Why I believe that Mayo's hour will finally come
Published 21/09/2013 | 05:00
My first attendance at Croke Park was on August 12, 1951, for the All Ireland semi-final between Mayo and Kerry. Mayo were the reigning champions and rightly regarded as one of the greatest teams of all time.
In contrast, Kerry were going through a fallow time. Some of their outstanding players were now entering the veteran stage and they were joined by some young and as yet untested players.
Mayo were hot favourites on the day. I went to the match as much to see these outstanding Mayo men as with any hope of a Kerry win.