Monday 20 October 2014

The Greatest Fans: Dubs and Mayo supporters get behind their teams ahead of Sunday

Published 18/09/2013 | 08:32

Michelle McGinty from Achill and her boyfriend Tommy Walsh from Bonniconlon, taken in Whangarei Falls, New Zealand.
Claire Mc Namara supporting the DUBS from Everest Base Camp
Aidan Beirne takes to the sky to wish Mayo well.

No matter where the Irish are in the world, we never forget where we came from...or who we support in the GAA All-Ireland final.

INDEPENDENT.IE users have been submitting their pictures in preparation for this weekend's All Ireland final, here are our picks of the best.

If ever there was a doubt that GAA fans are the greatest in the world, take a look at our gallery of Dublin and Mayo fans ahead of Sunday's All Ireland final.

In our call for expats around the world to send in their greatest fan photos, we've received entries from every corner of the globe - from Peru to Alaska, Thailand to London.

Darren Butler proudly posted this image of him in his Dublin jersey 'on top' of Alaska,  the 43-year-old Dub now living in Drogheda brings his trusted jersey with him everywhere, including on a cruise in Alaksawhile Jacinta McHugh, Miriam Conway and Marie Heneghan campaigned 'Mayo 4 Sam' in glow-in-the-dark bodypaint while they soaked up the atmosphere at a full moon party in Thailand.

Stephen Togher from Mayo got a group of hard hatted construction workers on a site in  Hong Kong to get behind Mayo.

Jason O'Neill proudly wears his Mayo jersey with pride as he visits Macchu Picchu in Peru, while several readers have also sent in their favourite photos at the home of GAA - Croke Park.

But it's not just people getting into spirit as Mayo prepare to clash with Dublin this Sunday for the historic All Ireland final - their pets are also getting in on the action, wearing the jerseys of the teams they 'support'.

Want to be featured on Independent.ie as one of the best fans in the world?

Simply tweet us your picture and caption @Independent_ie, or join the call on our Facebook page (search Independent.ie).

Otherwise, just send your pics to contact@independent.ie.

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