Video Highlights – Dublin in the All-Ireland final after the result against Monaghan.
Dublin’s Late Surge secures final berth across Ireland
In a closely contested game at Croke Park, Dublin showed exceptional timing as they beat Monaghan to advance to their first All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final in three years.
Dublin’s solid finish bucks the trend
After a close battle that saw the two sides go head-to-head for most of the match, Dublin switched gears in the final quarter, edging Monaghan 1-5 to 0-1. Their impressive push took them to a 1-17 to 0-13 victory.
Monaghan’s fiery effort fails
Although the final scoreline didn’t fully reflect their efforts, Vinny Corey’s Monaghan put on a spirited display, particularly in the first half. Cormac Costello’s late free gave Dublin a narrow 0-8, 0-7 lead at half-time, although Monaghan were arguably the better team during this period.
Dublin’s struggle to establish a significant lead
Similar to their previous encounter with Mayo, Dublin struggled to pull away from their opponents after the half-time break. Monaghan’s Conor McManus delivered crucial points, and with just over 10 minutes remaining, the semi-final clash was tied at 12 points apiece.
Dublin finds another outfit in the final moments
However, during this critical phase, Dessie Farrell’s Dublin side upped their game. Key players such as Brian Fenton, Paul Mannion and substitute Jack McCaffrey made vital contributions with points well taken. In addition, Dean Rock, entering the game as a substitute, had a significant impact, scoring 1-1, including a point-blank goal in injury time to effectively seal the win.
Using their experience and stepping up the crucial moments, Dublin secured a hard-fought victory over Monaghan, securing their place in the All-Ireland final.
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