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Serial winner: Michael Darragh Macauley is chasing an eighth All-Ireland crown

Serial winner: Michael Darragh Macauley is chasing an eighth All-Ireland crown

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Serial winner: Michael Darragh Macauley is chasing an eighth All-Ireland crown

With uncertainty the default setting when it comes to the immediate future of sporting events, Dublin's barn-storming midfielder Michael Darragh Macauley is an enthusiastic backer of Taoiseach Micheál Martin's defiant statement that the All-Ireland Championships would commence in October.

Speaking to RTE Radio, Mr Martin said: "We want the Championship to go ahead. I want an All-Ireland this year because I think it would be a symbol that the country is fighting this virus, that it's not going to surrender to it and I'd love to see the Championship completed."

If that means playing the games to empty stadiums then Macauley, who will be chasing his sixth consecutive All-Ireland medal this year, will be fine with that.