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VIDEO: Stunning Diarmuid Murtagh point sends Roscommon into All-Ireland U21 final

Cork conceded a late free as their substitute Sam Ryan was penalised in injury time from breaking a little known rule.

Diarmuid Murtagh celebrates the winning point.
Diarmuid Murtagh celebrates the winning point.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

ROSCOMMON EDGED OUT Cork 1-19 to 3-12 in a thrilling U21 football encounter to reach the All-Ireland final. The young Rebels produced a stirring second-half comeback but were denied by the nerveless free-taking of Rossies forward Diarmuid Murtagh.

With the semi-final two minutes deep into injury time, Cork substitute Sam Ryan was penalised for picking the ball off the pitch between his knees [contravening Rule 4.3].

Murtagh was faced with an extremely tricky free attempt but steepled in a beauty from 40 yards out and close to the touchline. It proved to be the winning score.

Source: TG4/YouTube

Here are the highlights of a thoroughly tantalising game.

Source: TG4/YouTube

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