In 2003, Tyrone became the 19th county to win the All-Ireland SFC title.

They dethroned their neighbours Armagh, 0-12 to 0-09, to finally end their long, painful wait for Sam Maguire.

The talismanic, brilliant forward Peter Canavan climbed the Hogan Stand to get his hands on the coveted trophy, clearing his throat to deliver one of Gaelic games' most memorable speeches.  

"I'm not finished yet, it took me a long time to get here!" he gasped halfway through, before composing himself again.

"It's normal at this time to slate the media," he said. "I’m not going to be any different. They compared Tyrone to the British Army - once we crossed the border we had no power. I think we’ve a bit of power now."

This week in our series of 'Great GAA Speeches', Canavan joined Jacqui Hurley on RTÉ Radio 1's Sunday Sport to recall a day raw with emotion, pride and joy in Croke Park.

Listen to the full discussion here.

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