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St. Brigid's Manager Frankie Dolan Brings Himself On In County Final, Gets Into Fight

St. Brigid's Manager Frankie Dolan Brings Himself On In County Final, Gets Into Fight

St. Brigid's won their 15th Roscommon Senior Football Championship title on Sunday. They beat Padraig Pearses by seven points in Kiltoom.

Despite the wide margin of victory for Brigid's at the final whistle, the game was still in the mix late on. Two goals, the first from Ian Kilbride and the second from Darragh Donnelly took the game from a draw to a six point lead for 2013 All-Ireland club champions.

It's three and a half years since Frankie Dolan kicked the winner in that game against Ballymun but still his playing career marches on.

Dolan is co-manager of St. Brigid's along with Eddie Lohan. Incidentally, Padraig Pearses are managed by Shane Curran - the man who was in goal for Brigid's when they beat Ballymun (also the man who landed a kiss on Dolan's lips at the final whistle).

Following Brigid's second goal against Pearses, Dolan decided he needed a taste of the action. In the 59th minute, he came on to replace Cathal McHugh.

Less than two minutes later, a fight broke out between the two teams. Dolan (wearing number 22) launched himself into the scuffles, ending up on the ground with a Pearses player attempting to swap jerseys before the final whistle.

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The scuffles would see the referee dish out two red cards - one for Niall Daly and one for Garvan Dolan.

Video: TG4

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