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Last Updated: Sunday, 17 September 2006, 16:18 GMT 17:18 UK
O'Connor savours All-Ireland win
Kerry manager Jack O'Connor
Jack O'Connor's Kerry side romped to victory over Mayo
Jack O'Connor lavished praise on his Kerry team after the landslide win over Mayo in the All-Ireland football final.

"It is a great day, the sort you dream about," said manager O'Connor following the 4-15 to 3-5 win at Croke Park.

"We started like a house on fire but let Mayo back into it. The fact that they got a few scores before half-time kept us on our toes in the second half.

"I cannot speak highly enough of the players. They have given everything for three years. It has been a great time."

Dejected Mayo boss Mickey Moran admitted his side had fallen well short on the big occasion.

"We did not produce the football we are capable of although the lads gave everything," said Moran.

"Ten minutes gone, 10 points down. It is hard to come back from that.

"There seems to be a jinx on Mayo and I am sorry for the supporters.

"I thank them for all the support they have given us. This is the most enjoyable set-up I have ever been involved with.

"We worked hard all year and I am disappointed we did not show the football we can play, but that was down to Kerry.

"They were the better team although we have come a long way in the past year.

"Some decisions and wee breaks may have gone against us but Kerry worked hard for it and I congratulate them."

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