AIB has released the second episode of it’s Club Chronicles content series highlighting the dramatic AIB Leinster Club Championship Final of 1998 between Éire Óg and Kilmacud Crokes.
Former Kilmacud Crokes players Johnny Magee, Mick O’Keeffe who now heads up Teneo and Ray Cosgrove who recently became an Account Manager at Aviva reflect on the emotion they felt following the loss of that final game, while Joe Murphy, Willie Quinlan and John Kearns of Éire Óg look back on the conditions, bruises and injuries they suffered across the three games.
Joe Murphy, former player and current Éire Óg manager described the atmosphere on the day, saying: “The game itself was very physical, it was a proper championship match, and real honest club football with a lot on the line. It meant a lot to players on the field and supporters on the ground.”
AIB has teamed up with The Sports Chronicles to honour some of the most iconic moments from the #TheToughest club championship.
Released across AIB’s social channels, the six-part series brings to life the highs and lows of legendary games through the unique perspective of those involved on the day.
Each episode covers the stories of two rival teams who went head-to-head in a match that left them with memories of one of the best wins or toughest losses of their careers.
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