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WATCH: Tuohy kicks the winner for Geelong Cats in crucial game against Melbourne

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Zach Tuohy celebrates after his first Geelong game

Geelong Cats fans are praising the luck of the Irish after Portlaoise man Zach Tuohy kicked the match winner today.

The siren to signal the end of the game had just gone when Tuohy landed the winner to defeat Melbourne by a mere two points – 100 points to 98.

Geelong is the second-best defensive team in the competition, conceding just 72 points a game, but the Portlaoise native’s goal kick is the talk of the match after this round 18 game.

Tuohy’s winning matches

It has been an extremely successful year on a personal basis for Tuohy, as he celebrated playing a landmark 150 AFL matches in April.

Tuohy has been in Australia since 2009, and as well as holding the record for the most consecutive appearances of any current player in the league, he is also now the most capped Irish player to ever play the Australian game.

In a recent interview, Zach’s parents Noel and Marie spoke about the Portlaoise man’s incredible drive and passion to succeed.

The Cats are now seventh in the AFL leaderboard, winning two out of their five last matches.

They will need to keep winning in the second half of the season to keep their push for a playoff place on track.

Thanks to Colm Kavanagh for sending this video our way.