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Good afternoon, folks. What a game we have in store today at Croke Park.

Dublin stand on the precipice of history, as they bid to become the first team ever to win five consecutive All-Ireland senior football titles. For Kerry, a first Sam Maguire triumph since 2014 is the objective.

The action will begin at Croke Park at 3.30pm, and we’ll keep you posted on all the major moments throughout the game right here.

16Mins

Here’s the Kerry team selected by manager Peter Keane:

1. Shane Ryan (Rathmore)

2. Jason Foley (Ballydonoghue)
3. Tadhg Morley (Templenoe)
4. Tom O’Sullivan (Dingle)

5. Paul Murphy (Rathmore)
6. Gavin Crowley (Templenoe)
7. Brian Ó Beaglaoich (An Ghaeltacht)

8. David Moran (Kerins O’Rahillys)
9. Adrian Spillane (Templenoe)

10. Gavin White (Dr Crokes — captain)
11. Sean O’Shea (Kenmare)
12. Stephen O’Brien (Kenmare)

13. David Clifford (Fossa)
14. Paul Geaney (Dingle)
15. Killian Spillane (Templenoe)

And here’s who Jim Gavin has included in Dublin‘s starting line-up:

1. Stephen Cluxton (Parnells — captain)

2. David Byrne (Naomh Olaf)
3. Jonny Cooper (Na Fianna)
4. Michael Fitzsimons (Cuala)

5. Jack McCaffrey (Clontarf)
6. James McCarthy (Ballymun Kickhams)
7. John Small (Ballymun Kickhams)

8. Brian Fenton (Raheny)
9. Michael Darragh MacAuley (Ballyboden St. Enda’s)

10. Niall Scully (Templeogue Synge Street)
11. Con Callaghan (Cuala)
12. Brian Howard (Raheny)

13. Paul Mannion (Kilmacud Crokes)
14. Dean Rock (Ballymun Kickhams)
15. Ciarán Kilkenny (Castleknock)

We’ll keep you posted if there are any pre-match adjustments.

ciaran-kilkenny-arrives Ciaran Kilkenny of Dublin arriving at Croker earlier on. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

david-moran-arrives Kerry's David Moran has his game face on. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

gary-doyle-with-daiti-ohaodha Gary Doyle from Dublin and Daithi O'hAodha from Listowel have brought plenty of colour to GAA headquarters today. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

neil-lordan-reacts-towards-tomo-culhane Galway and Cork have gone to extra-time in a thrilling minor decider. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Dublin are unchanged, but Jack Barry is in for Killian Spillane on the Kerry team.

Dublin will be playing into Hill 16 in the first half.

Let’s hear those predictions — will Sam Maguire be staying put or heading south?


Poll Results:

Dublin (501)
Draw (339)
Kerry (320)



Dublin 0-0 Kerry 0-0

David Gough has thrown the ball in and the 2019 All-Ireland senior football final is underway!

1Mins

Dublin 0-1 Kerry 0-0

With just 17 seconds on the clock, Paul Mannion wins possession and kicks the Dubs into the lead.

2Mins

Dublin 0-1 Kerry 0-0

An opportunity for Kerry to strike right back but David Clifford misses the target.

3Mins

Dublin 0-2 Kerry 0-1

Sean O’Shea brings the teams level, before Dean Rock restores Dublin’s lead.

5Mins

Dublin 0-3 Kerry 0-1

A second in a row for Rock from a close-range free.

 

6Mins

Dublin 0-3 Kerry 0-1

John Small has a shot for Dublin but he’s off balance and it sails well wide.

 

7Mins

Dublin 0-3 Kerry 0-1

CLOSE! Paul Geaney beats Stephen Cluxton with a goal attempt but it’s blocked on the line by James McCarthy.

 

7Mins

Dublin 0-3 Kerry 0-1

Dean Rock looks for his third point of the game but it drops short into the hands of Shane Ryan.

10Mins

Dublin 0-3 Kerry 0-1

Clifford gets another sight of the posts but again he kicks an uncharacteristic wide. 

11Mins

Dublin 0-3 Kerry 0-2

Clifford makes no mistake this time and Kerry are back to within a point.

 

12Mins

Dublin 0-3 Kerry 0-2

PENALTY TO KERRY!

