After months of training, preparation, analysis and 61 matches, we are left with two teams battling it out to take home the Sam Maguire Cup this Sunday. Can Dublin make it 3 in-a-row or can Mayo avenge last year’s final loss to win the All-Ireland for the 4th time in their history.
Road to the Final
Current champions Dublin have played 5 matches to reach this year’s final in Croke Park, averaging 2-21 scored and 0-12 against. Dublin’s path to the final has been relatively straight forward compared to their opponents’.
Mayo have had to play 9 times, almost twice as many as the Dubs, with two matches going to replays and another two going to extra-time. On average, Mayo have scored 1-19 and conceded 1-13. Not having a tight and competitive match until the final could prove to be Dublin’s downfall, but on the flipside perhaps Mayo’s gruelling schedule will take a toll on them come September 17th. Who will benefit the most from their respective roads to the final? We will have to wait until Sunday to find out.
It is expected that both teams will line out the as they were for their semi-finals with Diarmuid Connolly being the only exception. It speaks to the depth of Jim Gavin’s side to be able to have the ability to leave the likes of Connolly, Bernard Brogan and Michael Darragh McCauley off the starting 15 and still have plenty of firepower in the line-up. Although Mayo will not have the same strength in depth, this Mayo team is without a doubt one of the most talented they have produced, but will need to keep injuries to a minimum and discipline to a maximum to ensure their star players remain on the field.
Ways to Win
For Dublin, it is rather simple, play as you have been all year and you will have a great chance of walking away with Sam. Some pundits have made reference to the fact that many of the young Dublin forwards have not faced the defensive pressure that Mayo can offer when kicking points, and this will be one of the keys paths to a potential Mayo victory. The Connacht team cannot afford to allow the Dublin forwards time on the ball, as they have seen what they are capable of time and time again throughout the year. Dublin scoring points is as predictable as the winning team ending up in Coppers, so although Mayo will have to keep Dublin’s points tally to a minimum, their forwards will have to be in top form and not let the game get away from them early on.
Dublin are one win away from being called the greatest team to ever play the game, and it is going to take a monumental effort and performance from Mayo to prevent that from happening. The perennial second place finishers will not buy into any of the media hype leading up to the match, and will be confident they can finally get the job done come Sunday afternoon. Tune in at 3.30 pm to see which way it will go!
The Summer (*cough*) might be drawing to a close, but September in this fair city of ours is still filled with a whole host of great things to do. From festivals to major sporting events, Lynk have drilled down the top events to get involved with this September.
With the summer coming to an end, it’s time to start planning the next few weekends and make the most of the waning warmth! In today’s blog, we are recommending 5 of our favourite Dublin day trips to take; no need to travel across the country, we’ve got everything you need right here in the capital!
Summertime in Dublin is filled with endless activities and events, from food markets to music festivals and everything in between, we’ve got it all, but one thing that has remained a constant in Dublin’s heart is the GAA.
We are back with another round-up of Lynk’s top things to do in the month of July. From live sport to live music with some street performers in the middle, July has it all. Keep reading and fill your weekends with one of the many activities we have picked out for you!
Ireland is famous for its music scene and the amount of talent coming to our shores in the next two weeks alone proves this point. We have created a list of some of our top-picks for upcoming gigs & events in Dublin – let’s just hope this weather keeps up!
Looking for something to do this weekend? Lynk has got you covered with the following roundup of the top things to do in Dublin this weekend.
Summer is just around the corner and with the events calendar jam-packed this year, we decided to put together Lynk’s top events to look out for over the coming months.
As Easter rolls around and most people enjoy a 4 day long weekend, Lynk have put together some of the happenings around Dublin for you and your family to enjoy!
A simple tap of a few buttons on your smartphone and poof, a Lynk taxi will appear in a matter of minutes – but where did the modern day taxi originate?
After working together for the past two years, Lynk have merged with Blackrock Cabs to add another local area to their expanding network.
St. Patrick’s Day, 17th March, is Ireland’s national holiday and with events and parties planned throughout Dublin City we’re giving you some tips to make sure your taxi service is as smooth as possible.
This Valentine’s Day, we’re dedicating ourselves to bringing all the last minute lovers together. We are offering our lovely customers €5 off fares with the code CUPIDCAB5 through the Lynk app on February 14th.
