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Cork minor footballer lights up All-Ireland colleges final with two spectacular solo goals

Dan Ó Duinnín has a big future in the game.

THOSE IN ATTENDANCE at last night’s All-Ireland Senior C schools final in Portarlington were treated to an absorbing game between Ardscoil Rathangan and Coláiste Gobnatan but it was one player who stole the show.

With his side trailing at the break, Coláiste Gobnatan’s Dan Ó Duinnín single-handedly changed the complexion of the final with two of the finest goals you’re likely to see on any stage.

Firstly, the Cork minor footballer picked the ball up just inside his own half before embarking on a mazy run which saw him breeze past seven defenders and finish clinically past the goalkeeper.

The Cill na Martra forward then produced a similar moment of brilliance whilst showing his pace and power to manufacture a two point lead for his side heading into the closing stages.

Source: SideLine Eye/YouTube

Source: Sideline Eye/YouTube

Despite Ó Duinnín’s heroics, the defending champions were unable to hold on and ultimately lost out by the narrowest of margins on a scoreline of 2-11 to 0-18.

There is no doubt he has a bright future ahead of him and is likely to feature for Cork minors against Limerick in the Munster minors first round next Wednesday.

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