Butterbean, Viktor Krum and Eric Cantona amongst the idols of Dublin’s All-Ireland team

MAYBE WE’RE LATE to the party but looking at the Dublin player profiles ahead of the All-Ireland final with Kerry, you have to applaud the novelty of their childhood sporting heroes.

While there are a few predictable enough choices such as Roy Keane and Muhammad Ali, others have opted for more left-field choices, including former Croatia and Real Madrid striker Davor Suker, American boxer Butterbean and Viktor Krum (from Harry Potter).

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Check out a select view below, but the comprehensive list can be found on the Dublin GAA website.

Michael Fitzsimons – Davor Suker
Jack McCaffrey – Viktor Krum (from Harry Potter)
Eric Lowndes – Trevor Giles
James McCarthy, Denis Bastick – Muhammad Ali
Jonny Cooper – Kieran McGeeney
Cian O’Sullivan, Eoghan O’Gara, Paul Flynn – Roy Keane
Michael Darragh MacAuley, Kevin McManamon – Michael Jordan
Dean Rock – Jonny Wilkinson
Paddy Andrews – Eric Cantona
Diarmuid Connolly – Butterbean
Tomas Brady – Brian Corcoran

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