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Result: Dublin 4-11 Mayo 0-11

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Here’s the teams named to start today:

Dublin

1. Ciara Trant (St. Brigid’s)

2. Martha Byrne (Cuala)
3. Sinéad Finnegan (Fingallians)
4. Rachel Ruddy (Ballyboden St Enda’s)

5. Sinéad Goldrick (Foxrock Cabinteely)
6. Niamh Collins (Foxrock Cabinteely)
7. Leah Caffrey (Na Fianna)

8. Lauren Magee (Kilmacud Crokes)
9. Olwen Carey (Thomas Davis)

10. Carla Rowe (Clann Mhuire)
11. Lyndsey Davey (Skerries Harps)
12. Nicole Owens (St Slylvester’s)

13. Sinéad Ahearne (St Sylvester’s) – captain
14. Niamh McEvoy (St Sylvester’s)
14. Noelle Healy (St Brigid’s)

Mayo

1. Yvonne Byrne (Ballyhaunis)

2. Orla Conlon (Castlebar Mitchells)
3. Sarah Tierney (Hollymount – captain)
4. Martha Carter (Carnacon)

5.  Rachel Kearns (CL McHale Rovers)
6. Marie Corbett (Carnacon)
7. Fiona Doherty (Moy Davitts)

8. Aileen Gilroy (St Brigid’s)
9. Fiona McHale (Carnacon)

10. Doireann Hughes (Carnacon)
11. Niamh Kelly (Moy Davitts)
12. Ciara Whyte (Kilmoremoy)

13. Sarah Rowe (Kilmoremoy)
14. Cora Staunton (Carnacon)
15. Grace Kelly (Moy Davitts)

The referee today is Seamus Mulvihill.

Closing in on throw-in here, who’s your tip to win this? Dublin chase a first title since 2010 while Mayo last won this championship in 2003.

Dublin 0-1 Mayo 0-0
Dublin quickly off the mark through a Sinead Aherne pointed free.

4Mins

Dublin 0-1 Mayo 0-1
And Mayo are level with their star player Cora Staunton making space under pressure on the right to fist over a point.

5Mins

First free of the day for Cora Staunton on the left wing for Mayo into Hill 16 but her shot drifts across goal and wide.

8Mins

Patient build-up play by Dublin at the other end featuring a great run by Carla Rowe but the move culminates in Nicole Owens shooting wide.

9Mins

Mayo 0-2 Dublin 0-1
Super score. Cora Staunton fires over a superb long-range free to edge Mayo in front.

9Mins

Staunton then close to adding another from play but her kicks just tails wide from play. She’s definitely causing problems early on for the Dublin defence.

9Mins

Staunton being double marked now by Dublin defenders Sinead Finnegan and Niamh Collins.

10Mins

Wides starting to tally up for Mayo, Staunton’s third shot off target. The latest from a free.

11Mins

Dublin having some trouble trying to make inroads against the Mayo rearguard around their half-back line but Nicole Owens has managed to engineer a free.

12Mins

Dublin 0-2 Mayo 0-2
And captain Sinead Aherne shows the composure to slot the ball between the posts and bring Dublin level.

13Mins

Mayo 0-3 Dublin 0-2
Dublin have plenty back in defence but Mayo find a gap and Niamh Kelly sprints clear to clip over a neat point.

14Mins

Dublin 0-3 Mayo 0-3
All square now, Aherne’s third pointed free of the game for Dublin.

14Mins

Mayo 0-4 Dublin 0-3
Mayo back in front, Staunton hooking over a point under pressure.

15Mins

Dublin 0-4 Mayo 0-4
Good play from Dublin against a packed Mayo defence and it’s their first point from play as Aherne punches the ball over the bar.

18Mins

Dublin 0-5 Mayo 0-4
Carla Rowe takes a quick free short and Aherne capitalises to shoot over her fifth point of the day. Dublin ahead by one.

19Mins

Dublin 0-5 Mayo 0-5
Sinead Goldrick is turned over in possession in midfield and Mayo counter with Grace Kelly hooking over a point

22Mins

Dublin 1-5 Mayo 0-6
Great work by Noelle Healy who got on the ball after a kickout, charged upfield and offloaded to Niamh McEvoy who stayed calm to roll a shot to the net. Mayo respond through a Cora Staunton free.

