DUBLIN versus Kerry is one of the iconic fixtures in Gaelic football. It’s townies versus culchies, the green-and-gold versus the sky-and-navy blue, the waters and the wild versus mean streets and tower blocks.
MAYO for the All-Ireland? Some chance. Despite having lost a €50 bet at evens on Tipperary to beat Mayo last weekend, the fact is that, while the best team won last Sunday, my viewpoint hasn’t been clouded.
AS I sat on the Armagh team bus heading to an All-Ireland quarter-final match against Fermanagh in 2004, I noticed a subtle change of attitude and mood from games gone by, but just put it down to the pre-match giddiness that accompanies games of this magnitude and importance.