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Donaghy lifts Munster trophy in near darkness and 5 other great pics from Killarney

Kerry got the job done just in the nick of time.

THE MUNSTER COUNCIL chairman must have been the most relieved man in Fitzgerald Stadium earlier as Kerry eventually got the better of Cork after 140 minutes of absorbing football.

It’s not that Robert Frost wanted to see the Kingdom reign supreme once again but with nothing to separate the sides for long periods, the possibility of another draw was not beyond the realms of possibility.

On the face of it, another 20 minutes wouldn’t have been the worst outcome but it was the last thing the organisers wanted.

With no floodlights at Fitzgerald Stadium and the light fading fast, there would have been no time to squeeze extra-time in tonight – providing Frost and the council with a real headache and a complete mess.

As it happened, Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s men pulled away and the gloomy conditions provided the perfect setting for these epic pictures.

Kieran Donaghy lifts the trophy Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

James OÕDonoghue celebrates scoring a late point Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Donnchadh Walsh and Killian Young Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Kieran Donaghy and the Kerry players celebrate Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Although, Paul Galvin – a late substitute – didn’t look overly pleased. The rain was playing havoc with his hair, obviously.

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Paul Galvin at the end of the game Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

All’s well that ends well, we suppose. Unless you’re a rebel.

Donncha OÕConnor reacts to a missed scoring chance Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

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