DUBLIN’S JAMES MCCARTHY has been named man-of-the-match from this afternoon’s thrilling All-Ireland senior football championship final at Croke Park.
The Ballymun Kickhams half back led the way for Jim Gavin’s side as they lifted the Sam Maguire for the third successive year, beating Mayo 1-17 to 1-16.
McCarthy produced a colossal and tireless display as he scored two points — the second of which tied the game in the 65th minute — to emerge as the outstanding performer from a truly memorable contest.
The 27-year-old beat off stiff competition from team-mate Dean Rock — the matchwinner — and Mayo’s Chris Barrett among others to receive the accolade from The Sunday Game panel.
“I’m absolutely delighted of course, but more delighted we won the match today,” he said. ”I’m happy out, happy out.”
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