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Unusual Goalkeeping Error In Armagh SFC Semi Gifts Granemore Win

Unusual Goalkeeping Error In Armagh SFC Semi Gifts Granemore Win
By Luke Delaney
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Granemore booked a place in the Armagh GAA SFC final yesterday for the very first time after a 2-8 to 0-9 win over Killeavy at the Athletic Grounds.

While the big story of the day is club with a population base of less than 1,000 sealing a place in the senior final for the first time in their history, a surreal moment of goalkeeping from the Killeavy goalkeeper surely helped Granemore get over the line.

With just over two minutes remaining in the game, Granemore were leading 0-8 to 0-7 when Marty Carr hit a high ball goalwards from just inside the 21 yard line.

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Killeavy netminder Shea Magill, who has represented Armagh at intercounty level, expected the high ball to go out of play as he ran out of his goal and behind the endline to grab another ball for a quick restart.

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The only problem with Magill's quick thinking was that the ball never went out of play. A freak gust kept the ball in play. The Granemore full forward then gathered the ball and slotted into the empty net to put daylight between the sides in the dying minutes.

"What's the goalie doing, Tom"

The strong breeze certainly caught Magill out, but the commentary team from the game didn't cut the Killeavy netminder any slack.

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Granemore went on to score another goal just minutes later to secure a spot in the Armagh GAA SFC final, but you can't help but feel slightly sorry for Mugill after his misjudgement.

The commentary will likely bring back memories of the famous clip from the Old Firm Derby back in 2018. After Moussa Dembele chipped the ball over Wes Foderingham, ex-Rangers player Hugh Burns, who was on commentary for the club's TV Station, let out a cry saying "What's the goalie doing, Tom".

This clip went viral immediately and still remains a meme to this day, hence the caption on the tweet from the Armagh SFC semifinal.

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Granemore will take on the might of Crossmaglen Rangers in the Armagh SFC final. The giants of Armagh football dispatched Maghery in Friday's other semifinal.

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