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Best goal you ever saw?

  • 19-03-2020 10:14am
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 2,148 mountgomery burns


    There's been so many exceptional goals its hard to choose but I'd probably give the nod to Joe Cannings goal in the Leinster final in 2015. Just an incredible piece of brilliance from him.

    Honourable mention to Paul Flynn in the Munster final of 2004, there's very few could do that and intend it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 33,504 ✭✭✭✭ The_Kew_Tour
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    In football I think if Cork had won the 1999 All Ireland the goal Joe Kavanagh scored would be up there with any.

    Hurling I love JBM goal in 1983 AI semi final v Galway.

    Yes I'm from Cork, yes I'm tad biased. They are first 2 that come to mind for me


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,712 ✭✭✭ Rows Grower
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    That was an awesome goal by Jimmy Barry Murphy, a living legend.

    John Fenton the man who set it up had an even better one against Limerick in 1987.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_zIVYkMGUc

    "Very soon we are going to Mars. You wouldn't have been going to Mars if my opponent won, that I can tell you. You wouldn't even be thinking about it."

    Donald Trump, March 13th 2018.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,198 ✭✭✭ dobman88
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    Gooch scored a goal against my home club in a county league game I think. Would have been replayed multiple times if he did it in a county game. The first dummy, then the solo dummy before just slotting it home. Perfect.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3TcT5E-ckk


  • Registered Users Posts: 416 ✭✭ supernova5
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    Yes I also think that JBM's goal was one of the greatest ever seen, the man was a total artist and in my estimation the best GAA player to ever grace a GAA field [I'm not from Cork]


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,712 ✭✭✭ Rows Grower
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    dobman88 wrote: »
    Gooch scored a goal against my home club in a county league game I think. Would have been replayed multiple times if he did it in a county game. The first dummy, then the solo dummy before just slotting it home. Perfect.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3TcT5E-ckk
    Is that best goal you ever saw?
    I wouldn’t rate it very highly.

    "Very soon we are going to Mars. You wouldn't have been going to Mars if my opponent won, that I can tell you. You wouldn't even be thinking about it."

    Donald Trump, March 13th 2018.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 519 ✭✭✭ hurlingman97
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    For Hurling I'd go with Damien Hayes v Tipperary in the 2005 quarter final as my favourite goal

    Football I'd say Michael Meehan's against Cork in 2013

    If I was to take off my Galway bias I'd say Richie Hogan goal against Tipperary in the 2011 final

    And Owen Mulligans goal against Dublin in 2005


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,534 ✭✭✭ Chalk McHugh
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    That was an awesome goal by Jimmy Barry Murphy, a living legend.

    John Fenton the man who set it up had an even better one against Limerick in 1987.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_zIVYkMGUc

    My Dad brought me to that match. I was 10 years old. Best hurling goal i've ever seen. How Fenton hit it so perfectly from a ground stroke from 40 yards out was magical. Incredible goal. Can always say i was there to witness it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,534 ✭✭✭ Chalk McHugh
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    supernova5 wrote: »
    Yes I also think that JBM's goal was one of the greatest ever seen, the man was a total artist and in my estimation the best GAA player to ever grace a GAA field [I'm not from Cork]

    I've seen a few old matches on tv of Cork matches with JBM involved and have to say i have been underwhelmed by him in all those matches. He seemed to have a poor striking technique of the sliotar and compared to todays sharp shooters he looked nowhere near that quality. That goal you mention had an element of luck to it as he pulled wildly with the defender and it could just as easily have landed in the Royal Canal.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,198 ✭✭✭ dobman88
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    Is that best goal you ever saw?
    I wouldn’t rate it very highly.

    Assumed we were talking about games we were at. Could probably think of better I've seen on telly. Feel free to add your own instead of shítting on mine :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 47,342 ✭✭✭✭ tayto lover
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    Funny enough I scored it myself.
    I collected a pass on the halfway line, broke 7 tackles and let fly from about 55 yards into the top left hand corner, against the wind, with my weaker foot. The goalie never saw it.

    Junior 2B final. 🏐🤗


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,974 ✭✭✭ KevRossi
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    Football...

    Goal: Owen Mulligan v Dublin 2005.

    Point: Brian Dooher v Kerry 2008 Final. He kicked that point right below where myself and my Dad were sitting. (It was also the last final we saw together, which makes it a bit special).





  • Registered Users Posts: 3,534 ✭✭✭ Chalk McHugh
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    For the football, being a Dub, it's been a ridiculous decade of dominance and so many important goals to mull over. Kev Macs left footed, top corner goal v Kerry (i dont think he meant it but who knows), Kev Macs right footed goal v Kerry in 2011. Come to think of it all goals v Kerry are very satisfying.

    One goal that does stick in the memory though is Peter Canavan's v Kerry (what is it with goals against Kerry) in one of the All Ireland finals between the two. Getting a nice pass from Mulligan, who he used to teach in school, and placing the ball inch perfectly just inside the post with his supposed weaker left foot giving the hapless Kerry keeper no chance. The composure from Canavan to not blast the ball like many others would under the highest of pressure and have time to process that a softer, precision kicked, daisy cutter was the best option was the mark of a true giant of the game. What Canavan lacked in build he more than made up with brains, skill, wit and courage.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,712 ✭✭✭ Rows Grower
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    dobman88 wrote: »
    Assumed we were talking about games we were at. Could probably think of better I've seen on telly. Feel free to add your own instead of shítting on mine :pac:

    See post number three.

