In early 2005, the Irish public chose its favourite from 20 memorable moments from the last 40 years, as selected by ten RTÉ sports personalities and featured on the Sunday Sport programme. The number one moment was revealed in a special broadcast on Saturday 7 May 2005, the eve of the beginning of the All-Ireland hurling and football championships.
The special programme included the views of the ten judges, Des Cahill, Jim Carney, Ger Canning, Brian Carthy, Michael Lyster, Jimmy Magee, Marty Morrissey, Tony O'Donoghue, Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh and Darragh Maloney. There were also discussions with former players as to their views regarding the best moments.
As the programme was made in 2005 it does not feature more recent GAA highlights, such as Kevin Cassidy's long-range winner against Kildare in stoppage time at the end of extra-time in the 2011 All-Ireland quarter-final, or Michael Murphy's thunderbolt of a piledriver into the back of the net in the third minute of the 2012 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final.
|1||Michael Donnellan's solo run||1998 All-Ireland Final||Galway||Kildare||Croke Park||27 September 1998|
|2||Maurice Fitzgerald's sideline point||2001 All-Ireland Quarter-Final||Kerry||Dublin||Semple Stadium||4 August 2001|
|3||Séamus Darby's last-minute goal||1982 All-Ireland Final||Offaly||Kerry||Croke Park||16 September 1982|
|4||John Fenton's goal||1987 Munster Semi-Final replay||Cork||Limerick||Semple Stadium||28 June 1987|
|5||Davy Fitzgerald's penalty goal||1995 Munster Final||Clare||Limerick||Semple Stadium||9 July 1995|
|6||Kevin Foley's goal||1991 Leinster first round, third replay||Meath||Dublin||Croke Park||6 July 1991|
|7||D. J. Carey's point||2002 All-Ireland Final||Kilkenny||Clare||Croke Park||8 September 2002|
|8||Joe Connolly's victory speech||1980 All-Ireland Final||Galway||Limerick||Croke Park||7 September 1980|
|9||Jack O'Shea's goal||1981 All-Ireland Final||Kerry||Offaly||Croke Park||20 September 1981|
|10||Offaly comeback||1994 All-Ireland Final||Offaly||Limerick||Croke Park||4 September 1994|
|11||Mattie McDonagh's goal||1966 All-Ireland Final||Galway||Meath||Croke Park||25 September 1966|
|12||Mikey Sheehy's lob goal||1978 All-Ireland Final||Kerry||Dublin||Croke Park||24 September 1978|
|13||Babs Keating's barefoot play||1971 All-Ireland Final||Tipperary||Kilkenny||Croke Park||5 September 1971|
|14||Peter Canavan's return||2003 All-Ireland Final||Tyrone||Armagh||Croke Park||28 September 2003|
|15||Jimmy Barry-Murphy's goal||1973 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final||Cork||Galway||Croke Park||23 September 1973|
|16||Eddie Keher's first goal||1972 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final||Kilkenny||Cork||Croke Park||3 September 1972|
|17||Paddy Cullen's penalty save||1974 All-Ireland Final||Dublin||Galway||Croke Park||22 September 1974|
|18||Barney Rock's "goal"||1986-87 National Football League quarter-final||Dublin||Cork||Croke Park||5 April 1987|
|19||Frank McGuigan's point-scoring||1984 Ulster Final||Tyrone||Armagh||St Tiernach's Park||15 July 1984|
|20||Offaly fans' sit-down protest||1998 All-Ireland Semi-Final, first replay||Offaly||Clare||Croke Park||22 August 1998|