Former Bristol Rovers striker’s 25-yard cracker for Shamrock Rovers goes viral due to commentator

Former Rovers striker Rory Gaffney has attracted some attention for his match winning goal for Shamrock Rovers over the weekend
Rory Gaffney has been a success back in Ireland with Shamrock Rovers. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)Rory Gaffney has been a success back in Ireland with Shamrock Rovers. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)
Rory Gaffney has been a success back in Ireland with Shamrock Rovers. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Bristol Rovers supporters will fondly remember the contribution that forward Rory Gaffney had with the club.

Initially joining on loan from Cambridge United back in 2015, the Irish man made an immediate impact and scored five goals in seven games of his spell which was later made into a permanent deal.

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Gaffney added a further three in 17 appearances, giving him eight in 24 in the end, which was enough to get the club promoted.

He stuck round for two seasons in the third tier and bagged 16 goals in 89 appearances and was known for being a hard working forward.

Nowadays he plies his trade back in Ireland and on the weekend he scored a cracker of a goal to help Shamrock Rovers beat Finn Harps.

Picking the ball up with his right foot before drilling it home with his left, Gaffney let fly from 25-yards beating the goalkeeper with a low driven effort.

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It was a result that put them 10 points clear of nearest Dundalk as they hope to reclaim their crown for another season.

Gaffney’s strike was one that should be applauded but instead his goal has gone viral for the commentary that accompanies it.

In a 20-second clip, the commentator’s words are as followed: “‘Gaffney has the shot. Gaffney from 25 yards, there didn’t seem to be any danger and suddenly we have a goal.”

Said in the same tone and with no excitement shown as Gaffney let fly, the clip has been widely shared on social media.

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At the time of writing, it has attracted more than a quarter of a million views with the current figure standing at 845,000.

Many of the responses either made sarcastic comments or made illusion to the fact the commentary was so calm at a crucial point in the match.

The 32-year-old now turns his attention to the Champions League this week as the Irish side hope to make the group stages.

Unlike in England, the League of Ireland has to go through the early qualifying stages and the first ask of Stephen Bradley’s side will be the Maltese champions Hibernians.

Should they win then they will face the winner of Bulgarian champions Ludogoets or Montenegran league winners Sutjeska.

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