'Why 1996 melee kicked off, I don't know... but it showed we were a tight-knit bunch'

'Why 1996 melee kicked off, I don't know... but it showed we were a tight-knit bunch'

Meath legend Martin O’Connell reflects on the scrap with Mayo in the 1996 All-Ireland final replay, in an extract from his newly-published autobiography.

IN 1996, MEATH and Mayo battled in an All-Ireland final and replay which became infamous in GAA history, and ended with more men suspended that any other game before it. Here, in his just published autobiography, Royal Blood, Meaths three-times All-Ireland wi… [+17226 chars]

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