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Saturday 18 August 2018

Fan Ciara jets 10,000 miles from Oz to cheer on her Dublin heroes

A YOUNG Dublin woman who travelled from Australia in time for the All-Ireland final hopes to celebrate her birthday with a Dubs win.

Despite living 10,000 miles away, Finglas native Ciara Flynn has done her best to keep up with GAA news, and she flew back home just in time to show her support for the boys in blue.

"Since moving to Australia in January, I've done all I can to follow all the GAA games," she told the Herald.

"It's not available on the RTE website abroad so we listened to the hurling on RTE radio online.

"Eventually, we subscribed to Setanta Sport.

"And when we were travelling across the country in a van, my mum Brid would send me updates by text every few minutes.

"It cost her quite a bit in phone credit but she knew how important it was to me."

Ciara will turn 24 tomorrow, and she hopes to celebrate her birthday weekend by watching Dublin beat Kerry at Croke Park.

She is hoping to get tickets through club allocations.

The last time the Dubs won the All-Ireland final, the pretty blonde and her mum were the only ones in the family who weren't able to get any tickets.

"We managed to get three tickets in 1995 and they went to my dad and my siblings -- I had to stay at home with my mum to watch it," she said.

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