You might recall an exchange in the comments the other day between myself and my old china ontheroad concerning events relating to the Connacht final of 1946. The incident where Jimmy Murray had raised the green flag himself after scoring a goal for Roscommon was mentioned, an episode that led to Mayo objecting to the goal and which resulted in the match – which Roscommon had won by 1-4 to 0-6 – being replayed. Fat lot of good it did us, as it transpired, as they beat us again in the replayed final – this time by 1-9 to 1-2 – which was held on the 11th of August in Roscommon.
ontheroad said that he’d seen an unusual photo where both teams posed together at half-time in that replayed final. I asked him if he had a copy of it and off he went in search of it.
Here it is – if you double-click on the thumbnail on the left you can see the full-size image. I’m also uploading a copy of the photo for posterity onto the 1946 page of the results archive. My thanks to ontheroad for making this image available so that it could be shared with a wider audience.