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Roy Curtis


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Moving the All-Ireland football final away from September is like moving St Patricj's Day from March 17. Photo: Sportsfile

Moving the All-Ireland football final away from September is like moving St Patricj's Day from March 17. Photo: Sportsfile

Moving the All-Ireland football final away from September is like moving St Patricj's Day from March 17. Photo: Sportsfile

September, the long days surrendering to autumn, darkness awakening from hibernation and greedily devouring the evening light, has long been rescued, elevated, and illuminated by an untouchable landmark.

The boys of summer at play in Croke Park, pulsing the ungovernable hysteria of All-Ireland final day to every corner of the land.


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