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Poll: Who do you think will win the All-Ireland senior football championship in 2017?

A new year and it’s time to look forward.

A NEW YEAR means a new debate about the biggest prize in Gaelic football.

Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire Will Dublin lift the All-Ireland football crown in 2017? Source: James Crombie/INPHO

And given the recent trend of results, the key question is can anyone dislodge the champions and favourites Dublin?

Jim Gavin will be aiming to guide his side to three-in-a-row in 2017 and the county will be aiming to land a fifth title in seven years.

Who will be the main challengers? 2014 champions, 2015 finalists and 2016 semi-finalist Kerry are not likely to be too far away.

Marc Ó Sé and Aidan O’Mahony at the final whistle Kerry lost out narrowly to Dublin in August Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Mayo have not reached the summit since 1951 but after reaching three All-Ireland finals and two All-Ireland semi-final replays over the last five campaigns, it’s difficult not to see them going close again.

From Ulster, Tyrone will be hoping to build on a 2016 season that saw them win the Division 2 league final and get back into the provincial winners enclosure.

Sean Cavanagh with his daughters Clara and Eva Tyrone's winning captain Sean Cavanagh Source: Presseye/Andrew Paton/INPHO

Donegal contested the Ulster final and ran Dublin to five points at the quarter-final stage.

Can you see any of those dislodging Dublin or will there be a surprise force to burst forward like Tipperary did this season in reaching the last four?

Let us know.


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