Kieran Molloy is the central figure in a story which should go down in GAA folklore.
That Molloy, along with Liam Silke, would have to miss the Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup final at Santry on Saturday afternoon was the subject of much ink this week.
Molloy, who plays for NUIG, and Silke, who plays for UCD, are also Corofin players. Both lined out for their club as they took on and defeated Moorefield in Tullamore in the All-Ireland Club Football Championship semi-final.
Silke actually scored the goal which saw Corofin progress to the St. Patrick's Day decider against either Nemo Rangers or Slaughtneil. Molloy played the full game.
Throw-in for the game between Corofin and Moorefield was 2pm. The referee's final whistle blew at approximately 3:20pm. It was then that a mad dash began for Molloy.
According to freelance journalist Colin Duffy, Molloy jumped in a Garda car and headed for Santry Avenue, the venue for today's game between NUIG and UCD. That's a 104 km trip.
Traffic is shocking on M50 tell him they'll never make it
— UCD GAA Club (@UCDGAA) February 17, 2018
Molloy was more than just a spectator for the game - he came on as a sub in the 38th minute in place of Ruairi Greene.
The Irish Examiner's John Fogarty reports that Silke was not able to do similar as he injured his finger in Corofin's victory.
Kieran Molloy may feature in Sigerson final now but Liam Silke won’t: damaged finger in Corofin’s win. #GAA
— John Fogarty (@JohnFogartyIrl) February 17, 2018
Unfortunately for Molly, NUIG would lose by a single point to UCD.