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19th Aug 2018

“That is the strangest goal I’ve seen…”

Michael Corry

It is first blood to Limerick in the All-Ireland hurling final.

The game has started frantically with both teams going hammer and tongs to get their hands on Liam McCarthy.

The Treaty men started the brighter of the two teams, just about edging the opening 15 minutes before bagging the first goal of the 2018 All-Ireland final.

It really was a classic case of dogged persistence.

It started with a monster hit on Pádraic Mannion by Séamus Flanagan. He won the ball and flicked it off to Kyle Hayes before the ball fell to corner-forward Graham Mulcahy.

Mulcahy was swarmed by the Galway defence and lost the sliothar at first, but he battle hard, never gave up and scrambled the ball over the line.

Co-commentator Michael Duignan described it as the strangest goal he had ever seen in an All-Ireland final.

Mulcahy’s goal proved to be the difference between the sides in the first half as Limerick lead Galway 1-10 – 0-09.

It is all to play for in the second half in this year’s All-Ireland hurling final.

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