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larryin89

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This day thirty years ago .
« on: August 13, 2019, 02:34:36 PM »
The day it all began for Mayo football, the rebirth I suppose . Beating Tyrone on the 13 August 1989 in the semi final was the first time since 1951 Mayo had won a semi final. Personally I have been on the journey every step of the way since,  like thousands of others , its been my life I suppose it's consumed me . It's been great mostly but obviously without the cup . We will analyse it to death why we never won one at least especially with the latest era which ended only recently but that's the hard fact , we never won one , I don't believe in any rubbish like the curse but I do believe there is more to it than simply not been good enough , we were plenty good enough in 96-99 and in 12-17 to at least win one. 

The team on that fine day . MAYO: G Irwin; J Browne, P Forde, D Flanagan (0-1); M Collins, TJ Kilgallon, J Finn; S Maher (0-1), L McHale (0-1); M Fitzmaurice (0-6, five frees), WJ Padden, N Durcan (0-1); K McStay (0-1), J Burke, A Finnerty. Subs: B Kilkelly (0-1) for Finnerty, G Maher (RIP)  for S Maher.

And the song was doc Carroll " right boys fight boys till the job is done we haven't won the final since the year of 51 , right boys fight boys steady as rock we'll win the sam maguire and fly it into knock " ( holy god I was a gassun in tavrane ns that year where did the years go )
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Re: This day thirty years ago .
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 08:35:48 PM »
Remember it well. Had never even seen a Mayo man on the TV til that day.
I wanna have my kicks before the whole shithouse goes up in flames.

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Re: This day thirty years ago .
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 08:38:58 PM »
Did the ballycastle bb even let you watch tv that day.

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Re: This day thirty years ago .
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 08:46:48 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqEHfz3LoiQ

She made me re-enact McKenna's fisted effort.
I wanna have my kicks before the whole shithouse goes up in flames.

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Re: This day thirty years ago .
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 09:12:38 PM »
All of Mayo's 1989 championship season on this documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUKX-QfNMHI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GxtnkdSOeE

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Re: This day thirty years ago .
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 11:49:47 PM »
Thanks for the links,
A bit of therapy after a bad week.
Some amount of bandages in the Connacht final replay in Roscommon.
Jimmy Burke, sweet Jesus, what a goal.

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Re: This day thirty years ago .
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 01:19:29 AM »
Should have been a free out for the assault on Gay.
Last time I cried after a match.
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Re: This day thirty years ago .
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 05:00:51 PM »
Enjoyed those links, great and bad memories of '89.
Looking back it really was a different world, football and otherwise.

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Re: This day thirty years ago .
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2019, 05:18:42 PM »
Lost 4 betting on the result of that game. Nearly broke me. Haven't bet on a match since.

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Re: This day thirty years ago .
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2019, 06:44:52 PM »
Remember it well. Had never even seen a Mayo man on the TV til that day.
Hahahaah