Cian O’Sullivan eager to stick to successful blueprint for victory

A swim, a meal and a movie on Saturday all part of Dublin defender’s preparations

Cian O’Sullivan in action against Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cian O’Sullivan in action against Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

At some point on Saturday afternoon Cian O’Sullivan will drive down to the Forty Foot for a quick swim. He’s been doing this before most games for years now and the All-Ireland football final is no different.

From there he’ll head up to the parents with his girlfriend, Danielle, where his mother will have cooked them a hearty dinner. Then it’s back to their own place where they’ll pick out a movie on Netflix and switch off for the rest of the evening, careful to avoid any talk or even mention of Croke Park.

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