"We were conscious of the occasion"

November 23, 2020

Tipperary captain Conor Sweeney gets set to pull the trigger against Cork

Tipperary captain Conor Sweeney says the Premier men were very much “conscious of the occasion and all the history with it” going into yesterday’s Munster SFC final against Cork.

David Power’s side wore commemorative jerseys to mark the centenary of Bloody Sunday as they upset Cork for their county’s first senior provincial football crown in 85 years.

"We were conscious of the jersey. We were conscious of the occasion and all the history with it. But as players we had to park it, because we had a match to go and win,” Sweeney told Sky Sports.

“We didn't want to get caught up or distracted with the whole build-up. It's only now that we can reflect and enjoy it as much as we can. We all know what went on.

"It's a really emotional year for the GAA, especially Tipperary people and Dublin people. It's a privilege to be involved. But first and foremost as players was to prepare for a match and go out and win it. Thankfully we've done that and now we can enjoy the history behind it all."

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