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Dublin Footballers
    Cavan Footballers
      • 76'

        Dublin 1-24 0-12 Cavan, Croke Park Result

      • 74'

        Cormac Costello point

      • 74'

        Thomas Galligan

      • 72'

        Dean Rock point

      • Brian Fenton point

      • 66'

        Robbie McDaid GOAL

      • 62'

        James Smith point

      • 60'

        Martin Reilly point, Cavan trail by 11pts

      • 58'

        Paul Mannion point

      • 56'

        Con O'Callaghan and McDaid points for Dublin, 11pts up

      • 55'

        Martin Reilly point

      • 53'

        Ciaran Kilkenny mark

      • 53'

        Philly McMahon on for Jonny Cooper

      • 52'

        Con O'Callaghan point, Dublin lead 17pts to 8pts at the water-break

      • 47'

        Thomas Galligan

      • 46'

        Ciaran Kilkenny point, probably should have been a goal

      • 44'

        Lovely Cavan score by Conor Madden

      • 44'

        Killian Clarke

      • 43'

        Paddy Small point, Dublin now lead by 8pts

      • 41'

        Nice score from Fenton

      • 40'

        James Smith wide, Cavan kicking far too many wides

      • 39'

        Con O'Callaghan fisted point puts Dublin 6pts up

      • 36'

        Wide from McDaid

      • 35'

        Dublin 0-12 0-07 Cavan, Half time in Croke Park

      • 35'

        Oisin Kiernan gets Cavan within 5pts at half time

      • 35'

        Paddy Small point

      • 35'

        Conor Smith wide

      • 34'

        Paddy Small wide

      • 33'

        Rock puts Dublin 5pts up

      • 31'

        Niall Scully goal shot is saved

      • 29'

        Chris Conroy point from a free

      • 27'

        KIlkenny point

      • 24'

        Padraig Faulkner wide

      • 22'

        Gearoid McKiernan with a free, Cavan trail by 4pts

      • 21'

        Dean Rock from play

      • 20'

        Conor Smth with a wide

      • 19'

        Lovely score from Brian Fenton

      • 17'

        Ciaran Brady with a nice score, Cavan trail by 3pts at the water-break

      • 16'

        Dean Rock with a mark

      • 14'

        Another score from Dean Rock

      • 12'

        Poor wide by John Small

      • 10'

        Dublin lead by 2pts thanks to Dean Rock

      • 10'

        Dublin lead by 2pts thanks to Dean Rock

      • 9'

        Con O’Callaghan gives Dublin the lead

      • 9'

        Poor wide by James Smith

      • 7'

        Stunning score from Tomas Galligan, its 3pts each and Dublin have breeze

      • 6'

        Robbie McDaid with a good score for Dublin

      • 5'

        Nice score from Brian Fenton

      • 4'

        Really nice score from Cavan by James Smith

      • 3'

        Poor wide by Dean Rock

      • 2'

        Ciaran Kilkenny levels it up with a nice score from play

      • 1'

        Martin Reilly opens the scoring

      • Jonny Cooper starts, with Brian Howard on the bench.

      • Dublin : Stephen Cluxton; Michael Fitzsimons, Davy Byrne, Eoin Murchan; James McCarthy, John Small, Robbie McDaid; Brian Fenton, Brian Howard; Niall Scully, Ciaran Kilkenny, Sean Bugler; Paddy Small, Con O’Callaghan, Dean Rock.

      • Cavan team: Raymond Galligan; Jason McLoughlin, Padraig Faulkner, Killian Clarke; Gerard Smith, Ciaran Brady, Luke Fortune; Thomas Galligan, Killian Brady; Martin Reilly, Gearoid McKiernan, Oisin Kiernan; Conor Madden, Chris Conroy, Conor Smith.


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      Dublin 1-24


      5:30pm start time for Dublin v Cavan – Live score commentary from the All-Ireland football semi-final, we also have the starting team news.

      Dublin : Stephen Cluxton; Michael Fitzsimons, Davy Byrne, Eoin Murchan; James McCarthy, John Small, Robbie McDaid; Brian Fenton, Brian Howard; Niall Scully, Ciaran Kilkenny, Sean Bugler; Paddy Small, Con O’Callaghan, Dean Rock.

