Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Hurling

Great improvisation

Shane Stapleton and Michael Verney marvel at Cáit Devane’s moment of magic for Clonoulty-Rossmore, and look at other moments of improvisation.

Cait Devane produced a moment of brilliance in the colours of Clonoulty-Rossmore against Burgess-Duharra at the weekend.

To win a ball out of a ruck with half a hurley was an achievement on its own, but to solo away before collecting a fresh stick from a Maor Caman was another trick entirely.

It may not have gone over the year, but the quick-thinking from both parties made the clip into a viral hit on social media.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Such ingenuity on the field in big moments is what can separate the good from the great, and it got Shane Stapleton and Michael Verney thinking about other flashes of improvisation from over the years.

Nicky English’s famous kicked goal against Cork (see 1:14 of the video below) will always be fondly remembered by those in the blue and gold camp.

For those of a Rebel persuasion, the on-the-knees heroics of Brian Corcoran and Patrick Horgan many years apart will retain enduring appeal.

Shane Dowling’s one-handed point against Kilkenny in a monsoon at Croke Park in 2014 was exceptional, while Ian Galvin in 2018 scored a point for Clare against Galway with the bas of his hurley facing the wrong way.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Shane and Michael run those magical moments and several more in our search for great improvisation with the stick over the years.

Please let us know your favourite bits of trickery in the comments section below, or via the OurGame social media channels.

📮 Sign up to the OurGame newsletter — a daily email reminder of our latest videos, articles, quizzes and more.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the OurGame YouTube page for live streams and more.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

You May Also Like

Quiz

Test your knowledge by taking on our All-Ireland hurling championship 2020 quiz, then share with friends to see if they can beat your score

Analysis

Shane Stapleton and Michael Verney sat down to pick their 2020 All Stars hurling team live, as viewers sent in their comments

Camogie

Shane Stapleton and Michael Verney reflect on Kilkenny's All-Ireland final win over Galway, while Daragh O Conchuir speaks with Claire Phelan

Hurling

Shane Stapleton and Michael Verney preview Limerick v Waterford, Kerry v Antrim and the camogie final meeting of Galway v Kilkenny

error: Content is protected.