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Mescal narrates All-Ireland final promo

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A clip from the promotional video

A clip from the promotional video

A clip from the promotional video

Paul Mescal has narrated a spine-tingling video with Sky Sports ahead of the Dublin and Mayo All-Ireland football this evening.

The two-minute video featuring the Normal People star looks back at what has been an abnormal year due to Covid-19, overlayed with images from past GAA matches.

The promotional video will play on Sky Sport's Mix before the game today and also feature on its social media platforms.

Emotion

It references Dublin's past five wins and Mayo's win in 1951, capturing the emotion that this match will bring to fans this evening - especially to those who usually attend the live games in Croke Park, but can't this year due to the pandemic.

The video opens up with Emmy-nominated Mescal saying: "I think it's fair to say that this year has been anything but normal."

"Looking back on 2020 we have had to overcome obstacles like never before. Human interaction was lost to social distancing and stay safe became the new goodbye.

"If this year has given us one thing it's time. Time to reflect on what matters most. Family, friends, community, everything that's encapsulated within the GAA.

Extraordinary

"During these dark winter nights, people have gone to extraordinary lengths to make this a championship one to remember.

"Our sporting heroes may be playing to empty stadiums but they've filled hearts and homes with joy all across the world."

Speaking ahead of the All-Ireland final between the Dubs and Mayo at 5pm today, Mescal said: "I'm a massive GAA fan and what I love most about the GAA is its ability to bring communities together.

"The very best of luck to both teams in this year's All-Ireland football final."


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