It was this day, 1995. It was the Leinster Football Championship final between the Dubs and Meath at Croke Park.
That day will mostly be remembered for Jason Sherlock’s contributions to Dublin’s 1-18 – 1-08 win over their Leinster rivals. However, one moment of hilarity will always be remembered from that day.
After a high, lofted ball was booted up to Sherlock, he was deemed to have been tugged back by defender Colm Coyle and the Dubs were awarded a free from close range.
Sherlock knew the importance of this free, as it would certainly be put over and subsequently put Dublin eight points up on Meath with just minutes left. His joy at the free decision probably got the better of him however, as he kissed the referee on the cheek as he walked away, to create one of the most unique moments in Leinster championship history.
Dublin eventually went on to score a further two points and claimed the Leinster title against one of their biggest 1990s rivals.
Hat tip to RTÉ Archives.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena