Memory and bloodlines still proving a conundrum for Martin Carney

‘I would love to see Mayo win an All-Ireland,’ says proud Donegal native who served both counties with distinction

Mayo’s Martin Carney is blocked down by Dublin’s Barney Rock during the 1985 All-Ireland semi-final replay. Photograph: Inpho

Mayo’s Martin Carney is blocked down by Dublin’s Barney Rock during the 1985 All-Ireland semi-final replay. Photograph: Inpho

You’ll see him working in the shop behind the main stand in MacHale Park this evening, handing out the teas and coffees; a smiling man who looks familiar. It raises a few quid for the club and it’s good fun.

Older generations of Mayo and Donegal supporters will, of course, remember Martin Carney on the field as a thrilling emblem of their yesterdays.

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