An unforgettable moment in Irish rugby history was perfectly captured by the elation of RTE’s Michael Corcoran.
Jonny Sexton’s incredible drop goal has been hailed as a moment of true sporting genius by countless pundits since the final whistle blew in the Stade de France on Saturday evening.
Oh good lord, cross field kick with the clock in the red and then the stones to take it on from 45. ???
— Ian madigan (@Ian_madigan) February 3, 2018
Sexton had cramp 10 minutes earlier and was hobbling at one stage of the 40 plus drive leading up to his shot. To kick from that distance in all of the circumstances shows incredible self belief. #fravire
— Matt Cooper (@cooper_m) February 3, 2018
Jonny Sexton right now ?? pic.twitter.com/60SGRoDlob
— ugo monye (@ugomonye) February 3, 2018
However, no piece of post-match analysis could quite capture the magnitude of the kick in question quite like Michael Corcoran did during the moment itself.
Describing the dying minutes as Ireland strung 40 phases together before Sexton pinged the ball between the posts, Corcoran’s voice can literally be heard going hoarse as he roaringly recounted what was unfurling in front of him.
— RTÉ Rugby (@RTErugby) February 3, 2018