The Rebels take to the Hills

Sue Doherty

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Sue Doherty

There are some shocking scenes unfolding in a number of homes across Cork. Parents and even children are being seen sporting Donegal jerseys and, in one house at least, a lovely four-year-old girl, Sophie Early, is putting her mother astray in the head with her unceasing renditions of Jimmy’s Winning Matches.

There are some shocking scenes unfolding in a number of homes across Cork. Parents and even children are being seen sporting Donegal jerseys and, in one house at least, a lovely four-year-old girl, Sophie Early, is putting her mother astray in the head with her unceasing renditions of Jimmy’s Winning Matches.

Meanwhile, up in Donegal, dyed in the wool Cork fans, born and reared in the heart of the rebel county, are hiding their red and white scarves, flags and other gear away...opting instead to sport the colours of their adopted home. One such woman, Cautie McEniff, is the wife of Brian McEniff, who coached the 1992 Donegal team to All-Ireland glory.

The Donegal Democrat caught up with four such families - Gary and Hannah Mahon and their three children who live in Fermoy, Benny and Mary Dorrian of Dorrian’s Imperial Hotel in Ballyhannon, Brian and Cautie McEniff, and Noel and Carol Early, who live in Cork.

See today’s Donegal Democrat to read about how they’re coping with the excitement, passion and ...tensions?....in the run up to Sunday’s big game.