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Dublin seal back-to-back All Ireland Titles with one point win over Mayo

Carl Toner

Dublin today won the All Ireland Senior Football Championship, beating Mayo by a mere point (1-15 to 1-14).

The replay was a thrilling encounter between the two sides, with Dublin narrowly edging it.

Dublin started excellent, hitting four points without reply in the opening minutes; but Mayo soon drew it level.

One of the highlight's of the game was the controversy surrounding the black card rule, with some even calling for the rule to be scrapped due to inconsistency. 

Dublin's Dean Rock scored eight times in the first half, but Mayo had not given up with Lee Keegan's goal keeping the Mayo fight alive.

At half-time Dublin edged ahead slightly, heading into the break with a one point lead; the score at 0-10 to 1-06 in their advantage. 

In what was a game tough to swallow for Mayo, they fought tremendously but Dublin's bench made an impeccable impact.

Cormac Costello came off the bench to grab himself three points.

Cillian O'Connor scored an impressive nine points, despite missing a late free that would have drew Mayo level, but had an excellent performance. 


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