DUBLIN STAR BERNARD Brogan has vowed not to make the same mistake as the Dublin players of 1992 and become complacent ahead of their game against Donegal on Sunday.
The Dubs are odds-on favourites to emerge victorious in this weekend’s All-Ireland semi-final, just as they were in when they faced Donegal in the All-Ireland final in 1992.
Writing in his blog for Hill16.ie, Brogan recalled:
“I was only seven years old when Donegal beat Dublin in the 1992 All-Ireland final – so I remember none of the hype in the build-up to that game.”
However, he promised:
“Whatever went on back then, I can guarantee that hype is not something we let affect us.”
One man who is tipping the team to succeed, however, is Mickey Harte, whose Tyrone side have been beaten by both Dublin and Donegal this year.
Harte predicted that Donegal’s lack of experience playing at Croke Park could be a decisive factor in the game:
“Donegal have never really experienced the force of the Hill, which is something you have to experience before you know what it really means.”
The sides meet on Sunday, with the winner advancing to play Kerry in the All-Ireland final on 18 September.