DUBLIN v MAYO A BLAST FROM THE PAST

It’s almost upon us the final countdown to the 2016 All Ireland SFC Final is well and truly on and if it’s anything like the previous meetings it should be a cracking game. With that in mind we thought we would take a look back at one of those previous games.

So where better to start than last years All Ireland Semi-Final Replay played in front of a packed Croke Park in glorious sunshine and an electric atmosphere.

Mayo had snatch a draw the week before as they overturned a seven point deficit against a Dublin side that was slightly off the pace in the closing stages after an easy passage to the semi final.

Dublin were a much different outfit in the replay and although Mayo played well in the first half to see the sides tied at 0-10 apiece at the break.

Dublin and Mayo were still level midway through the second half, but a powerful surge in the final quarter from the boys in blue which included three goals scored by Bernard Brogan, Philly McMahon and a thunderous shot from Kevin McManamon, sealed victory for the Dubs by 3-15 to 1-14 and earned them a place in the All Ireland Final against Kerry which they won by three points.