The year was 1996 and Down were facing Cavan in the semi-final of Ulster Football Championship. Throughout the game there wasn't a hair's breadth between the sides, until suddenly Greg McCartan came galloping like a Gold Cup horse to drive the ball into the top corner of the net.
His goal earned Down a 1-13 to 0-13 victory but what has become most memorable was the celebration. McCartan wheels away into the two handed jubilation gesture, followed by the finger in the air, tranisitioning to the choo-choo leg pump before rounding it off with a Walt Whitman barbaric yawp. 10/10.
22 years later, people are still tweeting about it.
Throwback Thursday ?
Throwback to Greg McCartan’s winning goal v Cavan in the 1996 Ulster Football Championship ? The celebration wasn’t half bad either ?
Down face Cavan again this weekend, this time in Round 2 of the Qualifiers ?? It should be a cracker ? Brewster Park pic.twitter.com/ZmXkkEIp2H
— GPA (@gaelicplayers) June 21, 2018
Down and Cavan meet again in the championship this Saturday and McCartan is rumoured to be giving the Mournemen some celebration coaching as we speak.