Check out Lynk’s round-up of 2016!
Lynk is looking for an imaginative and proactive person to become the next Business Development Manager for the company.
To help you decide which spot suits you, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 spookiest places to celebrate Halloween…
Dublin bus have announced they have 11 more strikes scheduled for the coming month, but don’t despair just yet, Lynk are here to help.
In no particular order …..
Want to work for Ireland’s second largest and most ambitious taxi app company? Well here’s your chance…. We are on the lookout for exceptional people who can make a difference to our close-knit company. We are expanding and are now recruiting Customer Service Sensations to join our busy call centre team.
15th August 2016
Lynk, the Dublin taxi app, has just announced a new city wide Pokémon Go tour service, in order to meet significant demand.
Looking for something to keep you entertained as August gets off to a (somewhat) summery start? Lynk has got you covered with our wrap up of the top things to add to your ‘must see’ list!
A year and half since the launch Lynk – the largest taxi company in Ireland – Noel Ebbs, the founder of Lynk, has announce he is launching new division to his company – LynkPro.
Barack doesn’t even get to keep his shamrocks?! Learn why from our St Patricks Day facts below.
St. Patrick’s Day, 17th March, is Ireland’s national holiday and a day when the whole country (and the world) will celebrate all things green and Irish.
Lynk have teamed up with St Michael’s House again this year, to help support their “Bring a Book, Buy a Book” campaign. St. Michael’s House provide services for people with intellectual disabilities and we are always delighted to take part in this campaign.
Not all superheroes wear capes – some wear head-sets!
There is just ONE DAY REMAINING to download the Lynk App and claim your FREE €10 Lynk Taxi Credit – so make sure you download the app and avail of your credit today!
Lynk are delighted to announce that we have received an honour in The Public Sector Magazine, Excellence in Business Awards 2015. We have been awarded Outright Winner for Public Sector Transport App.
Want to WIN free taxis for a semester?
Lynk have teamed up with our mates at Ginthai to offer you a great night out, minus the stress and at a mere fraction of the cost!
It’s the last of the Bank Holidays before the Irish Summer (cough!) starts to draw to a close and Lynk have you covered with a list of fun weekend events.
Not heading off on your Summer holidays just yet, and looking for something to keep you entertained this weekend? We’ve got you covered!
Here at Lynk we want to help you see all the best beer gardens around Dublin. Dublin has lots of really great beer gardens, and Lynk have decided to list their favourites to help you on your way to enjoying the perfect evening.
Planning to head away for the bank holiday weekend? Lynk want to show you some of the hidden gems you may or may not have heard of around the city for the weekend ahead.
Not a great way to start the Bank Holiday weekend. But hey, not all is lost – we’re here to help if we can. Thousands of our hard working drivers will be hard at the wheel to get you there.
Due to the Dublin bus strikes across the City as well as nationwide over the course of the next few days, Lynk are expecting significant delays in their services.
Lynk Frontman, Noel Ebbs, Explains The National Taxi Fare Increases
Lynk Taxi Brand Ambassadors were busy last Thursday, March 26th, in 8 locations across Dublin including St Stephens Green, Harcourt Street, Grand Canal, Pearse Street and Ballsbridge.
Lynk, Dublin’s first home grown taxi app, is expanding this month with the addition of 200 drivers to its’ ranks. The extension comes following a merger with Blue Cabs, Dublin’s third largest taxi company.
This week Lynk has collaborated with the stunning Powerscourt Hotel through Facebook for a giveaway competition.
This week Lynk has given away €50 worth of credit to the winners of the Joe.ie/Her.ie online competitions!
#Lovelynk: Lynk taxi app lands in time for Valentine’s Day with chat-up line competition
Dublin’s first home-grown taxi app wants the city’s best chat up lines.
#Lovelynk: Dublin’s first home-grown taxi app launches in the city today.
Lynk taxi app launches across Dublin city today with €25 credit with every download
Welcome to Lynk, Dublin’s newest innovative taxi app!
Here at Lynk, we’ve more than 2,500 Garda-vetted, full time drivers. You the consumer have asked, and we’ve listened.