Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Dublin by one point win absorbing All Ireland football final

Dublin by one point win absorbing All Ireland football final

A Dublin City Councillor says families in the capital have been left very disappointed after a decision was made not to screen tomorrow's All Ireland Football Final in Smithfield.

A goal from Con O'Callaghan with Dublin's first attack had Mayo on the back foot straight away but they battled back to lead at half-time by 0-9 to 1-5. It was cruel, heart-breaking and everything in between - but once again Mayo came up short once more, but once more Mayo will come back.

They have massive strength in depth with two former Player of the Year winners, Bernard Brogan and Michael Darragh Macauley, to call upon as well as Kevin McManamon, Paul Flynn and Eoghan O'Gara among the list of possible replacements.

Dean Rock was the hero as his late, late free saw Jim Gavin's men over the line.

"To win, however, would mean having to take down one of the best teams that the game has ever seen, the best of the modern era".

They have the same hunger as Dublin have to win.

Mayo lost nothing in defeat, losing by the same margin as past year in the replayed final, but they left Croke Park with the feeling that they could have had an extra passenger home with them.

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