Brady wants perfect 10 to cement 'legacy of greatness'
History will be made today in Abbeylara, Co Longford today no matter what the result of the GAA All-Ireland 40x20 Senior Singles final.
World No 1 Paul Brady from Cavan is gunning for a ninth successive title, and a 10th overall, while standing in his way is 26-year-old Mullingar man Robbie McCarthy, who is aiming to halt the world champion's run in what Brady says will be his last singles campaign.
"I want to leave a legacy of greatness that will be very hard for anyone coming behind to surpass and I'm confident that, if I play my best, no-one can beat me," said a bullish Brady.
"I don't care how the cup is won as long as I win it. All the times we've played in the past are irrelevant now, it's just all about this match, that's all I'm focusing on.
"I've prepared the best I can. It's just a matter of going out and performing to the best of my ability and, hopefully, I can get a result.
"I've played him a lot over the years. Last year (Brady beat McCarthy 21-6 21-1 in the final) was a bit of a freak result. He'll have learned from that and I'm expecting a tough game.
"A goal I set myself a long time ago was to try to win 10 All-Irelands and here I am with the opportunity. Each one means as much as the first one. I want to get that 10th title and I want it now, I don't want to wait."
Action begins at 4.30 with the meeting of Wexford's Galen Riordan and Clare's Colin Crehan in the Minor Singles final.