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At last it’s game day. The day where we lock horns with Dublin for the fourth time in the past decade in the championship and for the third time in this period at the semi-final stage. We’ve a good record against them in recent years, especially in the penultimate round, and today offers us the chance to enhance that still further.
The only way we’re going to do this, though, is with the biggest performance we can muster. Obviously the lads out on the pitch have to play to their optimum for the full seventy minutes but everyone else – management, backroom team and those of us yelling them on – has to play their part too.
This team has given us many great days to savour in the past. In navigating us cleverly back into the serious end of the championship once more, Noel and Pat have shown that greater days could yet lie in store. Today’s the day to write the next chapter in the story, one that takes us forward to our third All-Ireland final in four years.
Getting the right result today won’t be easy but matches are never won at this time of year without giving it everything. Let’s give it everything, let’s go for it with all we’ve got.