Dublin demolish Mayo dreams
All-Ireland SFC semi-final: Dublin 3-14 Mayo 1-10
Jim Gavin's Dublin marched on to the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final and remain on course for a record five in a row after a second-half demolition of Mayo.
At half-time there was a faint whiff of an upset - Mayo ahead by two points after they produced an excellent opening period - but that lead was utterly blown away within 12 minutes of the teams coming back out after the interval.
Dublin reigned supreme destroying Mayo's dreams, hitting 2-6 to no score in that magical spell, both goals netted by the quick feet of Con O’Callaghan.
Tyrone or Kerry await in the September 1 SFC final showdown at Croke Park, Dublin.
Dublin: S Cluxton; D Byrne, J Cooper, M Fitzsimons; J McCaffrey, J McCarthy, J Small; B Fenton (1-1), M D Macauley; N Scully (0-1), C O’Callaghan (2-0), B Howard (0-1); P Mannion (0-5), D Rock (0-6 frees), C Kilkenny.
Substitutes: C O’Sullivan for Macauley (50); E Murchan for Small (63); C Costello for Mannion (66); P McMahon for Cooper (69); D Connolly for Scully (71); P Andrews for O’Callaghan (71).
Yellow cards: Small (19); Fenton (30); Macauley (34)
Black card: Costello (76, not able to be replaced).
Mayo: R Hennelly; C Barrett, B Harrison, S Coen (0-1); L Keegan (1-0), C Boyle (0-1), A O’Shea; M Ruane, S O’Shea (0-1); F McDonagh, D Vaughan, P Durcan (0-2); C O’Connor (0-3, 0-2 frees), D O’Connor, J Carr (0-1).
Substitutes: K Higgins for Vaughan (29); K McLoughlin for McDonagh (49); A Moran for Carr (53); E O’Donoghue for Boyle (58); T Parsons for S O’Shea (61); F Boland (0-1) for D O’Connor (69).
Yellow cards: Ruane (23); Coen (33); Keegan (41); C O’Connor (45 and 73); McLoughlin (69).
Red card: C O’Connor (73, second yellow).
Referee: Conor Lane (Cork).