Tyrone All-Ireland Senior Football Finalists 1995
In the All-Ireland Final against Dublin, Tyrone took an early lead, just as they had in 1986, but the Dubs fought back, and ended up winning the match by a single point, 1–10 to 0–12. Peter Canavan had scored eleven points that day, but still ended up on the losing side.
Tyrone fans remember the final with bitter taste, due to a few controversial decisions by referee, Paddy Russell. Russell sent Charlie Redmond off, but the player didn’t leave the pitch for several minutes, meaning they were fielding an illegible player, before he was instructed for a second time to leave the field.
Also, with seconds remaining, and Tyrone down by a point, Russell (who was blindsided) adjudged Canavan to have touched the ball in the ground, when he was passing it to team-mate, Sean Mclaughlin. McLaughlin put the ball over the bar, but the point was not counted. Despite reaching the All-Ireland Final, only two Tyrone players won All-Stars in 1995, Peter Canavan and Fay Devlin.
Back: Paul Devlin, Jody Gormley, Damian Loughran, Seamus McCallan, Sean McLaughlin, Finbar McConnell, Gerard Cavlan, Matt McGleenan, Stephen Conway, Brendan Mallon, Danny Barr, Paul Donnelly, Ciaran McBride. Middle: Adrian Cush, Pascal Canavan, Ronan McGarrity, Stephen Lawn, Chris Lawn, Ciaran Corr (Captain), Fay Devlin, Fergal Logan, Ciaran Loughran, Joseph Cassidy, Peter Canavan, Damian Gormley. Front: Brian Gormley, Adrian Nugent, Paddy Tally.
Size: 450mm x 320mm (17 3/4” x 12 1/2”)