Watch In Full: Kerry Vs Offaly In The 1980 All-Ireland Football Semi-Final

Watch In Full: Kerry Vs Offaly In The 1980 All-Ireland Football Semi-Final

In the two years prior to Offaly halting Kerry's bid for five-in-a-row immortality, the sides met in the championship.

In the 1981 final, Kerry won handily by seven points.

The 1980 semi-final featured a remarkable eight goals. Offaly forward Matt Connor accounted for an incredible 2-9 of his side's 4-10 total on the day.

You can watch that game from 2:25pm on TG4 and also here on It can be viewed in full at any time below.

Kerry vs Offaly 1980 All-Ireland Football Championship semi-final


C Nelligan; G O'Keeffe, J O'Keeffe, M Spillane; P Ó'Sé, T Kennelly, O Moran; J O'Shea, S Walsh; G Power, T Doyle, P Spillane; M Sheehy, E Liston, J Egan



M Furlong; M Wright, S Lowry, E Mulligan; S Darby, ER Connor, L Currams; T Connor, G Carroll; A O'Halloran, K Kilmurray, P Fenning; M Connor, V Henry, J Mooney

The game was Paddy Fenning's final for Offaly. The two-time All-Ireland winner, who lined out at half-forward that day, died in May aged 69 after battling motor neurone disease.

Prior to his death, Paddy established a committee to raise funds for MND research and homelessness services in Offaly. A walk was due to take place today to raise money but had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. You can still donate to that fund through GoFundMe.

Picture credit: Sportsfile

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