Cavan football followers feel their team should have won the All-Ireland in 1967 but their dreams were shattered by Cork in a controversial All-Ireland semi-final. In this exclusive extract from ‘Charlie: The Story of Charlie Gallagher, the GAA’s Lost Icon’, authordetails a game which still haunts the Breffni men.
No harm for Monaghan to remind Dublin that they have their number at these early junctures. No harm for the champions either to be told that in this season of all seasons there is going to be gristle. The physical soreness they feel today after this niggly clash will serve them well for what lies ahead.
Leading inter-county football managers run the risk of losing sideline privileges for several games should they continue the habit of keeping their actual starting teams for Allianz League fixtures under wraps until the 11th hour.