14Mins

Dublin 0-3 Kerry 0-2

Stephen Cluxton makes a brilliant save to deny Paul Geaney and it goes out for a 45!

Jonny Cooper had been penalised for holding David Clifford under a high ball.

15Mins

Dublin 0-3 Kerry 0-3

Sean O’Shea levels the game from the 45.

Stephen Cluxton appeared to be well off his line by the time Paul Geaney struck that penalty. Expect that to be a talking point.

14Mins

Kerry 0-4 Dublin 0-3

Stephen O’Brien kicks Kerry into the lead.

16Mins

Kerry 0-4 Dublin 0-4

Paul Mannion gets his second of the game to level the scores. Paul Geaney kicked narrowly wide earlier, with HawkEye called into action.

18Mins

Kerry 0-5 Dublin 0-4

Jonny Cooper is booked for another foul on David Clifford. Sean O’Shea kicks Kerry ahead with the resultant free.

 

21Mins

Dublin 1-4 Kerry 0-5

Brilliant goal for Dublin, engineered by some superb fielding by Brian Howard. They then broke at pace before McCaffrey finished for his fourth ever championship goal.

 

22Mins

Dublin 1-4 Kerry 0-5

Dean Rock attempts to increase Dublin’s lead with a difficult free, which ultimately goes wide.

 

24Mins

Dublin 1-5 Kerry 0-5

A 45 for Dublin is expertly converted by Dean Rock and they lead by three.

25Mins

Dublin 1-6 Kerry 0-5

Rock slots over another close-range free to extend Dublin’s lead.

27Mins

Dublin 1-6 Kerry 0-5

John Small’s name is taken for a foul on Stephen O’Brien. A free to Sean O’Shea to follow.

 

27Mins

Dublin 1-6 Kerry 0-6

From just inside the 45, O’Shea splits the posts to keep Kerry in touch.

27Mins

Dublin 1-7 Kerry 0-6

Dean Rock gets one from play and Dublin are four ahead again.

 

30Mins

Dublin 1-7 Kerry 0-6

Persistent holding earns John Small a yellow card.

 

31Mins

Dublin 1-8 Kerry 0-6

Outstanding team move by Dublin, started by a Cluxton kick-out, ends in a point for Con O’Callaghan. 

 

32Mins

Dublin 1-8 Kerry 0-7

Sean O’Shea points another free to reduce the gap for Kerry.

 

 

34Mins

Dublin 1-9 Kerry 0-7

Once again, magnificent movement and build-up play from Dublin. They’re awarded a free for a foul on Con O’Callaghan, from which Dean Rock takes his tally to 0-6.

34Mins

Dublin 1-9 Kerry 0-7

On additional minute to be played at the end of the first half.

35Mins

Red card! Jonny Cooper sent off for Dublin (35)

 

35Mins

Dublin 1-9 Kerry 0-8

Another foul on David Clifford by Jonny Cooper sees the Dublin defender shown a second yellow card, and the All-Ireland champions are down to 14 men.

Sean O’Shea then points from the free that followed.

 

Well, folks. Dublin full value for their lead, but following Jonny Cooper’s second All-Ireland final dismissal, can Kerry turn this one around?

We’ll be back shortly for the second half.

The players are back out for the second half of the 2019 All-Ireland senior football final. Here we go…

No changes on either side.

36Mins

Dublin 1-9 Kerry 0-8

The game has resumed.

38Mins

Dublin 1-9 Kerry 0-9

Paul Geaney takes on Davy Byrne, who concedes a 45. Sean O’Shea slots it over into the Hill.

39Mins

Dublin 1-9 Kerry 0-9

Kerry on the attack again but a mix-up between Clifford and O’Shea sees the ball drift out of play.

 

40Mins

Dublin 1-9 Kerry 0-9

CLOSE! Paul Murphy hits a rasper which Cluxton appears to tip onto the crossbar. A 45 for Kerry comes from the follow-up.

 

41Mins

Dublin 1-9 Kerry 0-10

O’Shea lands another one for the Kingdom!

 

43Mins

Dublin 1-10 Kerry 0-10

Jack McCaffrey finishes off another sweeping Dublin move by fisting the ball over the bar from close range.

