Saturday 22 July 2017

The Meath team brings resilience to new level

Meath team 1988
Meath team 1988

Meath played an astonishing 10 games in the 1991 All-Ireland championship. It all began quietly enough, on June 21, when 51,000 fetched up to Croke Park for a preliminary round game which had unusually paired two big guns.

Meath were the new kings of Leinster, having featured in three of the four previous All-Ireland finals, winning two. What followed was a four-game saga with Dublin that gripped the nation, with drama and controversy and all that's good about championship football. Meath brought a whole new meaning to 'never say die'. Even in the All-Ireland Final defeat to Down, they fought back from a poor start to go very close. A team to be admired - in any age.

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