Members of a Roscommon U 21 team on a victory tour of Roscommon on a lorry in Boyle in muted celebration and reflective mood.
Left to right: John Kelly/Ray Sheerin/ Gerry Mannion/ Pat Clarke/ Colm Shine team captain holding the Clarke Cup aloft. The Cup had, ironically, been presented by Kildare County Board/ Jim Keane/ Padraig Reynolds. Front right the owner of the coal lorry, which did some clothes damage, Johnny Keaveney.
• In a preview of the final with the hot favourites Kildare, GAA columnist John D. Hickey opined that ” If Roscommon beat Kildare it would be the eighth wonder of the world”.