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Saturday 3 December 2016

Griffin's gem sent sliotar to the moon

ANOTHER moment in time from the artful Anne Griffin.

Ballyboden St Enda's were playing Erin's Isle at Páirc Uí Mhurchú in the Senior Division 1.

Isles went streets ahead.

But Boden began to climb back.

With ten minutes left, Isles were still four points to the good.

Boden won a sideline. It was on the left approaching the score-board end. The angle was tight. As George Hamilton might say, "the Firhouse Road held its breath".

Anne stood over it, and when the ash connected with the leather, the orchestra began to play.

The sliotar spun into space like a rocket at Cape Canaveral, and sailed sweetly over the black spot. Griffin's Rhapsody in blue.

A precious two-pointer. The spectacular score filled Ballyboden St Enda's with spinach. They went on to win.

Anne did it before. On the big day.

The Senior County final against St Vincent's at Peregrine's. Another slice of supreme skill.

One of the best decisions the Camogie Association ever made was to award two points for a sideline. The brothers should follow.

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