Fitzgerald Wonder Point Rescues Kerry

A big GAA weekend ahead as the All Ireland Football Championship continues with knock out games and the first of the quarter finals.

Known more as a home for hurling Semple Stadium Thurles was the venue for the 2001 All Ireland Football quarter final between reigning champions Kerry and Dublin. Kerry dominated for much of the game leading by 8 points with 12 minutes to play but then Dublin scored 2 - 03 without reply to lead by a point. With time almost up Maurice Fitzgerald kicked an incredible point from a sideline ball to tie up the game again.

Shown here is Darren Homan's goal that gave Dublin a 1 point lead and then that Fitzgerald wonder score. With the game going one way then the other emotions of elation and deflation are felt by both sets of supporters.  

These highlights are taken from 'The Saturday Game Live' broadcast on 4 August 2001. The commentator is Ger Canning.

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