Heffo's Army Defeat Royals 1974

There is much anticipation for the meeting of neighbouring counties and great rivals Dublin and Meath in the Leinster Football Final this Sunday.

Forty years ago the same two teams also met in the final as the Kevin Heffernan managed revival of Dublin football was underway. Dublin won the Delaney cup for the first time since 1965 when beating Meath by 1-14 to 1-9. Shown here are some highlights from the game with commentary by Seán Óg Ó Ceallacháin. 

Hopefully Sunday's game will be a better affair than that described by Aidan McCarthy reporting for the Irish Times on the 1974 final.

"Dublin's ineptitude in attack, the grossly sub-standard display by Meath, and the preponderance of fouls which had referee Paddy Cullen of Westmeath in constant action, all contributed to a less than auspicious game, a fact which could not be disguised by the rapturous acclaim of the success starved Dublin attendance, who gave their team a vociferous allegiance not merited by their performance."

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