The 5/1 outsiders for Sam Maguire must challenge the five-in-a-row-chasing champions with imagination and intensity, says Éamonn Fitzmaurice.
So Mayo poked the bear, and the bear reacted by consuming them whole. In eight blistering minutes after the interval, Dublin turned a two-point deficit into and an eight-point lead.
The number of black cards issued during this year’s All-Ireland senior football championship and national league reached 163, an increase of 12% on the 2014 figure.
Sunday’s All-Ireland final may remain in the balance until the closing moments. And if it does, Dublin have the perfect tag-team of closers.
A friend from another media outlet was at Murrayfield for the Ireland-Scotland game a couple of weeks ago, and was surprised to hear a prominent Irish player declare, in the wake of the dismal defeat, that the men in green were “in a good place”.
It’s difficult to know whether Justin McNulty and his Laois players actually wanted to win the game or were they more concerned with not getting a heavy drubbing, as many expected.
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