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Nobody Was Less Interested In Dessie Dolan's Hall Of Fame Award Than His Son

Nobody Was Less Interested In Dessie Dolan's Hall Of Fame Award Than His Son

Popular Samuel Beckett play, The Leinster Senior Football Championship, took centre-stage on an oddly sparse afternoon of Gaelic Games, with Dublin hammering Westmeath in Croke Park in the most predictable result in Leinster since they last met.

There was one heartening moment for Westmeath supporters: Dessie Dolan was inducted into the Leinster Hall of Fame at half-time. Dolan only retired from inter-county football three years ago, but already his career feels like it is from another era: his crowning moment, the 2004 Leinster title, arrived in a nine-year period in which Dublin one just a single Leinster title. Since then, there has been just one Leinster title that hasn't stayed in the capital.

Dolan was brought onto the field at half-time, supposedly accompanied by his son. Not that he was overly bothered with his Dad's superb honour:

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Dublin and Kildare meet in the Leinster final; Dolan's former side head humbly toward the qualifiers.

See Also: Controversy In Féile Underage Game Ends With Sit-In Protest In Front Of GAA President

Gavin Cooney
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Changed the spelling of his name upon pressure from Michael Owen.

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