He also played in the All-Ireland final of '78. Went back to Manchester with stitches in a head wound and two bolloxed hamstrings.
Here’s a nice one, blowing the dust off the archives this https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Kirwan
Love this bit
“Kirwan initially played Gaelic football for Dublin and won an All-Ireland medal with Dublin in 1894 when they defeated Cork by 1–2 to 0–5 after a replay. Although both the final and the replay finished level, Dublin were awarded the cup”
Cork refused to play extra time because they’d miss the 5.30pm steam locomotive …
The first game was a draw, 0-6 to 1-1 (at the time, a goal equalled five points) and so a replay was played. With ten minutes remaining, and Cork leading by 1-2 to 0-5 (seven points to five), several Dublin players were attacked by Cork supporters. Dublin refused to play on and the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) Central Council awarded them the championship.[1
Would never happen now. Our players would outnumber Cork supporters 3 to 1.
that was at juvenile level or was it with juveniles.
Nearly sure he played in league final vs mayo that year
DId stapleton play for dub minors?
kenny cunningham did
Mr White, a young kid who created the greatest Dub GAA site of all time!!! Just a nipper when it happened!
jaysus he was terrible at gah