With last Sunday's breathtaking All-Ireland hurling final still fresh in the memory, there is hardly time to draw breath. Because of the attacking style of the two teams, this year's football final between Dublin and Mayo is full of promise. Sunday Independent Photographic Editor David Conachy canvassed the views on this eagerly awaited game of the paper's Sports Editor John Greene.
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