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Counihan enjoys historic victory

Cork manager Conor Counihan has spoken of the relief which followed the county's first All-Ireland SFC triumph in 20 years.

"There is a sense of relief, so we just sit back and enjoy the moment," he said following the narrow one point win over Down.

"Some people have a different way of expressing it. Maybe some fellas might be seen at 12pm or 2am expressing it. We will try and hold the head a small bit now. It seems a long time, 20 years, but it's obviously fantastic for the lads."

Counihan added: "I think it made it all the sweeter that they showed the ultimate resolve and made it over the line.

"It's great for each and every one of them. When I spoke to them on Thursday night, I said we have 30-odd good guys here, but also that they was an awful lot of guys who have been involved down through the years who had to move on. Those guys had as much of a part to play as you because they soldiered when the going was tough."

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