Posted by eir GAA

Down take Sam north of the border

Having only won their very first Ulster title the previous year, Down were not expected to upset mighty Kerry. But two quickfire goals from Dan McCartan and a Paddy Doherty penalty put them on the way to an emotional victory. The first time Sam Maguire had been won by a team north of the border, there were wild scenes of celebration with the crowd pulling up sods of Croke Park as souvenirs.