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"To Tell You The Truth, The Foot Was 100%" - Derry Hurler On His Outrageous Point

"To Tell You The Truth, The Foot Was 100%" - Derry Hurler On His Outrageous Point
By Luke Delaney Updated

Kicking points from the 45 yard line may not seem like a rare event in Derry GAA, but doing so in a Senior Hurling Championship semifinal certainly is.

Michael Davitt's Swatragh may have narrowly lost out to rivals Kevin Lynch's Dungiven by an agonising margin of 0-16 to 0-15, but it was a piece of magic from Cahal Murray which has stolen the limelight.

After losing his hurl, the Swatragh corner forward improvised, slotting over a point off his boot at an acute angle, from the guts of 45 yards.

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GAA: Cahal Murray on his stunning point 

Speaking to Balls.ie about his unorthodox score for his club, Cahal Murray has explained his thoughts in the lead up to the score.


Murray said:

I just got the ball, took my steps and I had lost my hurl. I didn't really have time to think and I just went for it and it popped over the bar.

Despite a host of replies to the tweet saying the same thing, that Murray's foot must have been in a bad way, the Swatragh man said that his foot is in fine condition.


To tell you the truth, the foot was 100% and nothing wrong with it

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It's undoubtedly a score of a lifetime, with Murray saying "I don't think I'll ever beat that one"


It has to be the best I've ever scored, I don't think I'll ever beat that one. Not even sure if I could kick a football over the bar from there.

Cahal Murray has gained overnight fame, with the marksmen even saying that he's been asked for autographs since the score.

Everybody around the area knows about it and there's people up at the pitch and stuff asking you for an autograph and all, it's a funny one alright

It's a video that has gone viral around the GAA community an rightly so as it's undoubtedly a rare occasion that you would see a hurler from any level of the sport, being able to kick a sliotar over the bar from so far out.

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