Staunton on famous save and an epic win over Dubs

The Roscommon football revival was gathering momentum under the guidance of manager Marty McDermott. The team were unbeaten in the National League Division 2 and as 1990 began there was more good news. On a stormy day in Kiltoom Roscommon hammered a highly-rated Meath team by 1-19 to 0-6 and the team secured their place in division 1 with a hard-fought 0-13 to 1-7 win over Louth in Ardee. The team finished their campaign with a 0-13 to 1-10 draw with Tyrone at Dr. Hyde Park. Roscommon had been drawn to meet Dublin in the quarter-final of the league in Portlaoise. The match was part of a double-header as Cork played Kildare in the curtain-raiser. The game between Roscommon and Dublin was certainly the best game of league football that I have ever had the pleasure to see. It took two periods of extra-time to separate the teams. It’s a game that will also be remembered for two things