The (almost) total domination by Leinster and Munster of Sam Maguire
Well, by Leinster and Munster, we really mean Dublin and Kerry of course
However, Mayo now only share the record for consecutive senior final defeats. Cork have already lost seven senior football All-Ireland finals in succession – starting with the 1891 championship and ending with the 1907 final.
Six of the defeats were to Dublin (no wonder Cork hate losing to the Capital so much).
The other loss was to Wexford in the 1893 final.
Players used by Mayo during 2013 Championship 26
Players used by Dublin during 2013 Championship 24
Hairs would stand on the back of your neck as 82,300 sing Amhrán na bhFiann in Croke Park for the 2013 All-Ireland Final. #GAA
Emmett J Scanlan @EmmettScanlan
Today is either going to be a great day of sport..... Or one best forgotten.... #Dublin #ManUtd
Joe Sheridan @Squarecut84
A lot of boys looking very tired and loose so far, some bad wides hopefully things tighten up in 2nd half! #AllIreland
Conal Keaney @ConalKeaney
Very strange first half. Have a feeling with the pace and bench Dublin have ,it will Dublin’s day. Mayo very wasteful #DubsForSam
Gav Duffy @gavduffy15
As excited as this little kid was 24 years ago to watch Mayo in Croke Park on All Ireland final day! COME ON MAYO!
Shane Long @Shanelong009
Only 1 point in it at half time, mayo should be out of sight! And Dublin havnt even got going yet, mayo might live to regret them wides!
Joe McMahon @Bigjoemc1m
Congrats to Dublin ‘cute’ fouling throughout. Mayo didn’t perform to standard set throughout the year. Nw for the end of football #blackcard
Eamonn O Hara @EamonnOHara8
Didn’t live up 2 the billing, heart & endeavour shown by both sides well done @DublinGAALive
Diarmuid O’Sullivan @dsully3
Ye attack we attack,proper way to play football ! #allirelandfootballfinal
David Givney @DavidGivney
Like the clare hurlers this dublin team can dominate the championship for the next 5 years. Lets hope not.
Pádraic Maher @podzo21
Why didn’t cillian o Connor go for goal.. Dubs deserved it do overall.. Brogan will get mom but Flynn should get it.. #engine
It’s an absolute privilege to have played with them lads, they epitomise what a role model should be. Well done to Jim & his team #upthedubs
Darran O’Sullivan @Darransull86
Said before the game Brogan to get MOTM,took a bit of stick this year but was the main man today when the occasion got to a few younger lads
Conal keaney @ConalKeaney
Well done too all the lads today great shift put in by all. Enjoy every minute of it #samishome #feelforMayothough
Steven McDonnell @Killeavy13
Congrats to the All Ireland champions Dublin. They have been the most consistent team all year. #SamMaguire2013
St Patrick’s Ath @stpatsfc
Congratulations to the Dublin Gaelic footballers. First of many Championships to reside in Dublin this year we hope ;)
Paul Flynn @Flinto23
2 All Ireland’s!! Words can’t describe the feeling. #Champions
Ciarán Kilkenny @CKKilkenny93
Sam is abhaile!!! Thanks to all my mentors,friends,family & all those who supported us. #Áthcliathabú & Bain taitneamh as na ceiliurí
Michael D Macauley @MDMA_9
And my Mama (and dad) said, there’ll be days like this...