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The Most GAA Reason For A Point Being Disallowed Ever

The Most GAA Reason For A Point Being Disallowed Ever
By Mark Farrelly

While this Sunday's Ulster final between Monaghan and Donegal is a rematch of last year's game, the two sides also faced each other in the 1979 final and gifted us with one of the most peculiar starts to a GAA match ever.

Monaghan went on to win the Ulster title for the first time in 41 years but it could have all been different had the match not been restarted after Donegal scored a point inside the opening ten seconds.

Why did they have to throw in again? Because the band was still on the pitch, waiting to play the national anthem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq509K1hblI

You can watch highlights of the whole game on the RTÉ website here. That start reminds me off a time I was playing an under-14 match and straight from the throw-in for the second the opposition went down the pitch and would have had a goal but for the fact the ball was accidentally blocked on the line when it hit one our umpires on the back of the head as he belatedly trudged across to his post.

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