33 years ago, Kerry met Meath in Croke Park, with the greatest team of all running out of road and the Royals on the rise. An email conversation with Liam Hayes stirred some memories on Gaelic football and sportswriting, now and then
At the end of Kerry’s ‘Golden Years’ era in 1986, the next four All-Ireland football championships were shared by Meath and Cork — the significance being that the Royals had been as good as wiped out in Leinster over the preceding 15 years, while the Rebels managed to escape the clutches of Kerry just once in 12 Munster final meetings.
NEW Galway football manager Tomás O Flatharta hopes to have his backroom team in place in the coming weeks. The Kerryman, who has taken over from Joe Kernan for the next three years said he was really looking forward to the job and would have no problem combining it with his daytime profession as a business manager with AIB in Dublin.