 

 

43Mins

Dublin 1-10 Kerry 0-11

Gavin Crowley gets his first ever championship point, and a fine one it was too.

 

 

44Mins

Dublin 1-10 Kerry 0-11

Kerry’s tails are up now. They’re enjoying plenty of possession with this numerical advantage.

51Mins

Dublin 1-10 Kerry 0-11

Strong Kerry claims for a penalty as Jack McCaffrey brings down Stephen O’Brien but David Gough wasn’t convinced.

 

48Mins

Dublin 1-11 Kerry 0-11

A Dublin free just outside the 13 for holding by Tom O’Sullivan on Con O’Callaghan. Dean Rock does the honours.

49Mins

Dublin 1-12 Kerry 0-11

Beautifully taken score by Jack McCaffrey to take his haul to 1-2.

Jack Sherwood has replaced Gavin White on the Kerry team

 

 

50Mins

Dublin 1-12 Kerry 0-12

After magnificent fielding from David Moran, brilliant play by David Clifford to create space before kicking a point.

 

50Mins

Dublin 1-12 Kerry 0-12

Mannion under pressure from Morley as he kicks wide for the Dubs.

 

51Mins

Dublin 1-13 Kerry 0-12

Tom O’Sullivan breathes a sigh of relief as he escapes a second yellow card for a foul on John Small, from which Dean Rock kicks Dublin back into a four-point lead.

53Mins

Dublin 1-13 Kerry 0-12

Paddy Small replaces Michael Darragh MacAuley for Dublin, while Kerry’s Tommy Walsh is on in place of Brian Ó Beaglaoich.

55Mins

Dublin 1-14 Kerry 0-12

Absolutely brilliant play from Jack McCaffrey, who gets another Dublin point. He now has 1-3.

 

57Mins

Dublin 1-14 Kerry 1-12

Wonderful goal by Killian Spillane for Kerry to bring the deficit back to two points!

57Mins

Dublin 1-14 Kerry 1-12

A chance for Tommy Walsh to make it a one-point game but his shot is well off the target.

59Mins

Dublin 1-14 Kerry 1-13

And now it is a one-point game, Walsh makes no mistake this time.

62Mins

Dublin 1-14 Kerry 1-14

Sean O’Shea gets his ninth point, his second from play, and Kerry are level!

63Mins

Dublin 1-14 Kerry 1-14

A chance for Clifford to put Kerry in front but it drops short into Cluxton’s hands.

63Mins

Dublin 1-14 Kerry 1-14

Dublin are about to bring on Diarmuid Connolly.

65Mins

Dublin 1-15 Kerry 1-14

Gavin Crowley his yellow-carded for a foul on Paddy Small, Dean Rock stands over the free and restores Dublin’s lead.

 

66Mins

Dublin 1-15 Kerry 1-15

And we’re level again courtesy of David Clifford! 

 

67Mins

Kerry 1-16 Dublin 1-15 

Kerry are leading and it’s the goalscorer Killian Spillane who pushes them in front with a point.

 

68Mins

Kerry 1-16 Dublin 1-15 

Just before being replaced by Diarmuid Connolly, Brian Howard attempts to bring Dublin level but his shot sails wide.

 

70Mins

Kerry 1-16 Dublin 1-15 

Kerry retaining possession inside their own half as the game enters its final minute of normal time.

 

70Mins

Kerry 1-16 Dublin 1-15

Dublin win it back and it’s substitute Cormac Costello who appeared to make it a draw game once again — but HawkEye says otherwise! Incredible drama.

Seven additional minutes to be played.

Sweet Jesus.

 

70Mins

Kerry 1-16 Dublin 1-15

Diarmuid Connolly has a go from distance but it goes to the right and wide.

70Mins

Kerry 1-16 Dublin 1-16

Dean Rock takes his tally to 0-10 with a crucial score from play! We’re level in the fourth minute of additional time.

 

 

70Mins

Kerry 1-16 Dublin 1-16

Paddy Small fouled by Sean O’Shea out on the left sideline. Is this the chance to win it for Dean Rock?

 

70Mins

Kerry 1-16 Dublin 1-16

Off the ground from an extremely difficult angle, Dean Rock kicks it left and wide!

 

Serious drama in Croker. We go again on Saturday week, 14 September.

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