All-Ireland Day: Shay, Seamus, Skilbane and Phil Neville?

Everton’s Seamus Coleman will be cheering on his native Donegal in the All-Ireland final today and he’ll be joined by his club-captain Phil Neville.

The Irish players are nailing their colours to the mast ahead of the All-Ireland final. Shay Given and Seamus Coleman are firmly behind Donegal as is Phil Neville.

Neville, whose wife’s family are from the county, tweeted his support for Jim McGuinness’s men this morning as did Shay Given.

Earlier this week, Seamus Coleman, a hugely talented Gaelic footballer in his younger days, told how he follows the fortunes of Donegal very closely.

“The players have put in a lot of work over the last two years under Jim McGuinness so they deserve to be in the final.”

“I never got away from it. It was a big part of my life and I really, really enjoy it. I go to all the games I can go to. I’ve great time for all the [Donegal] lads.

“I’ve not seen a fitter inter-county team in a long, long time,” he added. “I don’t think there’s ever been a team in such great physical shape.

“Win or lose they need serious credit for the work they have put in for amateur players. They go on certain diet plan. It’s a full-time job for them as well.”

So does Seamus wish he could be running out at Croke Park today?

“I’m fully behind the lads and will be their biggest fan on the day but I’m happy with the road I took.”

Meanwhile, Kevin Kilbane is sure to be rooting for the green and red of Mayo, as his Irish connections are from out west. In 2008, he received the Michael Davitt International Award at the Mayo People of the Year Awards.

Even the Thai Tims are getting in on the act.

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