GAA

Kieran Molloy Makes Mad Dash From Club Semi To Make Sub Appearance In Sigerson Cup Final

Kieran Molloy Makes Mad Dash From Club Semi To Make Sub Appearance In Sigerson Cup Final

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.

Advertisement

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.

Unfortunately for Molly, NUIG would lose by a single point to UCD.

Watch: 'Disgraceful' Referee Decision Sees Corofin Player Sent-Off After Minute Of Club Semi

PJ Browne
Article written by

You may also like