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Watch: Cliftonville's Conor McDermott scores wondergoal from his own half against Warrenpoint

Conor McDermott celebrates his wondergoal against Warrenpoint.
Conor McDermott celebrates his wondergoal against Warrenpoint.

Whoever said the Irish League has no quality will struggle to explain Cliftonville's second goal against Warrenpoint Town.

For the second time this season, a Danske Bank Premiership strike was scored from over the halfway line as the Reds' Conor McDermott struck a sweet drive that flew over the head of Berat Turker and into the net to put his side's 2-0 up.

Have a look at the on-loan Derry City full-back's goal:

The Reds' third goal was another important one as, according to the Irish League's favourite statto Marshall Gillespie (@NIStats), Ryan Curran's penalty was the club's 6,000th top flight goal.

McDermott's wondergoal, however, unquestionably stole the headlines. It follows Jonny Addis' similar strike for Ballymena against Larne in August.

Here it is:

It seems it was a day for special goals, as Michael O'Neill found out in his first match as Stoke City manager...

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