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Man of the Match in the 1980 All-Ireland SHC final

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Who was the "Man of the Match" in the 1980 All-Ireland Hurling final, between Galway & Limerick?

Gerry McInerney was MOTM in 1987 & Tony Keady (R.I.P.) was MOTM in 1988.

ah_free_out_ref (Galway) - 03/10/2017 19:35:32    2052801

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Galway no.13 Bernie Forde if I'm not mistaken.

streaker (Galway) - 03/10/2017 19:51:17    2052811

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Replying To ah_free_out_ref:  "Who was the "Man of the Match" in the 1980 All-Ireland Hurling final, between Galway & Limerick?

Gerry McInerney was MOTM in 1987 & Tony Keady (R.I.P.) was MOTM in 1988."
Surely Bernie Forde or Conneely he made a couple of big saves

Brianmac78 (Dublin) - 03/10/2017 19:54:18    2052813

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Don't think there was such a thing as a MOTM award in 1980. It was a Sunday Game invention --- and The Sunday Game did not exist in 1980 AFAIK. But if there was a MOTM Bernie Forde most probably would have got it.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - 03/10/2017 21:25:00    2052846

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As Joe McDonagh was starting into the Wests Awake Micheal O'Hehir was saying he had no doubt the Galway goalkeeper was man of the game but I don't know who actually won it. Look at the speech and song again for confirmation, it would do anyone good.

Soma (UK) - 03/10/2017 21:45:51    2052858

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "Don't think there was such a thing as a MOTM award in 1980. It was a Sunday Game invention --- and The Sunday Game did not exist in 1980 AFAIK. But if there was a MOTM Bernie Forde most probably would have got it."
Considering Eamon Cregan, then thirty five, scored 2.5, the goal from play a thing of true beauty, he should be considered.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - 03/10/2017 21:49:45    2052861

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "Don't think there was such a thing as a MOTM award in 1980. It was a Sunday Game invention --- and The Sunday Game did not exist in 1980 AFAIK. But if there was a MOTM Bernie Forde most probably would have got it."
The Sunday game was out in 1980 alright. It was first broadcast in 1979.

OLLIE (Louth) - 03/10/2017 22:00:18    2052866

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Replying To Soma:  "As Joe McDonagh was starting into the Wests Awake Micheal O'Hehir was saying he had no doubt the Galway goalkeeper was man of the game but I don't know who actually won it. Look at the speech and song again for confirmation, it would do anyone good."
I watched it all from the start again. There's no doubt Conneely had a blinder. From a Galway point of view it was a toss up between him and Forde for MOTM.

Hurling back then was such a different game to what it is today. The game itself was very frantic with lots of ground hurling. I had forgotten that the linesman placed the sliotar for lineballs and that the player taking a line ball didn't touch it. Wasn't at all a dirty game but there were a few tackles in it that would be straight reds today! But there was no play acting back then -- fellas just took the knock, got up and got on with it.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - 04/10/2017 00:06:25    2052885

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "I watched it all from the start again. There's no doubt Conneely had a blinder. From a Galway point of view it was a toss up between him and Forde for MOTM.

Hurling back then was such a different game to what it is today. The game itself was very frantic with lots of ground hurling. I had forgotten that the linesman placed the sliotar for lineballs and that the player taking a line ball didn't touch it. Wasn't at all a dirty game but there were a few tackles in it that would be straight reds today! But there was no play acting back then -- fellas just took the knock, got up and got on with it."
And remember big Mike had a nightmare against Offaly in the semi final which made his final performance all the more satisfying. Eamon Cregan also had a noteworthy performance.

kiloughter (Galway) - 09/10/2017 20:38:42    2054255

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Bernard Forde from Galway scored 1-5 that day

BartMcQueen (Cork) - 10/10/2017 14:18:30    2054412

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