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Here's a GIF of a Zebo flick at the world's most northerly GAA game

Amarílio Vasconcelos Mendonça. Some county team sign him up.


H/T: Brian Clerkin, European GAA PRO

AMARILIO VASCONCELOS MENDONCA. It’s not the name of a recognisable GAA figure.

But he produced a great piece of skill last Saturday while lining out for the Oulu Irish Elks in the second leg of the All-Finland Gaelic Football final against Helsinki Harps.

The game took place at the Raati Stadium in the city of Oulu, just south of the Arctic Circle. And Mendonca, a Portuguese native who has been only playing the game for 5 months, struck the score of the game.

He raced on to a breaking ball, produced an audacious flick similar to that produced by Simon Zebo and swung over a beautiful point.

But would Hawkeye have been required to judge this score under the Northern Lights?

Here’s some extended highlights of the game with thanks to – I Love Sport Oulu and

YouTube: Cathaoir Sona

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In pics: GAA game takes place near Arctic Circle in Finland

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