Wednesday 16 October 2019

WATCH: Brexit takes a backseat live on Sky News as Leo Varadkar talks Dublin's drive-for-five

18/09/2016 Leo Varadkar TD during the All Ireland Senior Football Final between Dublin & Mayo in Croke Park, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
18/09/2016 Leo Varadkar TD during the All Ireland Senior Football Final between Dublin & Mayo in Croke Park, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
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Sky News viewers in the UK may have tuned into Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's press conference in Cork yesterday expecting the latest on Brexit negotiations.

Instead they got a glimpse into what's on the minds of the majority of Irish people this weekend - the All-Ireland Final replay between Dublin and Kerry.

While speaking at the Fine Gael Think-In, the Taoiseach was asked if Dublin's dominance was bad for GAA.

Laughing, Mr Varadkar said "no I don't".

"There were 16 long years when we didn't win let's not forget, so I'd love us to get the five-in-a-row and would love the ladies to win on Sunday as well," he said.

"That would be the five-in-a-row and the Dublin double. Maybe after we've made history we'll let a different county win," he added.

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