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Niall Quinn had a special reason to celebrate Dublin's Leinster U21 title win

The Irish soccer great saw his son Mikey win as part of the Dublin U21 panel.

DUBLIN WERE CELEBRATING a third successive EirGrid Leinster U21 football title yesterday in Navan and one Irish soccer great had cause to cheer the triumph.

33 years after Niall Quinn lined out for the Dublin minor hurlers and won a Leinster medal, his son Mikey was part of the Dublin squad that saw off Kildare in the provincial decider at Páirc Tailteann yesterday.

Mikey was Dublin’s substitute goalkeeper but he plays his club football for the Eadestown in Kildare.

Niall was capped 92 times for the Irish senior soccer team but missed out on an All-Ireland medal in the 1983 minor hurling decider when Dublin were defeated by Galway.

His son now has a chance to bring an All-Ireland medal to the family as Dublin have advanced to an All-Ireland semi-final meeting with Mayo on 16 April.

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