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Hannah Tyrrell In Disbelief After Inspiring Dublin To All-Ireland Glory

Hannah Tyrrell In Disbelief After Inspiring Dublin To All-Ireland Glory
By Eoin Harrington Updated
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For the second time in two weeks, it was elation for Dublin and dejection for Kerry on All-Ireland final Sunday at Croke Park, as the Dubs' ladies footballers claimed their sixth Brendan Martin Cup in decisive fashion.

In comparison to their relentless winningness of the late 2010s, Dublin have struggled in recent years, and were seeking their first All-Ireland title in three years when they took on the Kingdom at Croker on Sunday afternoon.

By contrast, it had been 30 years since Kerry's last All-Ireland triumph, with the side seeking to bounce back from last year's defeat to Meath in the All-Ireland final.

Though Dublin as a whole were stronger than Kerry on Sunday, it was ultimately the Hannah Tyrrell show, as the corner forward put in a simply sensational performance to drive her team to victory.

Former Ireland rugby international Tyrrell scored 0-08, including 0-05 from play, all in the first-half of Sunday's contest, with Dublin ultimately running out winners by five points on a scoreline of 0-18 to 1-10.

Tyrrell played intercounty football earlier in her career, but stepped away from the panel just before Dublin's sustained period of success in the 2010s due to her involvement with the Irish national rugby team.


Having returned to the Dublin panel in 2021, this was the first taste of All-Ireland glory for Tyrrell, who said she was soaking up the moment immediately after the full-time whistle.


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Dublin LGFA: Hannah Tyrrell soaks up occasion of first All-Ireland win

There was only ever going to be one contender for Laoch na hImeartha at Croke Park on Sunday afternoon, with Hannah Tyrrell's eight points setting Dublin well on their way to a sixth All-Ireland triumph.

Speaking to TG4 after the game, Tyrrell reflected on what a first winners' medal of her Gaelic football career meant to her, and was largely in disbelief at the achievement of her and her teammates.




I can hardly believe it, to be honest.

We came back firing after 2021 and then going out early last year, we had that hurt. Kerry put it up to us, but we were a different beast today. We got over the line from 1-15, 1-20. I can't believe it, can't believe we won!

Half-time was just dont't sit on our heels, keep attacking, keep going after them - we knew they had to come out, and they had a purple patch. But our defence stood up, and we just kept ticking over scores, used a bit of game management.

I've never been here before, so it's a bloody good feeling!

There will be a well-earned party in the capital on Sunday evening, after a memorable victory for Dublin and Hannah Tyrrell.


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