Louth are in their first Leinster Final since 2010 and looking to win their first Delaney Cup since 1957. Dublin are going for the nifty baker’s dozen.
The last meeting between these two in a Leinster Final was in 1958 so it is a bit of a novel pairing in that respect. Dublin won that match 1-11 - 1-6 and Kevin Heffernan got 1-1 that day. They also went on to win the All Ireland that year defeating Derry in the final.
I remember going on a road trip with the Dubs way back in 1975. It was to Tullamore to play Offaly. Every pub and shop closed for the day because of the reputation us Dubs supporters had at the time. There was carnage in the town as that day.
The next trip was to Mullingar where we played Longford. Everywhere was open. There was no trouble.
You could almost say “it’s only the league” … with another Div2 NFL fixture against Kildare should we manage to fall over the line on Sunday.
A descending journey through Dante’s Inferno (Circle Line now boarding) with Sisyphus’ rock tied to one’s back.
Mind the gap.
Here’s hoping for a bit of invention on Sunday . Not the constipated football that was on show against Kildare .
Maybe put an electric tag on Kilkennys ankle , If he receives the ball in an advanced position and he turns to run back towards our goal he gets an electric shock .
Or get Keith Barry into the dressing room just before throw in to hypnotise the lads, so that when they receive a pass they believe they can only move forward with the ball.
Sleep , Ok eyes open wide awake . Now lads when you receive a pass from a fellow teammate you will feel the uncontrollable urge to run towards the opponents goal with the football and only play attacking football for the duration of 70 mins .