22Mins

Sub: Dublin have lost defender Sinead Finnegan through injury with Deirdre Murphy coming in to replace her.

22Mins

Dublin 1-6 Mayo 0-6
Back to a three-point game again. McEvoy lobs over a point after the hard yards were made by Lyndsey Davey.

25Mins

Aisling Tarpey is the Mayo hero just moments after being brought on in goal after Yvonne Byrne was sent to the sin bin for a foul on Sinead Aherne. Tarpey did well to tip Aherne’s penalty away and Mayo cleared.

26Mins

And now Mayo lose defender Rachel Kearns to the sin bin.

27Mins

Mayo down to 13 players and Dublin fail to capitalise with Carla Rowe shooting wide.

28Mins

What a let off for Mayo! Noelle Healy races through and it looks like she was fouled close to goal. She got the shot away but the ball hits the upright as Mayo clear. Should that have been a penalty?

31Mins

46,286 the confirmed attendance in Croke Park, record for ladies football finals.

32Mins

Dublin 1-7 Mayo 0-6
Sinead Aherne pops over a free after Lauren Magee was fouled. Dublin ahead by four.

33Mins

Nothing is going right for Cora Staunton in front of goal. She’s just hit her 8th wide of the game, the latest from a free.

38Mins

Another Dublin goal chance but Nicole Owens blazes a shot wide with Carla Rowe on her shoulder in support.

36Mins

Dublin 1-7 Mayo 0-7
Staunton on target this time from a free to cut the deficit Mayo face to three.

38Mins

Dublin carve Mayo open again but another goal chance is spurned! Noelle Healy’s shot is dragged wide after Sinead Goldrick, Carla Rowe and Sinead Aherne all involved in the move to create that opening.

40Mins

Dublin 1-8 Mayo 0-7
Aherne again on target from a free to extend Dublin’s advantage to four.

42Mins

Sub: Mayo bring in Amy Dowling for Ciara Whyte.

43Mins

Dublin 1-8 Mayo 0-8
Aileen Gilroy cuts the deficit Dublin face to three with a fine point for Mayo.

44Mins

Dublin 1-9 Mayo 0-8
Aherne shows her excellence for Dublin, winning a free with an incisive run and then converting it. Dublin by four again.

45Mins

Sub: Fiona Hudson on for Dublin for Martha Byrne.

47Mins

Dublin 1-9 Mayo 0-9
Brilliant score from Cora Staunton from play when Mayo needed it most.

48Mins

Dublin 1-10 Mayo 0-9
But Dublin instantly restore that four-point cushion as Carla Rowe raises a white flag.

49Mins

Dublin 1-10 Mayo 0-10
Three in it again as Grace Kelly curls over a Mayo point.

50Mins

Sub: Sarah McCaffrey on for Dublin for Lyndsey Davey.

52Mins

Goal for Dublin from Sarah McCaffrey!

53Mins

Dublin 2-10 Mayo 0-10
And that could be the key moment! They’ve threatened a second goal all through the second half and it’s finally arrived. Carla Rowe burst through and despite being fouled, advantage was played allowing her to release the substitute McCaffrey, who blasted the ball to the roof of the net.

56Mins

Sub: Dublin bring in Hannah O’Neill for Nicole Owens.

57Mins

Dublin 2-11 Mayo 0-10
Sinead Aherne taps over a free and Dublin are in control.

57Mins

Dublin 3-11 Mayo 0-10
They’ve lost the last three finals but Dublin are about to claim glory at last. Carla Rowe slots home their third goal and after Mayo pushed them hard in the second half, Dublin are storming clear now.

58Mins

Fourth goal for Dublin from Sarah McCaffrey!

58Mins

Dublin 4-11 Mayo 0-10
A kickout from Mayo goes astray and after Noelle Healy intercepted, she raced forward and played the ball across for McCaffrey to have the simple task of palming the ball to the net.

60Mins

Dublin 4-11 Mayo 0-11
A late consolation point for Mayo from Cora Staunton.

61Mins

After three final losses in a row, Dublin get to taste success as they make up for recent disappointments. It was comprehensive in the end but Mayo challenged them for long stages. Better team won in the finish, Dublin more clinical in front of goal. Thanks for joining us for today’s decider.

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