Crazy Scenes As Monaghan 'Keeper Rory Beggan Runs Field And Scores Point For Club

Crazy Scenes As Monaghan 'Keeper Rory Beggan Runs Field And Scores Point For Club

Scotstown of Monaghan won their Credit Union League opener with Conor McManus' Clontibret on Saturday.

The two sides met in last year's league final back in October, with Scotstown emerging the victors by four points. They repeated their victory on Saturday on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-11.

The game, however, will surely be remembered by those in attendance for a moment of magic from Monaghan Senior goalkeeper Rory Beggan.

Just a week after lining out opposite Stephen Cluxton in Clones, Beggan went one better than his formerly free-taking football hero by marching up the park and slotting a point from play.

GAA fanatic and gym instructor Shane Rice, aka Rice Lifestyle, got his hands on team-recorded footage of Beggan's score.

Rory Beggan point


Clontibret's defence might well have been thinking of the #content when they backed off Beggan, but regardless of the fissure of space he found himself wandering into, the Scotstown 'keeper slotted his score well.

Intriguingly, Beggan told the Hogan Stand last year that his most embarrassing moment in football was "Taking 13 steps with the ball against Cavan in the 2013 Ulster semi-final." He's surely put that one to bed now, having taken about 140 legal steps en route to bisecting the posts on Saturday.

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