'Here I am, seven years later, heading for the boat with 50 quid in my pocket'

Seamus Darby’s life after his famous goal in 1982 is the subject of a new Documentary on One on RTÉ Radio 1.

HE’S THE MAN who scored arguably the most famous goal in GAA history.

In the 1982 All-Ireland senior football final, Offaly’s Seamus Darby struck with the killer blow that crushed Kerry’s hopes of five-in-a-row.

What happened on that fateful day changed Darby’s life forever, and sometimes not for the better.

“I remember walking off the field in ’82,” Darby said in 1989.

“I don’t know who the man was, put his arm around me and he said ‘Seamus, you’ll never see a poor day.

“Here I am, seven years later, heading for the boat with 50 quid in my pocket that I was after getting off someone.”

That famous goal, and the impact on Darby’s life, are discussed in a new RTÉ Radio One documentary.

You can listen to the documentary here from 10am on Friday morning, and here’s a reminder of the famous goal that changed the course of GAA history, and Seamus Darby’s life:

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‘Seamus Darby and the goal that made champions’ is produced and narrated by Marc McMenamin.

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