London’s Padraig McGoldrick might have written his name in the history books with a brilliant goal last Sunday but the former Sligo man shouldn’t have been on the field when his shot hit the net three minutes before the break.
In as bizarre example of officialdom as you could hope to see, McGoldrick was actually substituted some two minutes before his shot hit the Leitrim net!
With Leitrim opening a three point gap, London boss Paul Coggins had Ciaran Bonner primed to go on but told his team officials to hold off on handing the paper in to the Connacht Council side-line officials.
Unfortunately for London, the slip was handed in prompting Coggins to engage in a distracting argument with Provincial officials who told him that the “substitution” couldn’t be revoked despite the fact that neither Bonner nor McGoldrick had made their respective switches.
With Coggins told that one of his five substitutions had been used up, the London boss decided to proceed with the switch and with Bonner waiting on the side-lines to go on, McGoldrick pounced on a long ball to drive it past Cathal McCrann.
Barely had McGoldrick completed his celebrations and he was off – surely the strangest case of a not-so-super sub!