Up the Dubs 

When I read the tribute to Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh in the match programme on Sat 29th, I little realised that its words would also be a fitting tribute to the great SIX-IN-A-ROW Dublin team as they exited the Championship.

“In his translation of Tomás Ó Criomhtháin’s An tOileánach describing life on the Great Blasket as the 19th Century drew to a close, Robin Flower interpreted the author’s last sentence thus: I have done my best to set down the character of the people about me so that some record of (them) might live after, for the like of (them) will never be seen again”. (GAA Match Programme Meitheamh 29 2024 ps 28-29)


Today’s Dublin Gaelic Fans Facebook page echoed the same sentiment: Great teams like Limerick, Kilkenny, and Kerry achieve 4 in a row All Ireland  titles, but it takes a very special group of players to win 6. I can’t see this record being equalled, not in my lifetime anyway.

Up the Dubs

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Ní bheidh ár leithídí arís ann!

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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