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C'mon the boys in blue

AS Dublin prepare for their semi-final clash with the Rebel County tomorrow, some of the capital's best known faces will be donning blue for the occasion.

The Herald can reveal how some of Dublin's favourite celebrities will be celebrating match day tomorrow as the boys in blue battle it out in the All Ireland semi-final.

Top model and Clontarf native Nadia Forde (21) said that although she hasn't always been a true blue fan, she is determined to support them this weekend.

"I'm not a massive sports fan, to be honest. I did a job a few weeks ago with two of the Dublin players and people kept coming over to them to wish them luck, which I thought was really nice.

"I think it makes a big difference for them. I'm on babysitting duty this weekend for my friend's baby, Alex, so I won't be doing anything exciting -- but now I think I'll definitely have to watch it. It will probably be on in the background in the house so we'll either stick around here or go into a pub and watch it.

"I'm very proud of being a Dub so I really want to support them now," she said.

RTE star Derek Mooney admitted that in spite of his Dublin roots, he never took to the sport -- and will instead take the opportunity to "go for a nice walk" -- away from the crowds.

"My brother David, who died, was a huge fan. I'm not a big GAA fan myself to be honest. I will probably do nothing and just go out for a nice walk," he said.

But Clondalkin man and RTE presenter Brian Ormond will be making sure he finds a TV screen nearby.



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"I'll be golfing Sunday morning at Palmerstown House but I'll be back inside for the match afterwards.

"I'll be in my golf attire but I'll be wearing my blue jersey underneath," he joked.

"And then when we win, I'm going to text all the Cork people to rub it in.

"Hopefully we will win. We're constantly defying the odds so I'll keep my fingers crossed."

But Westlife singer Nicky Byrne (left) will be at Croke Park for the match.

The Malahide native is reportedly heading to the crucial match tomorrow to ensure he gets the best view possible to support his team -- and keep his fingers crossed with everyone else.

cmcbride@herald.ie


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