Great Offaly Sporting Moments 7 - Our first senior football All-Ireland title in 1971

Justin Kelly

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Over the course of the week, we will be putting up a number of moments which we consider to be contenders to be crowned 'Offaly's Greatest Sporting Moment.'

They will cover a wide variety of memorable occasions from across the years. 

Then on Thursday, we will throw it over to you to vote on which of the moments is truly the greatest. 

And if you have one you would like us to consider for inclusion, e-mail us to damian@offalyexpress.ie. 

This time we go all the way back to 1971 and Offaly's first ever football All-Ireland victory. Willie Bryan was captain and Murt Connor bagged the crucial goal as the Faithful overcame Galway. The final score was 1-14 to 2-8 and surely one of Offaly's proudest moments was bringing the Sam Maguire home for the very first time.

See some of the other sporting moments below:

WATCH: Great Offaly Sporting Moments 1 - That Seamus Darby goal against Kerry

WATCH: Great Offaly Sporting Moments 2 - Pat Smullen storms to Epsom Derby victory

WATCH: Great Offaly Sporting Moments 3 - When Offaly fans took matters into their own hands in 1998

WATCH: Great Offaly Sporting Moments 4 - Shane Lowry rises to the top at the Irish Open

WATCH: Great Offaly Sporting Moments 5 - That time Johnny Flaherty goaled against Galway to win the 1981 All Ireland

WATCH: Great Offaly Sporting Moments 6 - That famous comeback win in the 1994 All-Ireland final