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Dermot Crowe: Louth football has risen from the ashes of 2010 to face a bright future


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Joe Sheridan about to throw the ball into the Louth net for Meath’s winning ‘goal’ in the 2010 Leinster final. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile

Until Louth win a Leinster title, the men of 2010 may not find peace. Successful teams sometimes tire of their deeds being recalled in counties going through extended periods of deprivation. But the Louth men of 14 years past have a heavier millstone around their necks.

It is like all the nearly-teams, and what-might-have-beens. The Limerick hurlers of the mid-1990s. The numerous Mayo football sides that blinked in victory’s face. What happened Louth in 2010 is well documented and needs no added time here. The people involved moved on as best they could. The only therapy was to keep playing the game, to turn up the next day. What else was there?

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