Watch: Cork City's Kieran Sadlier scores remarkable long-range strike from inside his own box

Mon, May 28 2018

Sadlier has form for efforts from range, dating back to last season's defeat in Inchicore. Credit: Michael P Ryan

Time and again since arriving in the League of Ireland two-and-a-half years ago, Kieran Sadlier has come up with spectacular strikes to enhance his ever-growing reputation.

The London-born former Ireland under-21 international made his name with Sligo Rovers and impressed enough to convince Cork City to part with a fee for his services last summer.

He showed why with a wonderful long-range strike in City’s President’s Cup win over Dundalk in this season’s curtain-raiser, and he’s done it before against St Patrick’s Athletic.

Friday night saw Sadlier take the concept of a long-range strike to new extremes, however, having notched his fifth penalty of the season earlier on in the game.

With Cork leading 2-1 in the final minute of injury time, Pats keeper Tyson Farago went for broke and toddled up the pitch to compete for a corner.

After Shane Griffin brilliantly headed a dangerous cross off the line, it sat up for Sadlier to hook clear from just inside his own box. And it kept rolling clear... until it rolled into the net.

With the average football pitch in the range of 110-120 yards in length, that means Sadlier’s long-range effort clocks in around about the 100 yard mark!

Watch the video below via Soccer Republic.