Monday 19 March 2018

WATCH - The emotional reaction of St Mary's boss Paddy Tally to historic Sigerson win has become an internet hit

Paddy Tally couldn't contain his joy
Paddy Tally couldn't contain his joy

Oisin McQueirn

History was made in Ballyhaunis yesterday as St Mary's College of Belfast beat giants UCD to win their first Sigerson Cup since 1989.

The teaching college which has a student population of around 1000, came back from conceding two early goals to defeat the holders and 33-time champions UCD by 0-13 to 2-06

Remarkably this was the second time in two days St Mary's had recovered from the shock of conceding two early goals to go on and win, with the Belfast men scoring nine unanswered points in the first half against UCD yesterday.

As the final whistle blew, the emotion became too much for St Mary's coach Paddy Tally who sank to his knees before being mobbed by fans and staff of the college.

"To be honest with you it's hard to believe this, I don't think it's sunk in yet that we've won it" he said.

"Just immense relief, it's been a long long journey to win one"

"Today's been worth it all" added Tally, who admitted that it was 'a fantastic feeling' to win the coveted Sigerson trophy for only the second time in the college's history.

Tally's instinctive reaction at the final whistle has become an internet hit. It has been viewed over 120,000 times.

Watch below:

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