MONDAY MEMORY: The day in 1972 when Offaly and Cork played in Wembley

Damian Moran


Damian Moran


For today's Monday memory, we go back to 1972 and the British Movietone coverage of the encounter in Wembley between Offaly and Cork. 

Cork eventually won the game but if you ever wondered how much the game has changed in the last 45 years, watch closely. We can see what would be at least three black cards and a couple of potential reds in today's game but the referee in 1972 never bats and eyelid...... even when a Cork player is being carried off.... (literally carried off)

And please make sure you have the sound turned up because the very British commentary and the music in the background add much to the video.

And when you've finished watching this, here are a couple more MONDAY MEMORIES you might want to catch up on

Monday Memory - Offaly winning the 1981 All Ireland Hurling Final

MONDAY MEMORY: Matt Connor scores 2-9 in 1980 All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry

MONDAY MEMORY: Almost 10 years since Mundy lit up Oxegen with 'July'