Today’s the last day of March and so that means that it’s exactly a year since that memorable Sunday at Croke Park when we beat Kerry in the National League final. It was our 12th ever NFL crown and our first national title success since 2001.
More than that, it was a national final day at HQ that, finally, we all got to enjoy to the full. The celebrations we had after the final whistle sounded caught most of us unawares but they were all the more fun for it.
Marooned as we now are, twelve months on, in an utterly surreal world where, quite literally, live sport has no place, memories of that emotion-charged afternoon at Croke Park are, if anything, even sweeter. It certainly is a day that’s worth looking back on again now.
So, here you go.
My audio report, recorded at Croke Park soon after the final whistle blew, is below.
My match report for the blog, written after I got back home, with some bloody good red wine starting to course through my veins as I typed, is here.
Our match-day episode of the Mayo News football podcast, the most listened to episode we’ve done to date, is below.
If you want to relive to the full the thrills and spills of the match itself then there’s nothing for it but to watch the whole glorious thing again.
Here it is. Up Mayo.