7 of Maurice Fitzgerald's greatest moments for Kerry

One of the greatest players to ever grace the game.

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MAURICE FITZGERALD WAS one of the most gifted sportsmen of his generation. The Kerry was blessed with remarkable skill and the rare ability to kick scores on either foot off the ground or from his hands.

Fitzgerald won 1997 Footballer of the Year, three Allstars, two All-Irelands, six Munster championships and a National League during his playing days with the Kingdom and is widely regarded as one of the greatest forwards ever to grace the game.

The Cahirciveen and St. Mary’s club man is giving a tour of Croke Park as part of the Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour on Saturday.

We’ve put together a few of Fitzgerald’s most inspiring moments in the Green-and-Gold.

1. His most famous score – the sideline point against Dublin in the 2001 All-Ireland semi-final

Source: GAA Archive/YouTube

2. This curling free in the 1991 All-Ireland semi-final against Down

Source: Bryansford Gael/YouTube

3. His brilliant solo goal against Armagh in the 2000 All-Ireland semi-final

Source: ForKingAndCountry2014/YouTube

4. His teasing fourth point in the 1997 All-Ireland final

Source: ForKingAndCountry2014/YouTube

5. This left-footed free from an acute angle the same day

Source: ForKingAndCountry2014/YouTube

6. Another spectacular sideline point from the ’97 game

Source: ForKingAndCountry2014/YouTube

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7. The rest of his scores in what became known as the ‘Maurice Fitzgerald final’

Source: Jorgen Hartogs/YouTube


Any moments we missed out on? Let us know in the comments section below.

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