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Friday 9 December 2016

'I wrote a song for Dublin - and I hope they sing it after lifting Sam'

Alan Brogan, Deirdre Flynn and Michael Darragh McAuley
Alan Brogan, Deirdre Flynn and Michael Darragh McAuley
Alan Brogan and Richie Larkin Michael Darragh McAuley

A SINGLE penned ahead of the All-Ireland football final is aiming to raise much-needed funds for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, with the hope that Dublin players will sing the song if they lift the Sam Maguire on Sunday.

Dublin supporter Deirdre Flynn (39) wrote the song in just two hours, after being challenged by The Invincibles singer Paul Stone.

It was Deirdre's first attempt at writing a song, and it has reportedly went down well with Jim Gavin's men.

"Basically, after the Fermanagh game I asked the singer of The Invincibles where the song for the final was," Deirdre told the Herald. "He said it was in progress.

"When I told him to hurry up, he challenged me to come up with a song. I've never written a song before, but it was done in two hours," she added.

Wish

The song - named A Little Boy's Dream - is about a child's wish to play in an All-Ireland Football final and ultimately lift the Sam Maguire trophy.

The Dublin team was treated to a rendition of the song on Saturday night at the Powerscourt Hotel, with the panel seemingly impressed by the performance.

"Dean Rock was adamant it was about him and Kevin McManamon is tipped to be singing it on the All-Ireland night when Sam comes home."

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