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Dublin v Mayo. Who will win the 2017 All Ireland football final?

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I have not been on hoganstabd much the past week. I have to say I have never felt as dejected the past week and you can feel in the county right now...people are hurting. The players pain must be on another level though.

People say you must get used to it but it gets harder with every defeat. Now I am not looking for sympathy or pity....just summing up the feeling in Mayo right now. 1-16 would have won most finals but then again you just got to tip your hat to this great Dublin team. They never know when they are beaten and that is a true mark of champions.

Mayo will be back...I'm more determined than ever to support them in 2018....I think as the weeks pass the players will again rise to the challenge. It's not about how hard to get hit but that you keep moving forward.

Again congrats to Wayne, Liam, jackeen and all the genuine Dublin fans here. I met some great Dublin fans last weekend.

Best of luck to the Mayo ladies today. Il be roaring them on.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9156 - 24/09/2017 12:46:58    2049857

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Fair play yew_tree

C'mon the Jackeens :D

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 6817 - 24/09/2017 14:28:50    2049882

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Replying To yew_tree:  "I have not been on hoganstabd much the past week. I have to say I have never felt as dejected the past week and you can feel in the county right now...people are hurting. The players pain must be on another level though.

People say you must get used to it but it gets harder with every defeat. Now I am not looking for sympathy or pity....just summing up the feeling in Mayo right now. 1-16 would have won most finals but then again you just got to tip your hat to this great Dublin team. They never know when they are beaten and that is a true mark of champions.

Mayo will be back...I'm more determined than ever to support them in 2018....I think as the weeks pass the players will again rise to the challenge. It's not about how hard to get hit but that you keep moving forward.

Again congrats to Wayne, Liam, jackeen and all the genuine Dublin fans here. I met some great Dublin fans last weekend.

Best of luck to the Mayo ladies today. Il be roaring them on."
appreciate the kind words yew but then it doesn't shock me from the mayo support here who in general are a classy bunch of guys and girls.

look it, at the end of the day, it's a privilege to support our county irrespective of success, win lose or draw, once the final whistle goes and your season ends you have your few days of jubilation or depression, and then you realise that the days pass, the evenings get darker quicker, your back in work and the summer is just a memory and the more important things in life take over and football gets put on the back burner for a bit. the main thing is that bills get paid, food gets put in the bellies, those closest to you are fit and healthy. In the red hot heat of battle last Sunday and throughout the league and championship it can be very easy to forget that, but that's what football does, that's what supporting your county religiously all over this beautiful country every year does for you, it takes you away from the outside pressures for a while and into another world where for 70 minutes you can just forget about it as you and thousands others can come in unison to pull towards the one target and when you win there is no better feeling and when you lose you think it's the end of the world but both feelings are wrong, when you find out a loved one is ill or you can't afford a bill, that's pressure, that's hurt. And when you find out yourself or a loved one has beaten an awful illness, that's elation. That's pride.

at the end of the day, come January, dublin, mayo, meath, kerry, and every other county fan in Ireland will be out again to get their fix of County football.

me personally, I'm back in work tomorrow. will take in some club championship action, winter well as they say, enjoy the crimbo with the family which isn't so far away, and be back again like yourself yew in January where the dream and the road to sam will start again

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 12728 - 24/09/2017 23:36:48    2050119

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