Was on the hill with my young lad, in corner beside cusack.my god we were surrounded by mayo people. Thank god a few other dubs found us and we had out own pocket of resistance there. The banter was generally very good natured. The slagging dean rock got was unreal. The were shouting at deano and having a go early on… they weren’t slagging at the end.
In the final whistle I couldn’t believe how many had collapsed on the ground and we’re in years old as well as young. My god did they believe.
I got talking to a mayo lad who was a teacher and previously thought up in dublin. Had a great knowledge of the game and respect for dublin football. In the second half when we were 2 down I whispered to my young lad whatever happens if mayo win were going to shake their hand and wish them well. In the end in was the other way around.
For every loud mouth and fool that was screaming for mayo we have our own but at the end of it all of segregation came in it would ruin the uniqueness of a few match.
In a side note with minor gone will u17 final replace it on all ireland days. With the move to August it would be an opportunity to boost the allocation to just the participating counties.