The day after last year’s All-Ireland final the Mayo players landed back home to Castlebar and the familiar words of sympathy and comfort. Alan Dillon went drinking with everyone for a couple of hours but it didn’t feel the same. The old lines of condolence didn’t irritate him anymore like they did before. They just sounded hollow. “There was people saying there’s always next year. I knew myself there wasn’t.”He went home and closed the door on everything. “It’s still emotional now,” he says.
At first glance another football game from the Eighties posted on Twitter the other day took its place among the gigabytes of clips beloved of nostalgists and the footballing manchild who seek out these old games like a comfort blanket. It was a friendly between Ireland and Italy played in 1985, 33 years ago on Wednesday. Apart from being played in Dalymount Park, it appeared notable for little else. The commentary was in Italian. The picture was dark and fuzzy.
Last Saturday night Kildare went at Dublin with all the energy and daring prescribed for anyone attempting to compete with them. Daniel Flynn came up from full forward to contest the first throw-in and ended up charging down the throat of the Dublin defence at full speed, scattering men on all sides. It ended up with a free and Kildare were ahead. More importantly, they had made Dublin break a sweat. Next thing Paul Cribbin launched a ball from the wing that appeared to be heading wide.
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