The Dublin team celebrates with the Sam Maguire cup. Photograph:  ©INPHO/James Crombie

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Elizabeth McGovern: ‘I did feel like a fish out of water for a long time. I don’t anymore.’ Photograph: Aaron Richter/New York Times

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