Just over forty years have passed since Mayo won All-Ireland honours at Under 21 level for the third time, when they beat Derry in a replayed final played at Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh.
It was the first ever All-Ireland final to be played north of the border, with the Mayo team featuring within its ranks a number of players who would go on to become household names for the county at Senior level in the years that followed.
In this podcast episode, Rob and John sit down with two members of that All-Ireland winning Mayo team, captain Eddie Gibbons from The Neale and John Finn of Mayo Gaels, to reminisce on the 1983 campaign.
They chat about memorable incidents in the matches the lads played in on the way to that historic replayed decider in Irvinestown and they discuss how the very competitive schools football scene at that time was instrumental in ensuring that Mayo were in a position to push for All-Ireland honours at U21 level.
They also consider the legacy of the 1983 U21 All-Ireland success and how it laid the foundations for Mayo’s return to prominence at Senior level later that decade and in the years since then.
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