The Drive for Five

We made it through the semis. Hopes are high. Blood pressure rises! We try to believe the media hype : Only the end of the world can impede Dublin’s drive for five!

Bested: Mayo goalkeeper Rob Hennelly is tackled by Con O'Callaghan of Dublin. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

While the Sky Blues’ destruction of Mayo raised expectations it did not dispel worries.

And now with still two sleeps to go, the worry and hope is tangible among all the blue supporters! The media abounds with songs and images and articles.

Flags and bunting have been hung from houses, bridges, buildings all over the city. Aviation celebrates manager Jim Gavin by lighting up the control tower in Dublin Airport in Blue.

Jerseys from years of past victories and past disappointments are coming out of storage. Positivity requires us to watch the successful finals of the past.

Tickets are like hens’ teeth and yet everyone continues to search with hope that some will appear on Sunday morning. Those who have been staunch in their support of the team through League and Championship are particularly anxious.

We indoctrinate a new generation, sharing our excitement and joy and hope for JUST ONE MORE!

This video is a particularly worth a look …. all the way from Thailand.

C’mon ye boys in blue!!!!!!

Author: Breda Fay

I'm retired since end August 2016 and loving the new life! More time now for family and friends and to explore craft, history, travel and certainly more of a chance for, me-time. To paraphrase Seuss: I've no tears that (teaching) is over; but many smiles that it happened!

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