One player in particular certainly enjoyed Dublin's win at the banquet
Emotion is what the GAA is all about...
All-Ireland Final Sunday has come and gone. There will be no replay the year as Dublin shut the book on the 2017 football championship with a dramatic win over a valiant Mayo side.
It wasn't to be for Mayo as Dublin showed the winning nous to keep the Sam Maguire in the capital for another 12 months at least.
The stark contrast between the joyous scenes of the Dublin players at the final whistle compared to the heartbreak of Mayo shows just how thin the line is between success and falling short.
It's enough to wet even the most stoniest of eyes...
To be so near and yet so far away is a difficult thing to take as you watch the opposition lift what you believe should be your cup.
As former All-Ireland winning hurler Brendan Bugler pointed out, emotion is one of the best things about sport and it's great to see it shown in big games.
Emotion is one of the most beautiful things about sport... show it!!!!
— Brendan Bugler (@brendanbugler) September 17, 2017
Well, one player that certainly showed his happiness at the win was Dublin's Jack McCaffrey at the winner's banquet.
McCaffrey had his day cut short with injury, but he, along with every other footballer on the Dublin and Mayo teams have worked their entire year for this moment. Those long nights, gym work, gruelling running sessions, and countless sacrifices have resulted in them coming out on top.
Why wouldn't he be happy? He's well entitled to show it.
— The Sunday Game (@TheSundayGame) September 17, 2017
The funny thing is, aside from his McCaffrey's actions at the banquet, is that a lot of people were saying the same thing about him during the interview with Stephen Cluxton and Jim Gavin, both of who are renowned for not giving much away.
— Molly Dunne (@md_camog) September 17, 2017
Jack McCaffrey saved that from being the most boring 3 and a half minutes of the GAA year https://t.co/1wmzOAZmXR
— Billy Power (@Tout93) September 17, 2017
We finally saw an entertaining interview with Jim Gavin ...thanks Jack Mccaffrey..#sundaygame
— Roy Malone (@roymalone100) September 17, 2017
But overall, seeing a player delighted at his win brought joy to a lot of people...
Great to see Jack McCaffrey knee not too bad & enjoying himself 😎#SundayGame
— Sean Cavanagh (@SeanCavanagh14) September 17, 2017
Make Jack McCaffrey captain from now, he seems like a top lad and great craic - unlike these two 😂😂😂
— Jamie Wall (@Jamwall7) September 17, 2017
Jack McCaffrey is the best thing about The Sunday Game tonight - cameraman stop cropping in so tight! 🤣
— Hazel Nolan (@HNolan101) September 17, 2017
Jack McCaffrey is winning this entire show of #SundayGame and the Banquet in general! Give him footballer of the year 😂😂😂
— Rob Timony (@RobTimony) September 17, 2017
Could ye interview Jack McCaffrey for the craic lads?? #sundaygame
— Donna Martin (@DonnaMartin03) September 17, 2017
Honest to god that Jack McCaffrey carry on has perked me up a bit, someone is enjoying themselves! 🙈
— Lisa Lawlor (@Lisa_Lawlor) September 17, 2017
Jack McCaffrey is certainly enjoying the win !! 😂😂 Gas man
— Marc Ó Sé (@osemarc2) September 17, 2017