Meath star Niamh O’Sullivan says the Royals were motivated by the ‘one-hit-wonder’ tag that was attached to them going into this past season.
Eamonn Murray’s side captured their county’s first ever All-Ireland ladies senior football title in September last year and the end of last month saw the backing up of that success with a convincing victory over Kerry to retain the Brendan Martin Cup at Croke Park.
"Last year, we were all probably a bit shocked that we won the All-Ireland," said the Dunshaughlin native.
"Even in the dressing-room afterwards we were just sitting there and couldn't believe it.
"The whole 'one-hit-wonder’ tag really helped us with our motivation this year. We really wanted to go out and prove a point to people that we didn’t win by fluke last year.
"This year was definitely more special. After the final, we all went back to the dressing-room, sat in a circle and sang songs, it definitely a moment that will live long in my memory.
"We got over the line just about in some games but I think that’s the sign of a great time."Tweet