Jim Gavin’s Dubs join Wexford and Kerry as four in a row champions.

Dublin 2-17
Tyrone 1-14

No more than this side deserves, but Dublin once again rewrote the history books this afternoon in front of a capacity crowd in Croke Park.

Captain Stephen Cluxton lifted Sam Maguire aloft for his fifth time as Dublin’s on field general.

The difference between today’s result and their other finals was this was their biggest winning margin. And it could have been different not for the conversion of Peter Harte’s second half penalty.

Tyrone to their credit dominated the first quarter and at 0-05 to 0-01, there was some concern among Dublin fan. But when Paul Mannion converted a penalty after being fouled by Tiarnan McCann the game swung back in the champions balance and stayed that way for the remainder of the 77 minutes.

Nine minutes after Mannion scored, Jonny Cooper was taken down. He quickly tapped the free to Niall Scully who in turned slipped it Con O’Callaghan. Con dummied Michael McKiernan and returned the ball to Scully who palmed it into the net.

Dublin Close Out In Style

Tyrone tried in vain to claw back the 2-07 to 0-06 half time score after the break but Dublin had a reply for each score. On 48 minutes it was 2-11 to 0-11 after a Cathal McShane point. And for a 15 minute spell there were only 4 additional scores with Dublin claiming three of them. One from Brian Fenton and a brace from Dean Rock.

With a 2-14 to 0-12 advantage, Dublin looked to have the game boxed off. Then Harte stuck home the penalty, Small saw yellow for a second time and then red. Lee Brennan sent over a free and suddenly it was 2-14 to 1-13 with six minutes of injury-time still to be played.

But Dublin finished in style, outscoring Tyrone again by 0-03 to 0-01 in additional time and comfortably claimed the sixth All Ireland title in eight years.

Scorers for Dublin:

Dean Rock 0-7 (3f, 1 ’45)
Paul Mannion 1-01
Niall Scully 1-00
Ciarán Kilkenny 0-03
Brian Fenton 0-02
Jack McCaffrey 0-01
Brian Howard 0-01
Michael Darragh MacAuley 0-01
Kevin McManamon 0-01

Scorers for Tyrone:

Peter Harte 1-01 (1-0 pen, 1f)
Lee Brennan 0-03 (3f)
Connor McAliskey 0-03 (1f)
Mark Bradley 0-02
Cathal McShane 0-02
Pádraig Hampsey 0-01
Tiernan McCann 0-01
Kieran McGeary 0-01


1. Stephen Cluxton
2. Philly McMahon
3. Cian O’Sullivan
4. Eoin Murchan
5. John Small
6. Jonny Cooper
7. Jack McCaffrey
8. Brian Fenton
9. James McCarthy
10. Niall Scully
11. Con O’Callaghan
12. Brian Howard
13. Paul Mannion
14. Ciaran Kilkenny
15. Dean Rock

Dublin Substitutes:

21. Michael Fitzsimons for O’Sullivan (inj) (26)
19. Cormac Costello for Scully (52)
20. Darren Daly for Murchan (58)
25. Kevin McManamon for Mannion (58)
23. Eric Lowndes for Cooper (63)
24. Michael Darragh MacAuley for Rock (67)


1. Niall Morgan
2. Michael McKernan
3. Ronan McNamee
4. Padraig Hampsey
5. Tiernan McCann
10. Mattie Donnelly
18. Rory Brennan
8. Colm Cavanagh
9. Cathal McShane
12. Kieran McGeary
11. Niall Sludden
7. Peter Harte
13. Mark Bradley
25. Conor Meyler
15. Connor McAliskey

Tyrone Substitutes:

17. Lee Brennan for Meyler (39)
6. Frank Burns for Sludden (46)
14. Richard Donnelly for McAliskey (49)
20. Harry Loughran for McGeary (black card) (49)
26. Ronan O’Neill for Bradley (64)