All-Ireland final fever goes global
THE fever surrounding All-Ireland Sunday has extended to all parts of the globe, as these passion-filled pictures sent to our website prove.
It doesn't take much to get a loyal fan to bare their true colours, with football fanatics sporting their team's stripes from Peru to Hong Kong.
Darren Butler (43), originally from Hill Street near Croke Park, took his well-worn Dublin jersey to pose at the Mendenhall Glacier in the wintry wilds of Juneau, Alaska, only last week.
Not one to be bested, Mayo supporter Jason O'Neill took his red and green jersey to climb on the trek to the famous ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru.
In Hong Kong, Mayo man Stephen Togher ensured fellow construction workers were all firmly behind Mayo. Stephen will be flying home for Sunday's match after their friend Marie Claire Mulligan – a sister of Tyrone legend Owen Mulligan – gave them a ticket won in a club draw.
Even on holiday in Thailand, Mayo girls Jacinta McHugh, Miriam Conway and Marie Heneghan were sporting neon 'Mayo4Sam' etchings on their arms as they got in the festive mood at a full moon party in Koh Phangan.
Log on to Independent.ie to see dozens of snapshots from loyal fans. Those eager to display their support can send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org