Friday 25 May 2018

Meath legend Graham Geraghty (43) rolls back the years with injury-time equalising goal

Will Slattery

Will Slattery

The Meath teams that Graham Geraghty played on had a knack for raising the green flag at crucial junctures and although it has been a few years since the double All-Ireland-winner has experienced inter-county football, he hasn't forgotten how to find the net when a game is in the balance.

Togging out for his club Clann na nGael yesterday in a Meath Division 3 club game against Dunderry, the 43-year-old Geraghty goaled in injury time to complete a stunning comeback to draw 2-11 to 2-11 after his team trailed by seven with just two minutes remaining.

Geraghty last played for the Royals in 2012 after a 21-year inter-county career that saw him win three provincial crowns, two All-Ireland titles and two Allstar awards.

The match report on the Clann na nGael website describes the moment that the 1999 All-Ireland-winning captain scored the vital goal.

"Caoimhin O’Griofa  managed to dispose his man and when he slipped the ball to Graham  Geraghty on the edge of the square the large crowd held their breath. Geraghty with a shot reminiscent of some of his famous goals fired low to the corner to rescue a draw from a very unlikely position."

Geraghty was playing at centre back, a position where he won both All-Ireland minor (1990) and U21 titles (1993), according to a team-sheet on the club's website.

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