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Great GAA Comebacks
« on: May 06, 2020, 04:21:47 PM »
Couple from my own county

Forgive the parochialism.  There are some great ones from other counties and I leave it to others to add them.

Armagh v Fermanagh in 1993 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-eBq6htd6I
1993 was some year to be from Armagh.  8 points and a man down with 68 mins gone and Armagh pull it out of the fire with Denis Holywood making a name for himself.
Armagh - Clare in 2018 - https://www.facebook.com/officialgaa/videos/1804455892957479
4 points down after a 66th minute penalty from Clare, but Armagh finished up with a four point win.  Not near as mad as the game above, but was something to behold all the same on what was a sweltering day in the Athletic Grounds. 

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Re: Great GAA Comebacks
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2020, 06:45:09 PM »
There's the obvious one, Offaly's five-minute final of 1994:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bceb42XNhOM

I couldn't believe what I was seeing.

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Re: Great GAA Comebacks
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2020, 06:53:07 PM »
Watched it again recently, Westmeath win over Meath in 2015, what a way to claim a first ever championship win over Meath.
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Re: Great GAA Comebacks
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2020, 06:59:28 PM »
There'll not be many that come close to Armagh v Fermanagh in 93.

Always thought the extent of the Offaly comeback was exaggerated somewhat.  Yes, they were down...but it was only 5 points with 7/8 minutes to go...not insurmountable in Hurling as scores tend to come quicker.

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Re: Great GAA Comebacks
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2020, 07:31:02 PM »
How about Kerry blowing a 6 point lead v Cork in the 2008 semi? Kerry had two feet in the AI final, then two late goals seen them escape with a draw.

Mayo’s comeback against Dublin in 2006 deserves a mention too.

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Re: Great GAA Comebacks
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2020, 07:44:20 PM »
Couple from my own county

Forgive the parochialism.  There are some great ones from other counties and I leave it to others to add them.

Armagh v Fermanagh in 1993 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-eBq6htd6I
1993 was some year to be from Armagh.  8 points and a man down with 68 mins gone and Armagh pull it out of the fire with Denis Holywood making a name for himself.
Armagh - Clare in 2018 - https://www.facebook.com/officialgaa/videos/1804455892957479
4 points down after a 66th minute penalty from Clare, but Armagh finished up with a four point win.  Not near as mad as the game above, but was something to behold all the same on what was a sweltering day in the Athletic Grounds. 


The Armagh Fermanagh video contains goals from the draw and the replay in case anyone is confused about the score

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Re: Great GAA Comebacks
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2020, 07:47:20 PM »
I've been watching All Ireland football finals since 87, can't recall too many great comebacks during that time if any.

The two best I can remember both ended in draws with Galway coming back from 7 points down in 2000 and Meath coming back from 5 points in 96.

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Re: Great GAA Comebacks
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2020, 08:10:07 PM »
Armagh minors v Down 2011, 10 points down 20 mins or so from the end
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsroSBEAieA
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Re: Great GAA Comebacks
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2020, 08:10:54 PM »
An almost great comeback, Armagh v Galway 2001

Galway led 0-12 to 0-5, Armagh scored 7 points in a row, but then a Michael Donnellan interception set up a Galway win.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/the-point-that-left-armaghs-year-marooned-26066107.html

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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2020, 08:27:08 PM »
Has to be the 1995 Ulster Semi final between Tyrone and Derry. 3 pts and 2 men down at ht to come out and win by a point against the 1993 all Ireland champions. Scorcher of a day too. Pity that rivalry is all but gone now

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Re: Great GAA Comebacks
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2020, 08:59:57 PM »
An almost great comeback, Armagh v Galway 2001

Galway led 0-12 to 0-5, Armagh scored 7 points in a row, but then a Michael Donnellan interception set up a Galway win.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/the-point-that-left-armaghs-year-marooned-26066107.html
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As soon as Galway went ahead he remembered it.
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Re: Great GAA Comebacks
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2020, 09:29:14 PM »
Derry v Monaghan 1992.
Derry 10pts to 1pt up at half time. Were leading 0-14 to 0-07 midway through second half. McGinnity scored two goals and McCarron got the other to lead 3-07 to 0-14. Bateson scored a goal to put Derry back in front, before Monaghan equalised with the final score of the game. Think we won the replay by 6/7pts.

Derry v Antrim 2000.
Derry were 7pts up at half time and coasting, but a couple of Kevin Brady goals put Antrim back in it. Sheeny's last ditch free kick for victory just didn't have the legs and Tohill stopped it going over the crossbar. Derry won the replay easily.
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Re: Great GAA Comebacks
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2020, 11:01:48 PM »
An almost great comeback, Armagh v Galway 2001

Galway led 0-12 to 0-5, Armagh scored 7 points in a row, but then a Michael Donnellan interception set up a Galway win.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/the-point-that-left-armaghs-year-marooned-26066107.html
Always have a smile at that game,
Was just married.
My father in law  A big down man had just lost his leg  From diabetes and I was driving him to Westport for the family holiday. Game was live on rye and he deliberately wouldn’t stop as he wanted to get to Westport.
We arrived just as Armagh were coming back and he couldn’t remember the house number
As soon as Galway went ahead he remembered it.
Poor man died shortly after it but he enjoyed seeing me get thicker And thicker as I couldn’t get watching the game.

Enjoyed that!

Another one which comes to mind, unfortunately, is the Tyrone comeback against Armagh in 1989 in Omagh.  As far as I remember, Armagh were 8 pts up at half time and Tyrone came back to win by 1.  That second half was hard work. 

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Re: Great GAA Comebacks
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2020, 12:05:22 AM »
There's the obvious one, Offaly's five-minute final of 1994:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bceb42XNhOM

I couldn't believe what I was seeing.

Was at this game, unreal, though to get hammered by Kilkenny in the Leinster championship and beat them in Croker on finals day is a serious Co back for Offaly I thought, better than the ‘fluke’ of 94
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Re: Great GAA Comebacks
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2020, 12:25:12 AM »
I've been watching All Ireland football finals since 87, can't recall too many great comebacks during that time if any.

The two best I can remember both ended in draws with Galway coming back from 7 points down in 2000 and Meath coming back from 5 points in 96.
Dublin in '85 against Kerry and Meath in '91 against Down - but both failed.

Dublin were 9 or 10 points down but twice got back to a point down through two goals from big Joe McNally before Kerry tacked on a few points at the end to make it safe. Despite failing short in the end, that Meath comeback was an epic one. The referee Seamus Prior only added on 20 seconds of injury time - despite that second half being as free flowing a half of football as I've ever seen, that was miserly to say the least as there had been a couple of stoppages early on it which merited at least another minute. 

Armagh against Kerry in 2002 and Dublin against Kerry in 2011 are the best successful ones. Armagh should have won by more - Kerry were barely mapped in the last 15-20 minutes. And bar Donaghy's ridiculous point they were barely mapped in the last 10 in 2011.