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Mayo must find a forward of Brogan's class to end famine

Published 23/09/2013 | 05:00

Dublin's two-goal hero Bernard Brogan raises the Sam Maguire on the steps of the Hogan Stand
Dublin's two-goal hero Bernard Brogan raises the Sam Maguire on the steps of the Hogan Stand

Practically everybody in the GAA – other than Dublin of course – would have loved to see Mayo win the All-Ireland after failing to win their previous seven finals.

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But while emotion plays a huge role in all sports and often inspires participants to incredible feats of performance, the only defining measurement of which team deserves to win a final is ability on that day.

Therefore sentiment must take a back seat today as we acknowledge that Dublin deserved to beat Mayo in Croke Park yesterday.

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