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'I've scored goals here, cried, cheered': Lindsay Peat takes us to her favourite spot in Dublin

In the first instalment of our new series, we take a sports-fuelled drive to Dublin 3.

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WELCOME TO DUBLIN Drives with DoneDeal, where we’ll be taking a series of drives with familiar Dublin faces to their favourite spots around the capital.

First up: Multi-sport hero Lindsay Peat joins our presenter David O’Caoimh for a spin from her family home in Artane to Croke Park, in a brand new Mazda CX5.

“It’s a bloodflow of blue and navy. You all gather on Clonliffe Rd and everyone’s walking up, you’re starting to sing…”

Growing up in Artane, surrounded by fellow sports lovers and members of the Artane Band, Lindsay’s connection to Croke Park goes back as far as she can remember.

As a fan, she’s always loved the “buzz and energy” of matchdays, with hordes of people making their way through Drumcondra and into the stands. And in her adult life, the stadium has gained new significance – it’s where she fought for three All-Ireland titles with the Dublin Ladies Football senior team, winning one of them in 2010.

GAA isn’t the only sport where Lindsay has achieved superstar status – she’s also a former Irish rugby international and has represented Ireland in basketball too.

But for Lindsay, Croke Park signifies so much more than just playing GAA. For her, it’s a visual marker of her connection to the capital.

“It’s pretty surreal to be honest,” says Lindsay of her connection with Croker, both as a fan and a player. “I’ve scored goals here, cried, celebrated, ran up Clonliffe Road to Quinn’s, driven into the stadium on the bus. I’ve lived all the memories that I would have seen on TV.”

Watch the video above as we take Lindsay on a drive through her beloved northside and hear what makes the area so special to her.

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