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Dublin: 8°C Tuesday 13 April 2021

'These guys might have 3, 4 All-Ireland medals, but they're the same as everyone else'

Dublin and St Vincent’s footballer Mossy Quinn speaks to us about growing up around footballing royalty and previews Dublin’s semi-final against Kerry.

Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

THE DUBLIN FOOTBALLERS will take on Kerry tomorrow in an effort to claim a spot against Mayo in this year’s All-Ireland final.

The rivalry between the two counties is older than the players that will take to Croke Park in the semi-final, and they have produced a number of fantastic games down through the years.

Taking on the Kingdom will be no easy task for the Dubs, and one man who knows that better than most is former Dublin and current St Vincent’s forward, Mossy Quinn.

“Dublin will know that they’re going to have to up their game”, he said. “I think they’ve tried to do that.

“I think Dublin are gonna try and push the pace on Sunday and see if Kerry can stick with it.”

He also spoke about his fellow Vincent’s club man, Diarmuid Connolly, who will play a huge part in tomorrow’s clash:

“Diarmuid’s a special footballer. There’s no doubt about it.

“He doesn’t get to where he’s at by just being a natural footballer. There’s natural footballers all over the country who probably  don’t play inter-county because they’re not willing to do what they need to do.”

The St Vincent’s man also spoke about growing up in a club where footballing icons like Kevin Heffernan and Jimmy Keaveney floated about.

“You’re just a part of the club. These guys might have three, four All-Ireland medals, but they’re the same as everyone else.

“That was one of the key things that Heffo always drove home, that you were just here to do your part and then keep going.”

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