Watch: Lyndsey Davey Speechless After Dublin Victory At Packed Croke Park

Watch: Lyndsey Davey Speechless After Dublin Victory At Packed Croke Park

What a weekend it's been for Dublin football. Yesterday the men's team became the first in their code to win five All Irelands in-a-row, but the ladies team were never going to be left out of the action.

They had an All-Ireland final of their own this afternoon, with a threepeat on the line. Galway would provide a stern test, but they were ultimately unable to halt The Dubs from winning three-in-a-row.

They did it in front of a record crowd of 56,114 as well, with spectators turning up in their droves despite the rain.

It was an attritional affair, with the weather conditions making it extremely tough on the players. That no doubt contributed to the low scoreline, with the game finishing 2-3 to 0-4.

The match remained scoreless for the opening 22 minutes, with a cracking finish from Sinead Garrick breaking the deadlock.


Hannah O'Neill grabbed Dublin's second goal of the game nine minutes into the second period, meaning Galway had a mountain to climb.

They made a good go of it, getting back to within three points as we entered the final few minutes. Ultimately it would not be enough however, with Dublin hanging on to claim their third All-Ireland on the trot.

It completes a remarkable journey for this team, who had lost three finals on the spin prior to this winning run.

Lyndsey Davey was named player of the match, and she could not believe what had unfolded over the previous 60 minutes.


It's just amazing, just look at the crowd! Who would have thought that, the character in this team to lose three All-Irelands and then bounce back and win three in-a-row.

It's just unbelievable, and with such an amazing crowd as well. We were walking around before the game just asking 'is this real'.

I'm so proud of the girls, their work rate was unbelievable. Fair play to Galway, they really put it up to us and made us work for it.

Dublin entered the game as favourites, and also with the added pressure of continuing their All-Ireland streak.

Davey claims this did not affect the players, who never even mentioned the prospect of the three-in-a-row. However, it is something they are more than happy to acknowledge now that it has been achieved.

There was nothing different, we just kept doing what we were doing. With Mick it's always one game at a time, and today was game six.

There was no mention of three in-a-row, but now that we have done it we can talk about it!

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Gary Connaughton

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