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Charlie Redmond: How my All-Ireland final red card changed the course of GAA history

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Charlie Redmond was sent off in the 1995 All-Ireland final - but it took him a few minutes to realise. Picture credit; David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Charlie Redmond was sent off in the 1995 All-Ireland final - but it took him a few minutes to realise. Picture credit; David Maher / SPORTSFILE

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Charlie Redmond was sent off in the 1995 All-Ireland final - but it took him a few minutes to realise. Picture credit; David Maher / SPORTSFILE

FEW enough people get a chance to say they changed the course of the GAA

But that’s just what I did in 1995 as the Dublin football team of the 1990s finally fell over the All-Ireland winning line.

Because of me, yellow cards and red ones, and there’s now black ones too, came into our world – as a result, of course, of my sending off in the 1995 final.