What’s another year for Roscommon after waiting 43 for Croke Park win?

From Eurovision to Croker dreaming: can Davy Burke’s men end their championship famine at headquarters?

Roscommon's Dermot Earley celebrates with his son David after victory over Armagh in the 1980 All-Ireland Football semi-final. It is the county's last championship win in Croke Park. Photo: Sportsfile

Frank Roche

The sun was shining on a glorious afternoon when Roscommon stormed from five points down at half-time to win a classic All-Ireland semi-final. The final scoreline speaks volumes for the scorefest contest it had been: Roscommon 2-20 Armagh 3-11.