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23 pictures that tell the story of today's All-Ireland final

It was Kerry’s day in Croke Park.

It was a physical game — and it wasn’t always pretty

Darach O'Connor challenged by Paul Murphy Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Stephen O'Brien and Paddy McGrath Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Kieran Donaghy tries to battle past Neil McGee and Leo McLoone Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Kerry hit Donegal with an early sucker-punch when Paul Geaney scored after just 50 seconds

Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Source: James Crombie/INPHO

But Donegal battled back, went in level at half-time, and then took the lead early in the second half

Leo McLoone tried to find a gap Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

The game swung on a mistake by Donegal keeper Paul Durcan which gifted Kieran Donaghy Kerry’s second goal

Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

And Kerry ran out 2-9 to 0-12 winners, leaving Donegal distraught

Colm McFadden and Christy Toye Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Neil McGee Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

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Captain Michael Murphy Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Donaghy consoles Murphy at the final whistle Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Karl Lacey heads back to the dressing room Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

While Jim McGuinness’s men tried to pick themselves up, Kerry kicked off another All-Ireland party

Bryan Sheehan, James O'Donoghue, Shane Enright and Kieran O'Leary celebrate Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Fionn Fitzgerald and Kieran O'Leary lift Sam Maguire together Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Eamonn Fitzmaurice celebrates with victorious minor manager Jack O'Connor Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Colm Cooper, an unused sub on the day, congratulates Donaghy Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Donnchadh Walsh snaps the obligatory champions selfie Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Declan O'Sullivan's son Ollie gets a look at Sam Maguire Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Fionn Fitzgerald and Barry John Keane soak it all up Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Source: James Crombie/INPHO

The champions Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

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