was far from giving you legitimate grounds for complacency, its hard to pick it up when you suddenly find yourself in a game against a team running at you from all angles and with three quality, ball-winning, scoring forwards, all on form.

Not a criticism of Dublin BTW - many Donegal teams, including some featuring many of the same players, have been caught out, unable to raise it when they met a hungry, quality team. Before McGuinness, I used to dread games where we'd be going in after beating some noted team.
Dublin were poxed to win that league quarter-final alright. I can still remember the shock on the faces of the Donegal supporters around me. That was another result which ultimately stood to Donegal and against Dublin, because it reinforced a sense of entitlement.

In 1992, even with Down winning the previous year, there was still an idea that Ulster and Connacht teams were a soft touch. The message about Ulster in particular hadn't quite gotten through to the rest of Ireland yet. Cork and Meath were the pre-championship favourites. They were both taken out on the same afternoon in May, and the opinion in Dublin then was that the road to the All-Ireland had opened up in a big way, with only Kerry and Down presenting possible hurdles. When they too were taken out, and Derry for good measure, it was considered a fait accompli that Dublin would win it handily.

Donegal were seen as over the hill, with several fairly old players, and certainly a distinct downgrade on Down who had thrashed them the previous year, or even Derry. But Dublin didn't realise that Down's victory the previous year had changed everything. I remember a non-Ulster poster on An Fear Rua referenced that '91 final as the most important GAA match of all time, because it changed the mindset of counties throughout Ireland in both football and hurling. He wasn't far wrong. Nobody down south gave Down a chance. And nobody gave Donegal a chance in '92 either, least of all Dublin. There was no disappointment in Dublin after that final, only a feeling that Dublin had been cocky and complacent and had got their comeuppance. So in a way that sense of entitlement actually continued after the defeat. The team copped on full well that Ulster was now the standard bearer, but Dublin supporters were still sure the team would set the record straight, as they saw it, against Derry in '93. Really only in '94 did the Dublin public fully realise what they were up against with the Ulster challenge. And by '95 there was almost a fatalism about it.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: Main Street on July 30, 2020, 10:19:27 PM
The ref who ended up being pushed into a car boot by players of the losing team and dumped someplace remote.   
 Normal by Wicklow standards I suppose  but has to be a contender for a bonkers moment in nationwide GAA.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: caprea on July 30, 2020, 10:42:04 PM
Any time a game goes to extra time with players sent off in normal time but teams are allowed to restore themselves to the 15 in extra time because itís a ďnew gameĒ. Iíd love to have been in the room when the rules makers thought that was a good idea.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: BennyCake on July 30, 2020, 10:54:22 PM
Any time a game goes to extra time with players sent off in normal time but teams are allowed to restore themselves to the 15 in extra time because itís a ďnew gameĒ. Iíd love to have been in the room when the rules makers thought that was a good idea.

Didnít Liam Hayes come back on for Meath in ET after being sent off in normal time? Or did I dream that?
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: caprea on July 30, 2020, 10:56:28 PM
Any time a game goes to extra time with players sent off in normal time but teams are allowed to restore themselves to the 15 in extra time because itís a ďnew gameĒ. Iíd love to have been in the room when the rules makers thought that was a good idea.

Didnít Liam Hayes come back on for Meath in ET after being sent off in normal time? Or did I dream that?

I donít know to be honest but I didnít think that was legal but maybe the rule was tweaked. Thatís truly hilarious if it did happen.

Like on the other side if itís truly a new game then players should be allowed to re enter the game if they were sent off for two yellows. The fact that they arenít means the law is an ass.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: BennyCake on July 30, 2020, 11:12:50 PM
Any time a game goes to extra time with players sent off in normal time but teams are allowed to restore themselves to the 15 in extra time because itís a ďnew gameĒ. Iíd love to have been in the room when the rules makers thought that was a good idea.

Didnít Liam Hayes come back on for Meath in ET after being sent off in normal time? Or did I dream that?

I donít know to be honest but I didnít think that was legal but maybe the rule was tweaked. Thatís truly hilarious if it did happen.

Like on the other side if itís truly a new game then players should be allowed to re enter the game if they were sent off for two yellows. The fact that they arenít means the law is an ass.

Maybe it was tweaked. Nearly sure it was late 80ís or early 90ís. Might have been Gerry McEntee, but it was definitely a Meath game in the championship
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: Jell 0 Biafra on September 02, 2020, 03:53:36 AM
I was at the first replay of Dublin Meath in 91.  Mick Lyons was sent off.  I can't remember if he was allowed back on in ET, but Meath were definitely allowed bring on a 15th man.  Something similar happened with Dublin Wexford back in the noughties, if I remember correctly, but Dublin benefited this time.

Stupid rule.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: Gael85 on September 02, 2020, 07:35:30 AM
I was at the first replay of Dublin Meath in 91.  Mick Lyons was sent off.  I can't remember if he was allowed back on in ET, but Meath were definitely allowed bring on a 15th man.  Something similar happened with Dublin Wexford back in the noughties, if I remember correctly, but Dublin benefited this time.

Stupid rule.

That was Dublin/Wexford 2010. We were actually down to 13 men that day. Denis Bastick and Ger Brennan  were sent off that day. Restored to 15 for extra time.  Agree crazy rule.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: IronMike247 on September 04, 2020, 01:52:40 PM
I was at the first replay of Dublin Meath in 91.  Mick Lyons was sent off.  I can't remember if he was allowed back on in ET, but Meath were definitely allowed bring on a 15th man.  Something similar happened with Dublin Wexford back in the noughties, if I remember correctly, but Dublin benefited this time.

Stupid rule.

That was Dublin/Wexford 2010. We were actually down to 13 men that day. Denis Bastick and Ger Brennan  were sent off that day. Restored to 15 for extra time.  Agree crazy rule.

Does that rule still exist? Some genius who came up with that one.
If it's a new game then surely the player should have to serve the suspension during that game. And any player who didn't play the original game due to suspension would be allowed to play the extra time then?
For that matter, if it's a new game then you could surely put out whatever 15 players you wanted.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: Rossfan on September 04, 2020, 02:02:01 PM
Can't you put out any 15 of the original list of 24 (or  is it 26 now?given to the Ref at the start of the normal game, except the lad who got the red card.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: J70 on September 04, 2020, 03:13:52 PM
Any time a game goes to extra time with players sent off in normal time but teams are allowed to restore themselves to the 15 in extra time because itís a ďnew gameĒ. Iíd love to have been in the room when the rules makers thought that was a good idea.

I remember Donegal playing Fermanagh in the qualifiers in 2004 after Armagh beat us out the gate in the Ulster final. Brendan Devenney got the line. It was the time he was so enraged by Ryan McCloskey's antics in marking him that he lashed out, and after getting the red, started shoving Joe McQuillan around the waist. Got six months for it IIRC!

Anyway, the game went to extra time and we were allowed to line out again with 15 men. First time I remembered seeing it.

Needless to say, in keeping with Donegal's profligacy, awful indiscipline and complete lack of composure that day, Stephen McDermott got the line two minutes into extra time and we were back to square one! Ended up missing 14 yard frees and the like on the way to a one point loss.

Charlie Mulgrew and Fermanagh went on to beat Armagh and put Mayo to the pin of their collar in the AI semi.
Title: Re: The most bonkers moments in GAA
Post by: armaghniac on September 05, 2020, 09:04:11 AM
Donegal's indiscipline that day had an effect on the subsequent events as Armagh would not have met Donegal a second time and might have been in a better frame of mind for a game against their opposition.