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At 43, Graham Geraghty Scores Dramatic Injury Time Goal In Meath Club Game

At 43, Graham Geraghty Scores Dramatic Injury Time Goal In Meath Club Game
By Balls Team

It's 22 years since a complimentary word from Alex Ferguson led to a trial for Arsenal. It's 20 years since he won his first All-Ireland for Meath. It's 17 years since he captained Meath to the county's most recent All-Ireland. It's 14 years since he arrived back from a wedding (he was 'Best Man') via helicopter just in time to play for Meath against Louth in the qualifiers.

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Geraghty kicked a last-minute goal to win the match by a point and then whipped off his shirt and swung it around his head as he charged around the pitch in celebration. After the match, the helicopter picked him up and whisked him back to the wedding after-party. Read that thrilling story here, from Anthony Moyles and Niall Kelly.

(It's also nine years since he ran for Fine Gael in a general election campaign, but we don't need to go into that here).

There's a hoary old cliche about Superman and his favourite themed pyjamas. Superman wouldn't dare wear Graham Geraghty pyjamas because he wouldn't feel worthy of them.

He's still at it. Donnchadh Boyle tweeted earlier that Geraghty, who turned 43 a couple of weeks ago, scored a last minute goal for Clann na nGael to snatch a 2-11 to 2-11 draw against Dunderry in a Division 3 club match.

Incredibly, Clann na nGeal by seven points with two minutes left. They rustled up 2-1 in no time to steal a draw.

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The Clann na nGael website describes the action.

Anthony Swaine from around the middle of the pitch kicked in a speculative ball which the Dunderry backs looked to clear but Caoimhin O’Griofa  managed to dispose his man and when he slipped the ball to Graham  Geraghty on the edge of the square the large crowd held their breath. Geraghty with a shot reminiscent of some of his famous goals fired low to the corner to rescue a draw from a very unlikely position.

He joins the ranks of those other glorious romantics who kept plugging away for their clubs away from the county spotlight.

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