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St Vincent's Praised For Dressing Room Gesture After Dublin County Final Win

Gavin Cooney
By Gavin Cooney
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We live in an age of unprecedented national dominance for Dublin, but as their victories evolve into a kind of existential debate about the state of the national game, some things stay the same. St Vincent's remain the dominant force of football in the county, and last night claimed their fourth Dublin title in five seasons. They nudged out Ballymun in a relatively disappointing final, with Diarmuid Connolly's goal the critical score in a 1-08 to 0-08 victory for the Marino club.

They were largely comfortable throughout, with a critical save from Michael Savage and this monster hit by James McCarthy on Nathan Mullins was about as uneasy as proceedings got for Vincent's.

Connolly captained the side, and the victory added to his already remarkable medal haul: five Dublin titles, 13 Leinster titles (10 with Dublin; three with Vincent's), seven All-Ireland titles (five with the Dubs and two with the club) along with just the four National League titles.


After the game, he shared an Instagram photo of the mentality that pervades this Vincent's team, offering clues of how he and they keep themselves grounded in this amazing run of success.


This is among the many characteristics exported by the All Blacks, who first pioneered the importance of "sweeping the sheds" after a game, emblematic of humility.

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