Vincent Hogan: Lady luck smiles on Donegal as Kildare wilt
DONEGAL 1-12, KILDARE 0-14 , (After extra-time)
ALL-IRELAND SFC QUARTER-FINAL
Published 01/08/2011 | 05:00
Yet again, a story within a story as this tactical stalemate found epic release, stretching dramatic licence to breaking point in Croke Park.
It was late on Saturday night as Donegal clambered through the maelstrom of their emotions to make the last four, but that cursed word 'Hawk-Eye' was back humming like strong liquor in the head.
Kildare had been deprived a 40th-minute goal that should have been. A goal that would have eased them six points clear which, in a contest of this hue, had to be tantamount to a view from the mountain-top.