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Tony Brosnan Gutted Fans Weren't On Hand To See 'Proper Championship Match'

Tony Brosnan Gutted Fans Weren't On Hand To See 'Proper Championship Match'

With the inter-county season postponed, club GAA is very much on centre stage at the minute. While the lack of supporters at games is a huge blow, advances in streaming means people around the country are getting to see club games they never would in normal circumstances.

There have also been a number of games shown live on television, including a cracker from the Kerry last night.

Dr Crokes won an absolute thriller against Austin Stacks after extra time, coming out on top on a scoreline of 3-19 to 2-17. The game had a bit of everything, including late drama, red cards, and brilliant individual performances.

The man who stole the show was Tony Brosnan. The Kerry player amassed an incredible personal tally of 2-10 (2-0 from penalties, 0-6 from frees) to help his side to victory.

Speaking to TG4 after the final whistle, he said that his only regret was that the supporters were not there to see what he labelled as a 'proper championship match'.

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What a game, a proper championship match. We let them back into it with our own mistakes and we gave away a sloppy goal.

In extra time we resettled ourselves. At the start of extra time they scored two or three points straight away, but we kept our nerve and ticked away with out points. Luckily we got away with the win...

The GAA is all about the supporters, they make it. Imagine if there was a few hundred people at this game tonight, it was already an extraordinary game.

Look, there's stuff going on and they can't be here for those reasons. We were able to get it on TV, but not every game will be on TV.

It's unfortunate, but I'm just happy that they got to see a cracker of a championship game tonight...

We played Kenmare two weeks ago and had a very disappointing loss. I suppose the vibe around the camp for the last two weeks wasn't great.

We were missing David Shaw, Gavin White, Daithí Casey, three massive players. I suppose we were kind of up against the wall before the game even started, but what a performance the boys put in, I'm so proud of them.

Dr Crokes now enter the quarter final stage, while Austin Stacks have been eliminated from the 2020 championship.

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Gary Connaughton

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