HUDDERSFIELD will be well represented when Gaelic football fans flock to Dublin from all over the world for tomorrow's All- Ireland final.
And many of the party which set off from the Irish Centre in Fitzwilliam Street last night will have a special interest in the showdown between Kerry and Mayo.
"Many of the Huddersfield's Irish contingent have their family roots in those two areas," said Ollie Walsh, secretary of Gaelic football club Brothers Pearse, who are based at the centre.
The rivalry will split the Brothers right down the middle.
"The parents of Andrew and Noel Kitterick, who are regular players, are big Mayo supporters, while the parents of Danny and John O'Shea are Kerry through and through," said Mr Walsh.
Mr Walsh, who as a Galway man will be a neutral at Croke Park, is a veteran at the annual showdown, which will be watched by a capa- city 79,000 crowd tomorrow.
"It's a tremendous occasion," he said. "People fly in from all over the world to be a part of it.
"Many of them don't have tickets, they just want to be in Dublin to enjoy the atmosphere."
The Croke Park groundsman is Robert Ellis, from Emley, who used to work at the Galpharm Stadium.