PIC: Paddy Losty would have appreciated the Galway Pintman flag in Hill 16 yesterday 2 years ago

PIC: Paddy Losty would have appreciated the Galway Pintman flag in Hill 16 yesterday

Maureen will have had her work cut out putting fries on for Galway people on Monday morning.

Galway fans brought plenty of colour to Croke Park on Sunday and after the match was over, it was great to see David Burke pay tribute to "the 16th man" and to see the Galway players do a lap of honour to show their appreciation for the supporters' efforts.

Burke didn’t single out any one fan, of course, but if he had, he might have mentioned the bearer of a flag on Hill 16 featuring an ode to a man, who, alongside the Galway hurlers, has been one of the biggest stories of 2017.

Paddy Losty wasn’t mentioned by name on a maroon flag spotted on Hill 16 by Sportsfile's Ramsey Cardy, but one of the many memorable phrases in a verse inspired by him was; Galway didn’t quite manage 45 points, but they made a good fist of it all the same.

Judging by the celebrations in the aftermath of the game in Galway city on Sunday evening, we’re sure there were plenty of Galway fans looking for the fry this morning and no doubt even more who are prepared to “go at it agin” when the team arrive back this afternoon.

Let’s just hope that, amidst the madness, that everyone's shirts manage to remain on everyone’s backs.

Main image via Inpho and Facebook/Pintmen Posting