Recalling Tom Langan's Goal for Mayo in 1951

This Sunday Mayo are seeking their first All Ireland Senior Football title since winning back to back championships in 1950 and 1951. In 1986 members of that team spoke to Mick Dunne for 'Sport Around Seven'.

Here Eamon Mongey and Seán Flanagan remember Tom Langan's goal against Meath in the 1951 All Ireland Final as the greatest goal of that era.

What people did not realise is that the move had been rehearsed the night before using a rolled up towel in a bedroom in Barry's Hotel!

Sport Around Seven broadcast 19 September 1986

The accompanying photograph shows Seán Flanagan captain of the Mayo football team that won the All Ireland Finals of 1950 and 1951. Seán Flanagan was also a Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo South from 1951-69. This photograph was taken in 1967. The photographer was Phil Dowling. © RTÉ Archives 2461/088

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