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Ecstasy and agony - the best images from Moorefield's incredible Leinster final comeback

St Loman’s looked to have secured the title in the final stages of the game, but the Kildare outfit snatched an unlikely victory at the death.

KILDARE CLUB MOOREFILED produced one of the best comebacks of 2017 to claim the Leinster Club SFC title.

Moorefield celebrate winning The AIB GAA Leinster Senior Football Championship 17/12/2017 Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

With six points separating the sides in the final stages of the game, Westmeath opponents St Loman’s looked to be well on their way to victory.

But Moorefield showed amazing resolve to hit 1-03 in injury time, and edge out the tie by just a single point.

Eanna O’Connor — son of Kerry legend Jack — played an influential role in the comeback, hitting a free on 58 minutes to reduce the deficit to five points.

Ronan Sweeney’s injury time goal bridged the gap even further, with O’Connor and Kevin Murnaghan adding the additional points to snatch the win.

St Loman’s will be left to ponder as to how they lost their grip of the game, while Moorefield march on to the All-Ireland stages of the competition in the new year.

Killer Blow

Kevin Murnaghan celebrates kicking the winning point late in the game 17/12/2017 Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Kevin Murnaghan wheels away after scoring the winning point as a Loman’s opponent watches on in dismay.

Crucial Score

Ken Casey celebrates scoring the first goal 17/12/2017 Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

St Loman’s looked to be on their way to victory when Ken Casey scored their first goal to give them a three point cushion in the second half.


Ronan O'Toole with Kevin Murnaghan and Ronan Sweeeny 17/12/2017 Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Moorefield and Loman’s players scrap for possession.

False Dawn

Ronan O'Toole celebrates scoring 17/12/2017 Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Ronan O’Toole’s goal with six minutes of normal time remaining appeared to have sealed it for the Westmeath team.

Big Moment

Paul Sharry dejected after being sent off 17/12/2017 Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

St Loman’s lost an influential player when Paul Sharry was dismissed with a second yellow card late in the second half.

Divine Intervention

Ronan Sweeney celebrates after the game 17/12/2017 Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Moorefield’s Ronan Sweeney looks up to the skies in disbelief after his side’s miraculous win.


Kevin Murnaghan celebrates after the game 17/12/2017 Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

A Moorefield fan embraces the match-winner Kevin Murnaghan after the final whistle.


Daryl Flynn and David Whyte lift the trophy 17/12/2017 Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Moorefield’s Daryl Flynn and David Whyte lift the trophy together.

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