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Friday 2 December 2016

Blues fans delight at Dubs' three-in-a-row

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Cork fan Fiona Ryan, Ballincollig with her cousin Dublin fan Dee Ryan, Killiney
Cork fan Fiona Ryan, Ballincollig with her cousin Dublin fan Dee Ryan, Killiney
Sinead and Angela Chapman, Coolock and Eimear Keegan Portrane
Adam Murphy, Thomas and Gary Cruise Front; Josh Murphy (12), Ryan Fadden (10) and Jade Maher (11)
Carley Reilly (14) and her Mum Celine, Naul
Kieran Fox and his son Blake (4), Finglas
Patrick Mylod and Angela Ballesty, Ballyfermot.
Shane Peppard, Clondalkin

Dublin fans celebrated an historic three-in-a-row football league titles.

Blue-shirted supporters expressed their delight on the streets outside Croke Park after a resounding victory over Cork in the Division 1 Final.

"It's the first three-in-a-row and it's extra special because we got to beat the Rebels," said Patrick Mylod (57) from Ballyfermot. "We really proved ourselves today. Cork fans were telling us we hadn't a hope."

Kieran Fox (31) from Finglas carried his son Blake (4) above the crowd as he celebrated.

"It was the best they played all season," said Kieran.

Banter

But it was never going to be a win-win situation for Portmarnock couple Ken McEntyre-Barn and Trena Kelly as Ken wore blue and Trena wore red. They brought their children Anna (8) and Brian (5) to the match.

"Our kids are Dublin supporters but Cork will improve and win Sam in September," said Trena, a native of the Beara Penninsula.

"No way! The only way ye'll get the Sam Maguire this year will be if Dublin let ye hold it," replied Ken, a Santry native.

Niall Power (38), owner of Jack's Bar in Saggart, said: "We were on top of Cork at all times. The Dubs never let them cause any trouble. Very enjoyable game."

"It's a great confidence booster," added Johnny Redmond (52).

"Dublin played some lovely open football. We'll win the All Ireland for sure."

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