As part of the Morning Ireland sporting moment series, we've been looking back on some of the best moments in Irish sport. Today we turn to hurling and the 1956 All-Ireland hurling final when Wexford beat Cork.
The game ended in a 2-14 to 2-08 victory for the Model men but Cork legend Christy Ring, who had been chasing a record ninth senior All-Ireland medal, scored 1-05.
In tribute to his performance and stature in the game, Wexford trio Nick O'Donnell, Bobby Rackard and Art Foley carried Ring on their shoulders off the pitch.
Donal O'Grady, an All-Ireland winner as a player and manager with Cork, joined RTÉ Sport's Darren Frehill to look back on that day almost 64 years ago.
Coming up in the latest installment of his Favourite Sporting Moment series for @morningireland, @Darrenfrehill looks back on how Wexford's hurlers paid the ultimate tribute to Christy Ring. #GAA pic.twitter.com/N2wYScJFyU— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) April 7, 2020
Each week on RTÉ Radio 1's Morning Ireland, Darren will be delving into the archives to relive the nation's favourite sporting memories.
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