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Watch: Drama As Last-Gasp Penalty Sends Derry/Fermanagh Final To Replay

Watch: Drama As Last-Gasp Penalty Sends Derry/Fermanagh Final To Replay

It's ladies' final day at Croke Park, and if the opening game portends the excitement that is to come, it promises to be a thrilling afternoon.

Derry and Fermanagh met in the Junior final at lunchtime, and will have to meet again following a 2-10 to 3-07 draw. Fermanagh snaffled a draw in the most dramatic of circumstances. With a minute left, Eimear Smyth hoisted a ball toward the posts. It dropped short, ricocheting off the goalkeeper, and in the ensuing chaos, Smyth was fouled as she pounced on the rebound.

Here's the incident, courtesy of TG4:

The referee gave a penalty, and it fell to Sharon Murphy to salvage the game in front of the Canal End. She did so, brilliantly:

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The result means the final will be replayed on October 8th.

The penalty completed a stunning comeback for Fermanagh: at one point they trailed by nine points. All the more remarkable considering that Fermanagh didn't win a single game in 2016.

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Gavin Cooney
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Changed the spelling of his name upon pressure from Michael Owen.

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