The All Ireland final medal belonging to Meath legend Martin O’Connell which was stolen in a burglary at his parents home has been recovered.

It was found in Dublin earlier today and has been returned to the owner, according to Gardai.

Meath GAA star Martin O’Connell had launched an appeal for the return of his treasured 1987 medal that was taken from parent’s home in Staholmog near Carlanstown last Tuesday evening.

The three-time All-Ireland winner’s elderly parents, Marie and Paddy, were in the house at the time of the break in that occurred around 6.30pm. They were not aware of intruders.

A Golden Jubilee medal was also among the items stolen which is said to be of huge sentimental value.

“It was brilliant to get the medal back. I got a call yesterday evening to go down to the Garda Station in Kells and thank God it was recovered,” he told the Meath Chronicle today.

“It was found somewhere in Dublin, I dont’ really know the details, I’ll just leave it up to them. I’m just delighted to have it back.”