Eugene McGee reveals the words that inspired Offaly to stop Kerrys five in a row attempt

Mayo will be plotting the downfall of Dublin in the All Ireland Senior football final on Sunday and many people will be thinking about All Ireland finals from previous years. One of the most memorable All Ireland finals ever was Offaly and Kerry back in 1982 when Kerry were going for five in a row. Offaly were managed by Longford man Eugene McGee and he spoke to the Joe Finnegan Show about the famous occasion. He spoke about the motivations used for winning the game. He also revealed a  powerful speech Sean Lowry gave to the team before the game.

‘lads your playing for your selves, your family and your county and for people you’ll never see or meet. People from all over the world this weekend from places like America, Australia, New Zealand, they’ll all have their chest out on Monday-if you beat Kerry.You’ll never see them. These are the old people living down small country roads all over Ireland who are rooting for you today but you’ll never meet them and you’ll never realise the huge lift you’ll give all those people if you go out and beat Kerry today’. Eugene was in conversation with Joe Finnegan

 

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