Effin Eddie: The man who put Tipperary football on the map

Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final is arguably Tipp’s biggest football game for 85 years, but prior to their Munster final win over Cork one man had already brought national attention to the Premier County’s big ball exponents

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
4th December, 2020
Effin Eddie: The man who put Tipperary football on the map
‘Effin’ Eddie Moroney’s commentary of the 1992 Tipperary under-21 football championship final between Aherlow and Nenagh Éire Óg became a GAA cult classic in the following years

The conditions were dreadful, the football worse, but it remains a fixture in Irish history and a time capsule of an era gone. The 1992 Tipperary under-21 football championship final between Aherlow and Nenagh Éire Óg would be long forgotten were it not for one man in a red hat.

Effin Eddie Moroney’s commentary on the day became a cult sensation across GAA clubs and pubs during the middle of the 1990s. Known at...

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