What a time to grab your first score in the championship, and what a way to do it.
As if the first half of the All-Ireland final replay wasn’t entertaining enough, 23-year-old Eoin Murchan has set the game alight by scoring a cracking solo goal just seconds after Conor Lane blew the whistle at the start of the second-half.
Murchan wasn’t named to start but was a late call up to the XV in place of Michael Darragh McAuley and justified his selection immediately after the break.
The move began with a rare mistake from Kerry midfielder David Moran who had an opportunity to win possession from the throw-in unopposed. However, Moran batted the ball right into the path of Murchan instead.
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The Na Fianna club man took full advantage and although Moran gave chase, Murchan showed his blistering pace to race up the middle of the field before shooting an incredible effort to the corner of Shane Ryan’s net, although questions may be raised about the number of steps he took prior to the shot.
A four-point swing sees the Dubs firmly take control but already in this game, Kerry have fought their way back from such a deficit to level matters at half-time.