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McBurney/Declan Bogue



Pictured Declan Bogue



Date: Thursday 12th April 2012

Location: BT Offices

Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Copyright: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX



Liam McBurney - RAZORPIX

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What's the Dubs' secret? It's simple, they have better players who make fewer errors

Declan Bogue



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Deja-vu: Dublin celebrate winning their sixth straight All-Ireland title

Deja-vu: Dublin celebrate winning their sixth straight All-Ireland title

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Deja-vu: Dublin celebrate winning their sixth straight All-Ireland title

While it is often said that Gaelic football around the shores of Lough Neagh is a savage passion, it wouldn't be exaggeration to say it borders on insanity.

Last summer, I had a minor role in helping out a team. On a baking hot evening, we travelled to a club right on the shore for a league game. I've been to a lot of football matches in my time, but even I was startled by the experience. Before our goalkeeper had even collected the football for his first kick-out, a chorus of rival supporters were screaming, 'HOW LONG!?' to unsettle both the player and the referee.

Along our sideline, two old-timers planted themselves right behind our dugout and spent the whole game abusing us - by name. It was ultimate chaos on the pitch itself, with headbutts and punches going unnoticed and unpunished.


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