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Get that dog off the pitch…

Yesterday’s game between Kildare and Wexford saw the latest in a long line of GAA pitch invaders.

IT’S A FAMILIAR sight at GAA matches.

Yesterday’s O’Byrne Cup clash between Kildare and Wexford in Newbridge was the latest game to be briefly interrupted due to a pitch invasion.

This was the culprit for the second-half halt to play but Kildare fan ‘Ted’ is not the only canine over the years to have been eager for some GAA action.

He was merely followed an established tradition.

Get that dog off the pitch…
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  • March 15th 2009 - NFL Division 2: Meath v Wexford

    Meath's Shane McAnarney grabs a hold of this offender in Wexford Park as Wexford's Shane Cullen looks on.
  • July 8th 2007 - Munster SHC final: Waterford v Limerick

    On route to winning a Munster hurling medal and shooting 0-3, John Mullane found time in Thurles to clear the pitch of a canine invasion.
  • March 27th 2005 - NHL Division 1B: Cork v Tipperary

    Tipperary's Conor O'Mahoney, enterting the game after being sprung from the bench, faces this opponent in Semple Stadium.
  • March 27th 2005 - NHL Division 1B: Cork v Tipperary

    Cork defender Sean Óg Ó hAilpin then intervenes to ensure the game can proceed to the final whistle in Thurles.
  • July 11th 2004 - Munster SFC final: Limerick v Kerry

    Leave it to me lads. Referee Gerry Kinneavy gets his hands on the intruder as Tomás Ó Sé (Kerry) and Stephen Lavin (Limerick) are amongst those looking on.
  • Aug 27th 2005 - All-Ireland SFC quarter-final replay: Dublin v Tyrone.

    Kinneavy again takes centre stage to solve the problem. This time it's in Croke Park and Tyrone's Owen Mulligan provides assistance.
  • July 5th 2009 - Munster SFC final: Cork v Limerick

    Clare referee Rory Hickey has a companion as he runs around officiating in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
  • July 5th 2009 - Munster SFC final: Cork v Limerick

    Limerick forward Padraig Browne tries to step in to help by catching the stray dog.
  • July 5th 2009 - Munster SFC final: Cork v Limerick

    But it is Cork's Alan O'Connor who steps in to clear the pitch and offloads to the linesman.
  • Oct 28th 2006 - International Rules First Test: Australia v Ireland.

    A stray dog joins in with the Irish players in observing the National Anthem in Pearse Stadium in Galway.
  • Oct 28th 2006 - International Rules First Test: Australia v Ireland

    Kerry's Kieran Donaghy uses his boot with Tyrone's Sean Cavanagh and Galway's Joe Bergin watching on.
  • Feb 25th 2007 - NFL Division 1: Donegal v Dublin

    Neil Gallagher of Donegal keeps his focus while in possession despite the nearby distraction.
  • Feb 16th 2008 - NFL Division 2: Cavan v Monaghan

    The Monaghan goalkeeper faces off with an intruder to his goalmouth.
  • Feb 16th 2008 - NFL Division 2: Cavan v Monaghan

    It falls to Monaghan's Dick Clerkin to escort the dog from the pitch.
  • Feb 26th 2012 - Allianz HL Division 1A: Galway v Dublin

    Galway goalkeeper James Skehill finds his range of duties extended to taking this figure from the pitch.
  • May 22nd 2005 - Munster SHC semi-final: Cork v Waterford

    Cork's Kieran Murphy looks to transfer this offender to Waterford's Tom Feeney.

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