Highlights – Dublin to All-Ireland final after result against Monaghan.
Dublin’s late surge secures All-Ireland Final berth
In what was a hugely competitive game at Croke Park, Dublin put in a superb performance as they defeated Monaghan to reach their first All-Ireland championship final in three years.
Dublin’s Strong Finish Turns The Tide
After a hard-fought battle that saw both teams level for most of the game, Dublin switched gears in the final quarter of an hour, outscoring Monaghan by 1-5 to 0-1. Their impressive run led them to a 1-17 to 0-13 victory.
Monaghan’s Spiritual Power Diminishes
Although the final score did not reflect their efforts, Vinny Corey’s Monaghan impressed, especially in the first half. Cormac Costello’s late free gave Dublin a 0-8 to 0-7 lead at the break, although Monaghan were the better team this time.
Dublin’s Struggle to Establish an Important Leader
As with Mayo in the past, Dublin struggled to pull away from their opponents after the break. Monaghan’s Conor McManus delivered vital points, and with just 10 minutes to go, the semi-final clash was 12 points apiece.
Dublin Gets Some Equipment At Last
However, at this critical moment, Dessie Farrell’s team from Dublin stepped up their game. Senior players such as Brian Fenton, Paul Mannion, and substitute Jack McCaffrey contributed greatly with well-taken points. In addition, Dean Rock, entering the game as a substitute, made a big impact, scoring 1-1, including a close goal late in injury time to seal the victory.
Using their experience and rising to the occasion, Dublin secured a hard-fought win against Monaghan, securing their place in the All-Ireland final.
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