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James McCarthy's All-Ireland final ended after 25 minutes for this black-card incident

Dublin lead by 2-4 to 0-5 at the interval after an incredible first-half of football.

DUBLIN LEAD THE All-Ireland SFC final by five points after the most bizarre opening 35 minutes of football.

Own goals from Kevin McLoughlin and Colm Boyle have left the Leinster champions in control at the interval, but they lost James McCarthy to a black-card after 25 minutes.

McCarthy’s body-check on Cillian O’Connor was spotted by the linesman, and McCarthy was sent to the line.

Paddy Andrews arrived onto the field to replace the Ballymun defender and kicked two vital scores as Dublin took control of the game before half-time.

Minutes before McCarthy’s dismissal, Michael Darragh MacAuley was fortunate to stat on the field for this trip on Lee Keegan as he raced forward.

 

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