Saturday 18 November 2017

Eugene McGee: No end to Cavan's 60 years of misery

Eugene McGee

Eugene McGee

It's hard for people under a certain age to realise the power in Gaelic football that Cavan once was, but for a 20-year period -- 1933-1952 -- Cavan won as many All-Irelands as Kerry, five each.

Not alone that, but Cavan actually played in a staggering 12 All-Ireland finals, including three replays, in that same 20-year span and they also played in half a dozen semi-finals which they lost.

The legacy of those glorious years, amazingly, still lingers with Cavan people after 60 years of failure, which explains why over 12,000 of their fans descended on Croke Park for the All-Ireland U-21 final with Galway yesterday.

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