From Clann na nGael to Ballygunner – the shire kings still desperately hunt for a Croker conquest

From Clann na nGael to Ballygunner – the shire kings still desperately hunt for a Croker conquest

Three decades have passed, and it still gnaws. “To win only once,” muses Emmet Durney, who quotes the Saw Doctors song, would have justified all the hours and sacrifice.

Instead, for all of their titles, Clann na nGael will forever be tagged as the team that lost four consecutive All-Ireland club football finals between 1987 and 1990. “It’s like Mayo now, I guess!” says Durney, a clan hero who played for Roscommon and led his county to a Connacht minor title last St Stephen’s Day.

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