Guests of honour

Roscommon's All-Ireland U21 football champions of 1966 are guests of honour at the 2016 Connacht senior and minor finals in Pearse Stadium on Sunday.

The “Jubilee” team, led by captain Colm Shine, will be introduced to the crowd at a ceremony after the minor game and before the senior final.

Roscommon beat Kildare to become the first holders of the Clarke Cup, having enjoyed wins over Galway, Leitrim and Mayo to become Connacht Champions and then victory over Donegal and Kildare to take the All Ireland crown.

Of the playing squad Pat Reynolds, Dermot Earley, Marty Cummins and Jerome Dufficy are all deceased, but they will be represented by family members on the day.

The team on All Ireland Final Day was: Pat Reynolds (Elphin ), Pat Clarke (Boyle ), Pat Nicholson (Boyle ), Colm Shine (Capt/Clann na Gael ), Gerry Mannion (St Brigid's ), Paul Mockler (St Croan’s ), Tommy Heneghan (Castlerea ), Martin Joe Keane (Creggs ), John O’Connor (Roscommon Gaels ), Jimmy Finnegan (Castlerea ), Dermot Earley (Michael Glaveys ), Jim Cox ( St Barry’s ), Marty Cummins (Shannon Gaels ), Jim Keane (St Brigid's ), John Kelly (Elphin ). Substitute Mark O’Gara (St Croan’s ).


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