Seven Great Examples Of Bryan Sheehan's Free Taking Mastery

Seven Great Examples Of Bryan Sheehan's Free Taking Mastery

In an era of kicking from the hand, one man dominated Gaelic football free taking, and he did it from the ground.

Bryan Sheehan won five All-Irelands for Kerry in his 12 year intercounty career, but will be most remembered as one of the best dead-ball specialists in Gaelic football. His prowess meant conceding a free to the Kingdom when he was on the pitch was always a mistake.


1 and 2: 2009 Kerry SFC final South Kerry vs Dr. Crokes

Probably the two most famous frees Sheehan has scored were kicked eight years ago in the Kerry SFC final against Dr. Crokes. Playing for South Kerry as they won for the fourth time in six years, Sheehan kicked two monster frees, scoring 1-3 in total.

The commentary from Radio Kerry's Gary O'Sullivan and Weeshie Fogarty adds to the scene.



3: 2016 vs Donegal

A perfectly judged strike in a National League game against Donegal with a gale blowing across Austin Stack Park.



4: 2014 Munster Championship final vs Cork

A thing of beauty from the 2014 Munster Championship final victory against Cork.



5, 6, 7: Sheehan vs Niall Morgan/Kerry vs Tyrone 2014

A display of free-taking excellence from both Sheehan and Tyrone keeper Niall Morgan during a 2014 National League game.

Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

SEE ALSO: 10 Of The Greatest Pieces Of Commentary In Irish Sport

Bryan Sheehan

PJ Browne
Article written by

You may also like