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'Beating Dublin Was The Making Of Us' - Offaly U20 Star Reflects On Success

The Faithful had arguably their biggest scare in the Leinster final.

One of Offaly's U-20 stars believes their Leinster Final victory over Dublin was the making of them. 

Declan Kelly's men outlasted Dublin by three points despite a late onslaught in O'Moore Park last July. 

The Faithful went on to dispatch Cork and Roscommon in the All-Ireland series. 

Clonbullogue's Keith O'Neill says provincial success gave them a new lease of confidence:

'Once we beat Dublin and secured a Leinster final, that's when we knew we could beat absolutely anyone. 

We went into the Cork match - they were favourites, but we just played pure football and headed into half-time and could have been up by 10 or 12-points we were playing so well. 

We just played without fear after the Dublin match, that win was a huge confidence booster for us.'

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