Eugene McGee: The weight of history can drive Dubs on
There is a peculiar relationship that exists between many inter-county teams that has created a sort of superiority complex between some of them. This means that, whenever certain counties meet in the championship, one of them really believes that they almost have the right to beat the other.
A very good example of this occurred in the recent Connacht football final. Sligo were hot favourites to beat Roscommon and the form of the two teams this year backed that up, with Sligo moving up to Division 2 and Roscommon dropping down to Division 4, as well as Sligo beating both Mayo and Galway en route to the final while Roscommon beat London and Leitrim, a much easier draw.
But inter-county football is not a rational activity. The people of Roscommon always believe that they will beat Sligo in the championship, regardless of current form. And on this occasion they did, in some style.