Tuesday 6 December 2016

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.

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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.

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