Perhaps the most terrifying thing about Dublin to the rest of the country is the fact that they are only getting better.
Dean Rock pithily encapsulates that reality. In April, he missed a free off the ground that would have drawn the league final with Kerry, but yesterday was not going to make the same mistake again.
He nervelessly nailed a free to win yesterday's All-Ireland title, and spoke nonchalantly afterward as if it were the most normal thing in the world. He was under extreme pressure, and a member of the Mayo team decided to add to it as he was approaching the kick. In the dying moments of the 2017 All-Ireland final, Dean Rock created history in being the first GAA player in history to be festooned with a GPS Unit.
Speaking to RTE, Man of the Match James McCarthy revealed that a member of the Mayo team had tried to put Rock off by throwing a GPS unit at him:
They were trying every trick in the book. I think it was a GPS someone threw at him? But look, it doesn’t matter now. He kicked it.
Sportsfile got a couple of pictures of it: