Eir sport showed the 2013 final last night. God it was a strange game. We were rubbish for the first 15 minutes, and made all sorts of horrible decisions. Kilkenny was a long way off where he is now (understandable as he was only a kid then). If it wasn't for Brogan's sort of flukey goal we would have been in big trouble.
Yet throughout the mayhem of it all, Cluxton had the easiest kick out game of all time. He was able to find unmarked guys on the half way line, time after time. It was shocking how Mayo let it happen. I remember thinking at half time in the game that we simply could not lose, because we were going to get a score from 60% of our own kick outs.
But the real turning point was O Gara. He won every ball when he went on and they had to put Higgins back on him and took all the pace out of their own attack. But it was a strange, horrible type of game - just a great result.