Brilliant result for the Dubs – and another epic day to come
ALL hail the conquering Dublin footballers who have once again captured the Sam Maguire Cup, running out deserving winners over gallant Mayo at Croke Park. It was a very special day for Irish sport: a beautiful, warm autumn day, a dry sod and a dry ball with only a gentle breeze, a full house of fanatical fans in Europe's finest stadium.
Above all, we had the bravest, fittest and fastest Gaelic footballers in the land. Tension and nerves deprived us of a classic but it was a close and hard-fought game with some brilliant scores by both sides.
In the end, the non-stop attacking style of the Dubliners carried the day. Last night, the strains of 'Molly Malone' rang out across the capital, reminding us that the Dubs know how to enjoy themselves.