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Brendan Maher Scores Incredible All-Ireland Semi Point With Broken Hurley

Brendan Maher Scores Incredible All-Ireland Semi Point With Broken Hurley

Borris-Ileigh beat St Thomas to set up a meeting with Ballyhale Shamrocks in the All-Ireland Club Hurling Championship final later this month.

The Tipperary champions defeated the Galway champions by seven points at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.

Late in the game, with his side leading by three, Brendan Maher scored a point from near the sideline with a broken hurley.

Moments earlier, Maher had scored a free, breaking his hurley in the process. He began gesturing for a new stick but play restarted before he could get one.

Undeterred, he attempted and succeeded in blocking down St Thomas goalkeeper James Barrett. The sliotar soon found its way back to Maher and with what looked akin to a shinty stick, he fired over an incredible point.

James Devaney subsequently scored a goal for Borris-Ileigh as they won 1-21 to 1-14.

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