Up the Dubs!
Comhghairdeas! Baile Átha Cliath (Dublin) who, as I momentarily write, went on to claim their first All-Ireland title since 1995.
“comfortable with Dublin’s position” going into the game”
Hanahoe also stated:
“Both teams will endeavour to use what is advantageous to them to the ultimate. They both have advantages for different reasons. The game doesn’t necessarily go according to plan.
“Even when you are the best team you need a bit of luck on the day and particularly in finals. Both teams have their worries too and their confidences”
Commiserations to Ciarraí (Kerry) – who are ordinarily the best team, there was after-all only one point between them and Dublin on the day. The pressure, though, was surely on Dublin, seeing, that they were the underdogs against the great giants.
The photo of the two legendary Gaelic footballers, Mick O’Dwyer, past Kerry Manager and Tony Hanahoe, past Dublin Captain/Manager is classic.*
An aside: *Tony Hanahoe has also done gargantuan work – in a professional capacity – for survivors of industrial schools. I know him very well.