Mayo fans are ready for another crack at the Dubs

We've been previewing the ladies final...

BY Joseph Conroy 20:33 Friday 22 September 2017, 20:33 22 Sep 2017


Dublin and Mayo will meet in Croke Park on Sunday to battle for the All-Ireland ladies football championship, we've been previewing the action with Mayo's Diane O’Hora and Dub Diane O’Hora.

Both contributors agree that they expect Sunday's match to be a tight affair, with the potential to showcase both side's free-flowing approach to the game.

Diane told Ger Gilroy that following the male team's one-point loss last weekend, Mayo fans have thrown their support behind this squad:

"It's so positive to see the warmth in the country behind them - it's just been redirected almost immediately towards the ladies team coming to Dublin on Sunday."

The All Ireland winner believes that Mayo have developed a more physical approach for the 2017 championship.

Lindsay Peat thinks there's "something a little bit different" about Dublin this year and she hopes that they will have enough to defeat Mayo:

"I think there's only going to be a kick or two of a ball between them and I do hope that Dublin come out the right side of it," she told Off The Ball.

Having suffered a string of final losses, Peat believes Dublin have been forced to mature. Commenting on those disappointments she added, "There's nothing else that can hurt you really."


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