WATCH: Jubilee 1995 All Ireland SHC Final
By Cian O'Connell
Throughout a deeply uncertain year Anthony Daly's splendid Irish Examiner hurling podcast supplied humour and hope.
In a recent episode discussing the 1995 All Ireland SHC Final, Daly remarked that once Clare conquered Munster they hit Croke Park with freedom.
On a baking hot August afternoon Galway were defeated in the penultimate round.
Then came a decider with holders Offaly, and Ger Loughnane had the Banner pumped once more.
It was a tight and tense game, but once Eamonn Taffe pinched a goal Clare were on the road to victory.
Released from Munster, Clare had the grit and guile to deliver at GAA headquarters. The Banner roared.
CLARE 1-13 OFFALY 2-8
Scorers for Clare: Fergie Tuohy 0-4, Eamonn Taaffe 1-0, Seanie McMahon 0-3, Jamesie O'Connor 0-2, Fergal Hegarty 0-1, Ger O'Loughlin 0-1, Ollie Baker 0-1, Anthony Daly 0-1.
Scorers for Offaly: Johnny Dooley 0-5, Johnny Pilkington 1-0, Michael Duignan 1-0, John Troy 0-1, Daithi Regan 0-1, Billy Dooley 0-1.
CLARE: Davy Fitzgerald; Michael O'Halloran, Brian Lohan, Frank Lohan; Liam Doyle, Seanie McMahon, Anthony Daly; Ollie Baker, Jamesie O'Connor; Fergie Tuphy, PJ O'Connell, Fergal Hegarty; Stephen McNamara, Conor Clancy, Ger O'Loughlin.
Subs: Eamonn Taaffe for McNamara, Cyril Lyons for Clancy, Alan Neville for Taaffe.
OFFALY: David Hughes; Shane McGuckin, Kevin Kinahan, Martin Hanamy; Brian Whelehan, Hubert Rigney, Kevin Martin; Johnny Pilkington, Daithi Regan; Johnny Dooley, John Troy, Michael Duignan; Billy Dooley, Pat O'Connor, Joe Dooley.
Subs: Declan Pilkington for O'Connor, Brendan Kelly for Joe Dooley.