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Dublin and Mayo to meet in 4th All-Ireland final in 8 seasons

And Dublin will clash with Cork in the All-Ireland ladies football decider for the fifth time in seven years.

Mayo's Aidan O'Shea and Dublin's John Small during their 2020 league meeting.
Mayo's Aidan O'Shea and Dublin's John Small during their 2020 league meeting.
Image: Evan Logan/INPHO

MAYO AND DUBLIN are the counties left in the hunt for the Sam Maguire following All-Ireland semi-final weekend.

Last night Dublin routed Cavan by 1-24 to 0-12, while Mayo joined them in the final with a devastating 5-20 to 3-13 defeat of Tipperary.

It’s the fourth time since 2013 that Dublin and Mayo have clashed in the decider, while it will be their ninth championship clash in nine seasons.

Dublin beat Mayo by 2-12 to 1-14 in 2013, after a replay by 1-15 to 1-14 in 2016 and by 1-17 to 1-16 in 2017.

Elsewhere, Dublin and Cork will do battle in the TG4 All-Ireland senior ladies football final for the fifth time in seven years.

carla-rowe Carla Rowe during Dublin's league clash against Cork back in February. Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

The Rebels were victorious in 2014, 2015 and 2016 before Dublin turned their three-in-a-row hurt into success in 2017, 2018 and 2019, beating Cork by on a scoreline of 3-11 to 1-12 the middle year.

Mick Bohan’s Sky Blues beat Mayo in ’17 and Galway last season, the latter falling to a 10-point defeat at the hands of Cork today. Dublin beat Armagh in their semi-final last weekend.

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The 2020 finalists, and modern day arch-rivals also met in the 2009 decider, while they’ve locked horns in various other mouth-watering league and championship battles through the years.

Saturday, 19 December

All-Ireland SFC final
Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, 5pm

Sunday, 20 December

All-Ireland ladies SFC final
Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, 3.30pm 

-Additional reporting by Emma Duffy

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