It's All Ireland Final Day And Dublin Expect Toughest Challenge Yet

Remigio Civitarese
Settembre 17, 2017

The Dublin manager has kept faith with the same 15 that started against Tyrone in the All-Ireland semi final last month.

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"If this current Dublin side played Mayo ten times, they'd win nine". The Westport man's strike put Mayo into a 1-12 to 1-11 lead and got the Mayo faithful believing.

Then, just when we looked set for another replay between this pair was on the cards, Dean Rock did this...

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They had Dublin rattled and continued to rattle them as the second half developed, with the defence - and Chris Barrett in particular - all superb, while both Stephen Cluxton and David Clarke were called into action. Mayo came straight back at them and Cillian O'Connor pulled Mayo level with a fine score.

Fatigue should not be a factor, however, and battle-hardened Mayo's long summer adventure could be a significant advantage.

Sunday's game will be their tenth championship match of the summer, with the team bidding to emulate Tyrone who won the 2005 All-Ireland title after a hectic 10-match schedule. They know no other way.

Wing-back Colm Boyle will make his 90th Mayo appearance with Aidan O'Shea named at centre-forward and his brother Seamus in midfield.

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