John O'Dywer looked a man on a mission against Kilkenny at Croke Park today.
It was O'Dwyer's first start in the Championship this season since the Munster semi-final against Limerick in mid-June.
After Kevin Kelly struck the back of the net for Kilkenny, the Killenaule man hit back with a sensational goal for Tipp. In all, he scored 1-5 as Tipp won their first All-Ireland title since stopping Kilkenny's attempt to win five-in-a-row in 2010.
O'Dwyer's prominence had many wondering how he got his nickname - one of the all-time greats in GAA - Bubbles.
In late 2014, Mayo footballer Conor Mortimer appeared on Off The Ball to talk about his autobiography. The conversation turned to his unveiling of a 'RIP Micheál Jackson' t-shirt during the 2009 Connacht final.
A texter to Off The Ball, as detailed on Independent.ie, decided the GAA world needed to know another story of how Michael Jackson relates to our games.
It turns out Bubbles received his nickname due to being quite hairy as a baby.
As a child, John was quite a hairy baby and so people began to call him Bubbles, as in Michael Jackson's chimp.
Had it been the mid-90s rather than the early 90s, O'Dwyers nickname may have related to Father Ted character Pat Mustard rather than Michael Jackson's pet.
The story was confirmed by the man himself on Twitter.
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