Posted by eir GAA
Saturday 12 September 1942
Future GAA President Donie Keenan became the first player to score a penalty in a provincial final as his Roscommon side lost to Galway, 2-6 to 3-2. The penalty kick was not introduced to football until 1940 and Meath were the first side to miss one in that year’s Leinster final against Laois.
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