McGee's warning to Dubs about five-in-a-row hype

September 07, 2018

Eugene McGee. ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan.

Eugene McGee has warned Dublin that the hype surrounding their bid to become the first team to win a five-in-a-row of All-Ireland SFC titles will be nothing like anything they have experienced before.

McGee was Offaly manager when they famously stopped Kerry's five-in-a-row bid in 1982 thanks to Seamus Darby's late goal, and he expects the 'hullabaloo' to even greater when the Dubs bid for their place in football immortality.

"The hullabaloo a couple of weeks before it was incredible,” the Longford man recalled in an interview with Shannonside Radio.

“Wait until you see it now, you’re going to have 52 weeks of this. Commercial sponsors coming in on ‘five-in-a-row, five in-a-row, five-in-a-row’, the money will pour in, it will be advertised here, there...morning, noon and night. It will be horrendous.

“The Dublin following will be ravenously expecting the five-in-a-row, they won’t even consider anything else. It will be a big test for Jim Gavin. He’s a master, he’s a very bright guy and it will test him, definitely, it will test him."

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