Photographer: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
Equipment: Nikon D3s, 600mm lens
Location: Croke Park, Dublin
Describe what’s happening in the picture: Dublin captain Bryan Cullen lifts the Sam Maguire cup after beating Kerry in the 2011 All-Ireland Football Final.
Why is this an important moment: This was a huge moment for Dublin as they had not won the Sam Maguire since 1995 and were underdogs going into the match against Kerry.
What makes this picture special: This was a very lucky shot as traditionally the best cup lifting pictures are taken from straight on. I was to the right of Bryan Cullen but he turned to face me as he lifted the cup. At this exact moment I managed to catch the flash from another camera giving Bryan the dramatic light halo.