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Dublin's Jack McCaffrey named All-Ireland final man of the match

Paul Mannion and Ciarán Kilkenny were also nominated.

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DUBLIN HALF-BACK Jack McCaffrey has been named man of the match in today’s All-Ireland football final.

McCaffrey was superb for the Dubs as they overcame Tyrone on a scoreline of 2-17 to 1-14 to win the Sam Maguire Cup for the fourth consecutive season.

The 24-year-old, who had to be replaced just 10 minutes into last year’s decider after rupturing his anterior cruciate knee ligament, was outstanding in both defence and attack today for Dublin, contributing a point to their tally.

McCaffrey saw off competition from Dublin team-mates Paul Mannion and Ciarán Kilkenny — who was The Sunday Game panel’s choice as Footballer of the Year — to take home the man of the match award.

“It was all about just getting the result today,” said McCaffrey, when questioned about Dublin’s four-in-a-row achievement. 

“Winning an All-Ireland is an exceptionally unique thing to be able to do. Over the next few months we’ll obviously take a step back and take stock of where it fits into the whole context of things. But today it’s all about enjoying what this group has achieved and enjoying ourselves tonight.”

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