Dubs' resilience breaks Mayo hearts in classic
It was a gala day for Irish sporting people the world over. Both Dublin and Mayo, roared on by 83,000 fanatical supporters, served up a great game worthy of a great Croke Park occasion.
In truth, neither side deserved to lose and at close of play there was merely a kick between both teams. For Dublin it was an epic three-in-a-row, their first in nearly a century. We know they will celebrate as only true Dublin supporters can.
For Mayo, another year of heartbreak. But it was a campaign for which they are well entitled to hold their heads very high, though it remains as far away as ever from 1951 and the last time Sam Maguire went home to Mayo.