    "Very soon we are going to Mars. You wouldn't have been going to Mars if my opponent won, that I can tell you. You wouldn't even be thinking about it."

    Donald Trump, March 13th 2018.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,351 ✭✭✭ Littlehorny
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    Hurling - John Fenton's off the ground rocket against Limerick in '87.

    Football - As a Meathman there is a good bit of bias but Kevin Foley's goal to tilt the match in Meath's favour after a 4 game epic against Dublin in '91.
    Great team goal when we looked dead and buried and also for a back he took the goal really well, no trying to burst the net just slipped it under John O Leary.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,534 ✭✭✭ Chalk McHugh
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    Hurling - John Fenton's off the ground rocket against Limerick in '87.

    Football - As a Meathman there is a good bit of bias but Kevin Foley's goal to tilt the match in Meath's favour after a 4 game epic against Dublin in '91.
    Great team goal when we looked dead and buried and also for a back he took the goal really well, no trying to burst the net just slipped it under John O Leary.

    That hurt like no other, before or since. Iconic goal though. Even now when i see it i beg Heary or Barr or anyone to take one for the team and just rugby tackle a Meath man. Be no black card either ha.


  • Registered Users Posts: 860 ✭✭✭ MacGyver007
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    Hurling - John Fenton (Cork) v. Limerick, 1987 Munster semi-final
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILfO0IYEHjg

    Football - Michael Meehan (Galway) v. Cork, 2013 All-Ireland quarter-final
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZRkKgQBulY


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,351 ✭✭✭ Littlehorny
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    That hurt like no other, before or since. Iconic goal though. Even now when i see it i beg Heary or Barr or anyone to take one for the team and just rugby tackle a Meath man. Be no black card either ha.

    Ah when Meath could go head to head with Dublin was a time like no other, I think even the Dubs miss us! :D

    I was in the Canal End when that goal went in under the Hill, absolute bedlam broke out!
    I was 18 at the time, travelled up on the bus with a gang of us. Memories are made on days like that:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,720 ✭✭✭✭ fullstop
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    Mulligan’s was brilliant. Solo off the left and finish off the right, as well as the 2 dummies.

    The gooch one he took about 8 steps.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,712 ✭✭✭ Rows Grower
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    Forgot to add my football favourite...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRSnT7bxKNs

    "Very soon we are going to Mars. You wouldn't have been going to Mars if my opponent won, that I can tell you. You wouldn't even be thinking about it."

    Donald Trump, March 13th 2018.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,198 ✭✭✭ dobman88
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    fullstop wrote: »
    The gooch one he took about 8 steps.

    So you're saying he was at it before it was standard:pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,636 ✭✭✭ jay0109
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    Eamonn O'Hara's goal in the 2007 Connacht Final....it has it all

    https://youtu.be/G5ZjZUmrDBQ


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,534 ✭✭✭ Chalk McHugh
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    fullstop wrote: »
    Mulligan’s was brilliant. Solo off the left and finish off the right, as well as the 2 dummies.

    The gooch one he took about 8 steps.

    Selling one dummy is just about forgiveable. Selling another one straight after was just bird brain defending. It was two Lucan Sarsfields lads that were left looking a bit silly if i remember correctly. Especislly Paul Casey who wasn't a good player imo. The brutal, naieve defending made that goal look better than it was imo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,350 ✭✭✭ Rasputin11
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    There's been so many exceptional goals its hard to choose but I'd probably give the nod to Joe Cannings goal in the Leinster final in 2015. Just an incredible piece of brilliance from him.

    Honourable mention to Paul Flynn in the Munster final of 2004, there's very few could do that and intend it.

    I always wondered what O Sullivan was at on the line? In a strange, cramped position.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,534 ✭✭✭ Chalk McHugh
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    Rasputin11 wrote: »
    I always wondered what O Sullivan was at on the line? In a strange, cramped position.

    Yes i think that goal was lucky. Some say Flynn put top spin on the shot to try and get it to move mid air. I dont know i think it was very shoddy defending and usually 9/10 would have been stopped quite easily from that distance.


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    Vinny Murphy vs Clare.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,504 ✭✭✭ zetecescort
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    Tom Kenny v Wexford in 03 or 04. Soloed from halfway and beat Fitzhenry from the 21


  • Registered Users Posts: 546 ✭✭✭ Fred Daly
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    Ritchie Hogan finish to the net 2011 all Ireland.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,465 ✭✭✭ elefant
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    Of the goals I've seen live, I've always loved this one:



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,199 ✭✭✭✭ rossie1977
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    jay0109 wrote: »
    Eamonn O'Hara's goal in the 2007 Connacht Final....it has it all

    https://youtu.be/G5ZjZUmrDBQ

    Good goal I was there in the Hyde that day.

    However a bit obscure but Michael Daly's goal for Galway minors vs Roscommon in Connacht minor league back in 2013 was easily best goal I have ever seen in the Hyde.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭ Consey
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    Ray McCarron for Monaghan v Cavan 1993.

    Dummy was exquisite, finish was great too. Coverage doesn't quite do it justice, doesn't get the full move !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh047i3aVhY&list=ULTYXcdGU2r9s&index=509[/URL]


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