Alan Brogan, who had come on as a substitute, scored Dublin's fourth goal of the game with three minutes remaining, putting them four goals up. In the waning seconds of the game, Bryan Sheehan scored from a free kick. Dublin won by a score of 0-12 to Kerry's 0-9. It is their first All-Ireland title.
After the match, there was some confusion as to what would happen next season as far as the All-Ireland titles were concerned. As it turned out, Dublin retained their title and Kerry did not have another chance at winning an All-Ireland until 1987. However, in 1953, the Gaelic Athletic Association introduced the concept of back-to-back championships. This meant that a team could win its league and then go on to defend its title. Kerry did this when they defeated Dublin in 1954.
As for 1951, it was also an impressive year for Dublin. They dominated both the football and hurling competitions and earned a place in the Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland. The following season saw Dublin retain their All-Ireland title after defeating Kerry again by just one point. They continued to do well over the next few years, always being among the top teams in Ireland. However, they never managed to win another championship until 1955. After losing two games to nonebody in 1956, Dublin finally regained their title with a 4-5 to 2-4 victory over Cork in 1957.
4-9-1-18, Dublin Kerry 0-12-1-22.
Tyrone chipped away at Dublin's advantage and believed they had leveled at the finish through wing back Sean McLaughlin. However, the referee ruled that Peter Canavan had touched the ball on the ground. To the relief of Dublin players and fans, the final whistle was blown.
The game ended in a 1-22 to 1-21 draw. Both teams finished on 12 points which granted them equal status going into the play-offs. The winner was decided over two legs and the match was tied 1-1 after 90 minutes of play in Dublin. In the second half Tyrone took control as they ran out 5-6 to 2-5 winners on aggregate scoreline.
Dublin triumphed by a score of 2-12 to 1-14 to claim their 24th All-Ireland title and their first championship victory against Mayo since 1985. The game saw a record number of three-point scores as Dublin improved on their 2005 tally of five three-pointers victories while Mayo suffered their second loss in succession.
The opening quarter was relatively quiet with neither team able to assert themselves as frontrunners. However, early in the second period Dublin struck for two quick-fire goals through Colin Dunford and Eoin Liston before responding with two points from play by Ciarán Whelan. The champions continued to dominate the remainder of the half including a great run from Dunford who scored twice more within the space of four minutes to take his total to four goals. With just over ten minutes remaining Dublin had extended their lead to eight points but Mayo fought back to reduce the arrears to one goal. In the final minute of normal time Patrick Horgan scored a point to leave the interval score at 3-13 to 0-3.
In the second half Dublin were once again in control as they scored another six points without reply to seal the win. They now have 24 All-Ireland titles to their name which is also a record.
2014 The outcome was a crushing defeat for Dublin, the reigning League, Leinster, and All-Ireland champions. Donegal lead 1-8-0-10 at halftime after trailing 0-8-0-3 after 23 minutes... Dublin vs. Donegal (2014 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship)
|Event||2014 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-final|
|Referee||Joe McQuillan (Cavan)|
Kerry handed us a good hiding in 1978, but we won a Ceannarus event two months later. We overcame Dublin in Croke Park, and Kerry agreed to play the final in Roscommon. " We beat them in the Ceannarus and the All Ireland under-21 final on the same day. "That's how much of a joke they think this club is. It's a bit embarrassing really...
Kerry have won just one senior All Ireland title since then. That came in 1973 when they defeated Derry by 3-6 to 1-5 in the final at Dalymount Park. The following year Derry won the decider again - this time by 2-7 to 1-4. And so it went on... In 1979 Kerry lost out to Cork by 1-6 to 0-9. In 1980 they regained the title with a 4-11 to 1-3 victory over Clare. In 1981 they were beaten by Cork yet again - this time by 2-8 to 1-5. In 1982 they finished as runners-up for the third successive year - this time to Dublin who claimed their first All Ireland title since 1974 with a 5-10 to 1-5 win over Cork.
So, you see, it's not just a case of "once upon a time". Kerry have always been there or there abouts when it comes to the All Ireland finals. They've usually ended up on the losing side!
Kerry, on the other hand, began the competition as the reigning champions. However, they were eliminated in the All-Ireland semi-final by Galway. Dublin won the title on September 22, 1963, after defeating Galway in the All-Ireland final 1-9 to 0-10. This was their 17th All-Ireland championship, and their first in five years.
Dublin were the stronger team throughout most of the game and took a short-lived lead with just minutes left to play when Paddy McCartan scored a goal for Kerry. But just like that, Dublin lost their chance at winning back-to-back titles.
Dublin's Johnny Garrett was awarded the man of the match award. He had eight points from frees and two goals during the game.