Posted by Liam Daly

Liam Daly remembers Roy Malone and a tour de force from corner forward Vinny Claffey

What's rare is wonderful in the GAA and this was certainly a rarity. On August 16th 1997, Offaly beat All-Ireland champions Meath 3-17 to 1-15 in Croke Park to capture their first and only Leinster title in my lifetime. The game was lit up by a stunning double from Roy Malone and a tour de force from corner forward Vinny Claffey. Offaly football hasn’t offered much since but we’ll always have ‘97