Mayo defender's brave blockdown compared to GAA's greatest

An amazing blockdown by a Mayo defender has garnered comparisons to some of the greatest in GAA history.

Mayo's Rachel Kearns threw herself at the feet of Galway’s Olivia Divilly in a full-stretch dive to stop a goal-bound shot.

It's no surprise to see that from the Mayo wing-back given her collection of blocks captured by photographers around the country.

In last Sunday's Connacht final...

In last year's All-Ireland final...

And as as a goalkeeper in this year's League final...

It's even been compared to two of the great All-Ireland final blocks.

Mick Lyons's brave 1987 effort...

And Conor Gormley's stunning 2003 recovery...

Not bad company to be in!

Related Articles

Tipp will need resolute defence to shock All-Ireland champions Cork

Gianluca Vialli on 'breath-taking' Gaelic football: 'The pitch looks like an airport to me!'

'One of the strong points of the GAA': Dublin star praises Asian Games ahead of 2018 edition

Confirmed: Davy Fitzgerald to continue as Wexford manager

More in this Section

Rugby star Danny Cipriani charged with assaulting police at nightclub

Johnny Sexton simply the best, says new Leinster coach Contepomi

Nigeria's Victor Moses announces retirement from international football at 27

Tipp will need resolute defence to shock All-Ireland champions Cork

Today's Stories

Life’s a beach for new Limerick generation

Why Limerick may have to lose one to win one

Michéal wins battle of the O’Sullivans at Durrus

No need for hunger games in the Gavin guide to ongoing success


New father’s life ‘changed forever’ after he was run over by surgeon

More From The Irish Examiner