“I suppose for the lads on that squad, it was a real boost to our football careers to get over the line against Down. It certainly reinforced to me the importance of showing grit and playing to the final whistle in games.”
“After getting married last year, I probably look at GAA differently now. I see it as a part of my life instead of my whole life. It is special to me to look back at this game and see success.”
“Every time we put on the red jersey together you knew that the guy beside you, or the man on the bench ready to come on wouldn’t let you down. So you could say that whole squad including the management and backroom team were a big GAA family.”
“Aidan Walsh made a good run and got his shot away. I decided to keep following the play and when the rebound dropped in front of me, I managed to get my left leg around the ball and it ended up in the net.”
“John (below) is an excellent coach. He is someone who I admire and respect very much. He also had a brilliant backroom team. I will always be grateful for the journey they brought us on that year.
“With God’s help we will beat this virus and get rolling again with sport. Maybe this will put things into perspective where sport is a part of people’s lives and it should allow time for other interests and activities.