We’ll be keeping a close eye on both the U20 and Senior Football Finals today with live updates across the afternoon
Dublin v Galway
Eirgrid All Ireland U20 Football Final (2:15pm)
Dublin v Mayo
All Ireland Senior Football Final (5:00pm)
What a year it’s been. And what a weekend we have in store for all GAA fans. For Dublin fans it’s that little bit sweeter. We’ve been through so much since March, a lot of it the complete unknown. But today and tomorrow we have plenty to look forward to. And we’ll be with you across the weekend to keep you up to day on all the action with live updates. Tomorrow the Dublin Senior Ladies will attempt the claim the TG4 All Ireland Title for the fourth consecutive year. But today is just a massive day.
Eirgrid All Ireland U20 Football Final
The action get’s underway at 2:15pm as Tom Gray’s U20 Football Panel go into battle with Galway for this year’s EirGrid All Ireland Championship Final. And it’s a chance to attone for their loss in last year’s decider against Cork. A game that no one expected to go ahead due to the COVID restrictions. But after a long broken up season, the young Dubs have arrived today after winning their second Leinster title on the bounce. And seeing off Ulster Champions Tyrone in a hotly contested Semi Final set up their fortune this afternoon.
Tom Gray has made one change to the 15 that started in that Semi Final. Rory Dwyer comes in for Sean Foran in the half back line. Like last year the U20’s have looked impressive throughout and today it’s their chance to cap off a year of turmoil with a first U20 All Ireland win for the county.
All Ireland Senior Football Final
At 5:00pm all eyes will be glued to whatever coverage is available. With no crowd in Croke Park as Dublin’s Senior Football attempt to write another unbelievable chapter into the GAA History Books. Mayo will be coming to the capital with other ideas. But today’s game has the potential to be remembered for a very long time.
When Jim Gavin stepped down as Dublin Senior Football manager at the end of 2019, five All Ireland titles in a row was only part of the legacy the Round Towers man left behind. Today, in his first year as the Dublin boss, Dessie Farrell sees the opportunity to build on that legacy. And also to create his own piece of history. No Dublin fan would have believed leaving Croke Park on that famous day in 2011, that they’d be preparing to watch their team attempt to capture their eight title in a decade, let alone their sixth in a row. But that’s the reward today should Dublin meet the challenge of a Mayo team desperate to write their own historical chapter.
We’ve heard the phrase “bounce of a ball” used to describe the rivalry between the Leinster and Connacht sides over the years. And many expect today to be no different. But the stage has been set, and we all hope this game is one to savour.
Join Us Live
We’ll be live from the first throw in today at 2:15pm, with score by score updates on www.twitter.com/wearedub. And you can find all the post match reports and analysis from the game right here and on www.facebook.com/wearedub.