The semi-final will be talked about for years to come, it had everything you could have asked for in a game, skill, pace, intensity, big hits, sublime scores, brilliant defending, classic counter attacks and drama right up to the last kick of the game.
It was the perfect advertisement for the game of Gaelic football and Dublin came out the right side of the result and it set up a tantalising All Ireland Final against a familiar foe.
But we are not talking about Brogan, McCarthy, McManamon, Cooper or Rock and their victory over Kerry, we are talking about Aherne, Rowe, Goldrick, Davey, Finnegan and McEvoy who along with the rest of their teammates were involved in a classic game against Mayo the day before the men’s game.
But because sports coverage by the media is male dominated, the men’s game grabbed the majority of the coverage and plaudits and some supporters may have been unaware how equally good the ladies game was, if not better.
That victory for Gregory McGonigle’s multitalented squad sent Dublin to the TG4 All Ireland SFC Final for the third year in a row, where they will face reigning champions Cork also for a third year in a row.
Cork won the last two final meetings but there was only a bounce of a ball between the sides on both occasions. Dublin will be hoping to make it third time lucky on the 25th of September in Croke Park.
Again the media coverage will be scarce until the week of the final, as the men’s final will grab all the headlines and that brings it to the subject of the difficulty fans have at getting their hands on All Ireland Final tickets.
For the men’s final there are no tickets that go on general sale. But that’s not the case for the All Ireland Ladies football finals, they are available to the general public from tickets.ie and select Centra and Supervalue stores. Tickets will also be available to purchase on the day of the final for adults, OAP’s and students from the GAA ticket office on Dorset St, Gills Corner, and the GAA ticket van locate on Ballybough Road.
Tickets are reasonably priced at:
Children (U14) €8
Dublin are looking to win their first All Ireland SFC title since 2010 and standing in their way are the formidable shape of Cork. So the call is going out to all Dublin supporters to be the 16th player on the day and fill Croke Park to the brim and get right behind Dublin’s Senior Ladies Footballers in their quest for All Ireland glory.
It promises to be a final to remember and Dublin supporters have the perfect opportunity with ticket availability not an issue to get along to Croke Park and cheer and roar Dublin to All Ireland success.