1980 All-Ireland Hurling Final: Galway v Limerick


Fifty seven years and waiting. Under the management of Cyril Farrell Galway reach a third All-Ireland final in six years hoping to take Liam MacCarthy across the Shannon for the first time since the 1920s. Limerick’s wait has been considerably shorter and Eamonn Cregan, star of the 1973 success at centre back, is still playing this time as a prolific forward. This is an historic, free scoring final followed by one of the most famous acceptance speeches of all time.

This is the original match in full as broadcast on TV – however it does not include the famous speech (copyright reasons). The speech is available on The Sound of Sunday as an extra in Micheál’s 20 Top GAA Moments. Galway 2-15 : Limerick 3-09

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