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All Ireland Final 1962


This is my favourite story from Ireland. Its a photo of the 1962 All Ireland Football final. My two uncles, Don and Des, played for Roscommon, bringing the team to the All Ireland Finals for the first time in the club's history. Don and Des got a case of the nerves and fluffed the game, losing to bleedin' Kerry.  Here is a photo of them lined up in Croke Park. Don is the bottom row, third from the right - the one looking all happy even though he may he may go a bit bald soon. Don is the spitting image of my Dad. I found this photo online last week and I've been thinking about it ever since. 

Thanks to the Irish Photo Archive for permission to reproduce the image. Fine art prints are available from