All Ireland Football Final 2017: Dublin V Mayo

Published by Alan Gould on

Bigger than McGregor V Mayweather!!

The Big Day is Upon us.

All Ireland Football Final day is always a huge event for GAA fans no matter what county is in the final.

I have been on the receiving end of tweets, phone calls, text messages , emails and more from people all over the country looking for tickets.

As a GAA fan I myself would have loved to go and witness this highly anticipated encounter.

Mayo are hoping to banish the so called “curse”.

Mayo’s Keith Higgins, Aidan O’Shea, Colm Boyle and Seamus O’Shea after the match
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

It has been 66 years, back in 1951 when Sam was last on Mayo soil.

Dublin however are aiming for a hat trick of three in a row.

It is not surprising that Dublin are the hot tipped favourites but Mayo will no doubt have glory in mind today.

Over 82,000 lucky supporters will be in attendance today and hopefully the fans will witness an exhibition of football regardless of who wins.

Tickets have been spotted online for over €500 which is still a sign that someone will pay this for a ticket, despite the fact that illegal ticket sellers face a fine of up to €10,000 and even jail if caught.

The two sides have named unchanged sides from their Semi-Final but anything can happen come 3.30 pm today.

The Irish Air Core will be on display at the end stages of our national anthem and Imelda May will sing at half time, fresh from her rendition of Amhran na bhFiann at Conor McGrgegors recent first boxing appearance against Floyd Mayweather.

The senior game is preceded by the minor final. Derry are hoping to stop Kerry from getting a 4 in a row and creating their own history in doing so.

Any genuine fan without a ticket will be glued to some form of screen come throw in and as the saying goes, may the best team win!