PAUL ROUSE: How turf helped Offaly GAA to brightly burn for county’s golden generation

The success of Offaly footballers in 1982 was rooted in the bogs of the county.

You cannot understand how Offaly managed to beat Kerry in that most famous of All-Ireland football finals without stepping off the playing fields and walking in the bogs.

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