Eight years ago today Liam Watson scored a last gasp goal to earn the Shamrocks a replay against St Thomas of Galway in the All Ireland Club semi-final. It was a classic game of hurling which ended level after full time. The game went to extra time and the Galway men appeared to be home and hosed when they led by three points going into injury time, at the end of the second half of that extra time. A long ball into the St Thomas’ square saw real drama when Loughgiel were claiming they had the ball over the line but referee Barry Kelly adjudged that their goalkeeper had lay on the ball and so he awarded the Shamrocks a twenty metre free.
Cometh the hour, cometh the man and up stepped Liam Winker Watson to answer the call once again and bury the leather in the back of the net.
Mark Sidebottom’s Radio Ulster commentary of the last few minutes summed it all up perfectly. The excitement in his voice was electric as he described the breathtaking action
Click on the link below to hear Mark Sidebottom’s commentary
Watson wheels away in celebration.