The All Ireland Final Showdown
The biggest encounter in the Irish Sporting Calendar draws nearer. Two teams will battle it out for 70+ minutes to determine the All Ireland Football Champions of 2014. Rumours from HQ reveal the GAA could have sold out Croke Park twice over.
There’s no doubt this will be a contest of epic proportions. In the Northern corner of Ireland, we have Donegal, a side who have battled through thick and thin over the past four years to win three Ulster Championships and an All Ireland. Their counterparts, hailing from the Southern corner of Ireland are no strangers to the biggest stage in GAA. After a hard fought semi final victory over Mayo, Kerry look to bring the coveted Sam Maguire Cup back to the kingdom for an impressive 37th time this Sunday afternoon.
The B&B Ireland Team hail from Donegal so we know who we’re getting behind and you can best believe the loyal Kerry B&B hosts have had their flags and bunting out since the season opener. So who are you supporting for this year’s All Ireland Final? For the neutral parties we’d expect them to get behind the underdogs, but there doesn’t seem to be any clear cut favourites in this contest. The Donegal team appear to be favourites with the bookies but who would dare bet against a county who are the most successful team in the history of Gaelic Football?!
With the odds being so narrow between the two sides what should we expect on All Ireland Sunday? Will it be the power houses of Ciaran Donaghy and Michael Murphy stealing the show for both teams up front? or will it be a tactical masterpiece between Managers Jim McGuinness and Eamonn Fitzmaurice? If the semi final games are anything to go by it could well be the new kids on the block in James O’Donoghue for Kerry and Ryan McHugh of Donegal being the deciding factor. Whatever the result, the real winners will be the people. It’s the first time in 35 years that the same two counties will contest the Minor and Senior finals. This will be a spectacle in itself.
If you're one of the lucky ones with a ticket make sure to check out the B&Bs on offer in Dublin.
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Posted: 18 Sep 2014 by
Niall McKee |
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Tags: Donegal, Dublin, Kerry, Sport