Replying To johnocarroll17: "The point has often been made though if Kerry had won in 1982 would they have gone on to do another three in a row. Some of their top players and Micko may have left after 1982 if they had won the five in a row ...."
Im not so sure. The pressure of 5 in a row would have been lifted and perhaps they would have gone on to add another couple but sure we'll never know it's all history now anyway and it wasn't to be. You only ever get one chance at these type of records and that was there's.
Replying To Byanthon: "From a Tyrone point of view the loss in 1995 was hard to take. Never got going and the rub of the green was not with us at the end when we could have had a reply.
Galway have lost a lot of All-Ireland hurling finals but do not understand how they lost to Cork in 1990 after such a dominant first half and man of the match display by Joe Cooney."
Letting in 4 goals in a hurry helps, with a fullback line that excluded Conor Hayes & Sylvie Linnane for the first time in years. Back in them days, a sweeper was still a surface cleaning gadget, and certainly it seemed to be beyond Cyril Farrell's scope to sit an extra defender in front of our fullback facing the prevailing 'gale' in the second half. Perhaps if Mickey Harte was on our sideline in '90, we'd have devised a more adequate defensive strategy after the HT break.