      Last weekend, the hurling semi-finals provided us with our GAA fix and didn’t disappoint. Now, the Gaelic semi-finals take centre stage, and on paper, they may not be as well matched. But as has been the way throughout the Championship, major upsets are never too far away. First up is Cavan vs Dublin on Saturday evening.

      Among all the outsiders to record big wins in this year’s championship, no team has caused more upset than Cavan. The Ulster men would not have been backed by many to advance from the most competitive of the provincial Championships. Yet, they find themselves in an All-Ireland semi-final after winning their first Anglo-Celt Cup since 1997.

      Firstly, Cavan provided an opening round shock by coming from seven points down to beat Monaghan in extra time. On that occasion, goalkeeper Raymond Galligan was the hero with a last-minute 55-metre free to send the Breffni men through.

      Next, a run-of-the-mill win over Antrim was less of a headline. But, that was followed by another big turnaround. Micky Graham’s men beat Down in the semi-final despite being down by eight at the interval.

      Most recently, they came up against Donegal in the final. Before the game, many were already matching up Donegal and Dublin with the belief that the O’Donnell men possessed the last chance to dethrone the Dubs. However, Cavan continued to rewrite the script.

      At half-time, there was just two between the teams in Donegal’s favour. Cavan continued to plug away though and soon edged ahead. Then, in the closing moments Gearoid McKiernan floated a long ball into the Donegal square that Shaun Patton failed to deal with. As a result, Conor Madden put the ball in the net to ensure the game was beyond Donegal’s reach.

      Despite the mass murmurings suggesting Cavan would have preferred to play Dublin outside of Croke Park, the Breffni men will be relishing the challenge. A chance to play in GAA headquarters has always been a just reward for the Provincial winners. Furthermore, Graham’s side have already proved they can put it up to the best.

      Deadly Dublin

      Unlike their semi-final opponents, Dublin progressed to this stage in a more typical manner. The five-in-a-row winners haven’t taken their foot off the gas and have seamlessly adjusted to life after Jim Gavin. The new man Dessie Farrell hasn’t been afraid to juggle the team that brought so much success. The emergence of Sean Bugler and Robbie McDaid is a prime example of the embarrassment of riches at Farrell’s disposal. Likewise, Paddy Small has kept Paul Mannion in reserve thus far.

      They won their three Leinster Championship games against Westmeath, Laois and Meath by a combined 54 points. Perhaps even more impressively, they seem to have only been operating in third gear.

      With the absence of Donegal and Kerry from the All-Ireland series of the Championship, all the money will be on Dublin to complete an unprecedented six-in-a-row. The only real unknown for many is who Farrell will select. Will he continue with his blend of old and new? Or will the likes of Brian Howard, Paul Mannion and Kevin McManamon force their way into the fifteen? Similarly, Cormac Costello continues to impress with every display. Costello successfully appealed against his red card against Meath making him available this weekend.

      Those who are already lining up a Dublin vs Mayo Final for the third time in five years run the risk of speaking prematurely. This year’s Championship has been the most unpredictable in recent memory. However, for all of Cavan’s achievements in Ulster, Dublin are a different animal, especially in Croke Park.

      The game is live on RTÉ and Sky Sports Mix.

      Dublin are 1/50 favourites. On the other hand, Cavan are 16/1 and a draw is 33/1.

      Prediction: Dublin.


      SFC Semi-Final: Cavan vs Dublin, Saturday, December 5th, 17:30 (Croke Park).  

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      DateTimeLeagueSeasonMatch DayFull Time
      December 5, 202017:30All Ireland Championship 2020202103/12/202070'


      Croke Park, Dublin
      Croke Park, Jones\'s Road, Clonliffe East, Ballybough B ED, Dublin 3, Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, D01 WY49, Ireland


      # PlayerPosition
      Philly McMahonDefender
      David ByrneDefender
      Brian FentonMidfielder
      Dean RockForward
      James McCarthyDefender
      Stephen CluxtonGoal Keeper
      Evan ComerfordGoal Keeper
      Michael FitzsimonsDefender