Jimmy's winning games. Jimmy's bringing Sammy back to Donegal again ". After the presentation the Donegal team and management went on a lap of honour around the Croke Park pitch. Liam O'Neill later revealed that Murphy, as they exchanged the trophy, had offered his condolences on the sudden death of his sister the previous day.
All will be revealed on Sunday afternoon as the two counties battle it out for the biggest prize in Ladies Gaelic Football — the All-Ireland Senior Championship crown. Dublin are very much the established force, and appearing in their sixth successive Final.
In Ladies Gaelic Football history, just two counties have managed to achieve the three-in-a-row. Cork won six on the spin between from , and they also annexed five titles in succession from The great Kerry team of the s won a remarkable nine-in-a-row from , and so Dublin will join illustrious company if they can manage to make it a treble.
Galway beat Dublin in , before falling to Cork a year later. In recent times, Galway have been hoovering up titles at underage level, but today hands the Tribeswomen the opportunity to reach the Senior summit for just the second time. These are two teams that know plenty about each other.
Galway were the only team to achieve a competitive victory over Dublin in , during the group stages of the Lidl National League. Last March, the sides met in Moycullen, when Dublin won out on a to scoreline in the Lidl National League group stages.
Victories over Kerry and Westmeath saw Galway top Group 3 of the qualifiers, before they progressed to the semi-finals with a hard-fought win against Waterford.
At the other end, no team has scored more than 15 points against Galway in Championship , with Mayo registering in the drawn Connacht Final and in the recent All-Ireland semi-final.
They achieved eight-in-a-row in Leinster with victory over Westmeath, and wins since against Waterford, Monaghan, Kerry and Cork have brought them back to another Final.
Defensively, Dublin have leaked just , or on average. History beckons for both sides — but who will prevail?
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