Photo: Declan Drummond
It’s finally come – the biggest show in town is on this afternoon down the road from here at Croke Park and once again we’re set to be in the thick of it. It’s All-Ireland final day and there’s a final there for us to win.
The lead-in to today’s decider has taken an absolute age. But maybe that’s because, this time, all the build-up really didn’t matter from our point of view. This one is all about a game that throws in today at 3.30pm and and that’s where the focus has been for the last few weeks.
And what a game, what a challenge. Dublin come into it as champions, a truly great team with all the titles and all the medals to show for this. It’s self-evident that if we’re to beat them, the lads will have to put in the performance of their lives.
It’s not just down to the players either – those of us lucky enough to be in Croke Park later on today have to play our part too, supporting this great team to the maximum of our ability as they shoot for the stars. Knowing that we’re with them every step of the way will surely lighten their load, not by a huge amount but maybe by enough to make the difference.
As Andy said, finals are there to be won. Today’s the day to do this. Bring the colour, bring the noise. Give it everything. Sam is there to be claimed. Let’s go and do it.
Best of luck to Stephen, Cillian, all the players and backroom team today.