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02nd Sep 2019

All The Mad Reaction To Yesterday’s Thrilling All-Ireland Football Final

James Fenton

And breathe.

More than a few Dublin and Kerry fans will be waking up with sore heads this morning after a long evening of anticlimactic reflection on what they had just witnessed. The best part is, they get to do it all again in two weeks time.

To be fair, it wasn’t just Dubs and Kingdom fans that were captivated for an hour and a half yesterday evening as nails were chewed and beermats were ripped up across the land.

With Dublin leading by four points going into the break, many would have written Kerry off but that was before Johnny Cooper was sent off just before half-time. The Kingdom fought their way back into it, thanks largely to a Killian Spillane goal and the nation held its breath as Dublin’s Dean Rock lined up a free to win the game in injury-time, only to see his shot go wide.

With a final score of 1-16 each, the replay has been set for Saturday September 14 and if yesterday’s enthralling encounter is anything to go by, we’re in for another day of unrelenting drama.

Here’s what supporters made of yesterday’s action…

Whatever happens, let’s hope for another cracker in a fortnight’s time.

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