"2020 will be remembered as the hardest championship that there's been in Dublin"

September 15, 2020

Ballymun Kickhams manager Brendan Hackett

Ballymun Kickhams boss Brendan Hackett reckons this year’s Dublin senior football championship will be remembered as one of the toughest ever played.

Hackett’s charges came through a battle with Kilmacud Crokes on Sunday, which finished 1-18 to 2-12 in Kickhams’ favour, having lost Davey Byrne and Leon Young to straight red cards towards the finish.

Their prize now is a date with holders Ballyboden St Enda’s in the final as they bid for a first Dublin SFC crown since 2012.

“I always said that this is the championship to win: 2020 will be remembered as the hardest championship that there’s been in Dublin because every club has had all their players,” said Hackett.

“There’s no excuses. No-one can say they got injured or tired playing county. This is the championship to win and will be remembered. I don’t remember a Dublin championship in my time as hard as this with all the clubs having everyone on board.

“From a neutrals’ point of view, you couldn’t ask for anything more. Ballyboden have an attacking philosophy and so do we – 1-18; we’ve been scoring over 20 points in every game so we’re playing attacking football.”

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