Posted by eir GAA

Late 50 slip costs Kerry.

Lawlor is all thumbs

Kerry and Wexford met for the third All-Ireland final in a row. Kerry’s Jack Lawlor had broken his thumb in a trial game and so played the All-Ireland final against Wexford with his thumb in a plaster of Paris. It proved crucial as when cornerback Jim Byrne sent in a late 50, Lawlor belatedly decided not to go for the ball with his injured hand and the ball ended up in the net as Wexford won 2-4 to 2-1.