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Welcome to our live coverage of the All-Ireland SFC semi-final meeting between Dublin and Mayo. These two rivals have clashed frequently at the business end of the competition over the last decade and this should be another thrilling encounter.

First to team news. Here’s how both sides are named to start but, as ever, expect a few late changes before throw-in.

Mayo

1. Robert Hennelly – Breaffy

2. Chris Barrett – Belmullet
3. Brendan Harrison – Aghamore
4. Stephen Coen – Hollymount/Carramore

5. Lee Keegan – Westport
6. Colm Boyle – Davitts
7. Patrick Durcan – Castlebar Mitchels (captain)

8. Aidan O’Shea – Breaffy
9. Seamus O’Shea – Breaffy

10. Fionn McDonagh – Westport
11. Kevin McLoughlin – Knockmore
12. Fergal Boland – Aghamore

13. Cillian O’Connor – Ballintubber
14. Darren Coen – Hollymount/Carramore
15. James Carr – Ardagh.

Dublin

1. Stephen Cluxton – Parnells

2. David Byrne – Naomh Olaf
3. Cian O’Sullivan – Kilmacud Crokes
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 O’Callaghan – Cuala
12. Brian Howard – Raheny

13. Paul Mannion – Kilmacud Crokes 
14. Dean Rock – Ballymun Kickhams 
15. Ciaran Kilkenny – Castleknock

Some big crowds have gathered outside Croke Park ahead of the 5pm throw-in.

David and Iarla Hannon Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Both sets of players had a walk on the pitch earlier:

Aidan O'Shea Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Brian Fenton Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

We’re less than 30 minutes away from throw-in so it’s prediction time. Who do you fancy to win this and by how much?

Four late changes to the starting teams.

For Dublin, Jonny Cooper replaces Cian O’Sullivan.

On the Mayo side, Donie Vaughan, Matthew Ruane and Diarmuid O’Connor come into the team, with Kevin McLoughlin, Fergal Boland and Darren Coen dropping out.

Those late Mayo changes mean we could see Aidan O’Shea at full-forward from early on. Matthew Ruane will be the man who starts at midfield to track Brian Fenton. And we’re looking at either Paddy Durcan or Diarmuid O’Connor picking up Jack McCaffrey.

The players are in the parade and we’re not long away now. Can Mayo end Dublin’s Drive for Five? We’ll find out shortly.

Dublin 0-0 Mayo 0-1

An early chance for Mayo after John Small fouls Cillian O’Connor. He takes the free and Hawk-Eye rules it over the bar. Early lead for Mayo.

3Mins

Dublin 0-0 Mayo 0-2

Stephen Coen feeds Seamus O’Shea for Mayo’s second score.

5Mins

Dublin 0-1 Mayo 0-2

Small is fouled by Fionn McDonagh and Rock converts the free.

8Mins

Bad miss by Aidan O’Shea from about 30m after a great run through the Dublin defence.

11Mins

Dublin 0-2 Mayo 0-2

Rock swings over his second free of the day. A low-scoring start to this game.

12Mins

Dublin 0-2 Mayo 0-3

Mayo lead after James Carr took on Mick Fitzsimons and popped over a classy score off the left.

15Mins

Dublin 0-4 Mayo 0-4

Dublin cut Mayo open and Paul Mannion drives over a goal chance from close range. Then Rob Hennelly’s kick-out is intercepted and Mannion punishes the error. Mayo immediately respond through Cillian O’Connor. Superb score. That was a frantic few minutes of action.

17Mins

Dublin 0-4 Mayo 0-5

Mayo win the kick-out as Aidan O’Shea breaks it to Coen. Durcan is sent scampering through and he slots over. 

20Mins

Dublin 0-4 Mayo 0-6

Small is booked after he caught Colm Boyle with a high challenge. O’Connor applies the finish from a free.

23Mins

YELLOW! Ruane is booked for a high challenge on Small. 

25Mins

Mayo were caught coming out of their defence but Mannion’s shot at the posts goes wide.

27Mins

Dublin haven’t scored in over 12 minutes but Rock stands over a free after Fionn McDonagh’s foul on Small.

27Mins

Dublin 0-5 Mayo 0-6

Rock’s free sails between the posts. 

Mayo sub: Keith Higgins replaces Donie Vaughan, who had little impact out there.

30Mins

Superb turnover from Durcan on McCaffrey and Mayo break at pace…

32Mins

Dublin 0-5 Mayo 0-7

Fantastic leadership from Boyle who drives forward and slots it over off the outside of the right boot. This has been very impressive from Mayo so far today.

33Mins

How long until we see Diarmuid Connolly? Dublin look a long way off their best, particularly up front.

35Mins

Dublin 0-5 Mayo 0-8

Hint of a goal chance as Durcan sends a high ball into Cillian O’Connor but Cluxton is there to clear the danger. Mayo work a scoring chance but Carr drops it yet. As Dublin try to counter, Mayo turn them over and Durcan pops up for his second of the day. 

36Mins

Dublin 0-6 Mayo 0-8

Fenton feeds Howard for a vital Dublin score. The two Raheny men linking up very well there.

Flag 44Mins

Dublin 0-6 Mayo 0-8 – HT

Mayo lead by two after a cracking first-half.

47Mins

Some action from the opening period.

Robert Hennelly and Colm Boyle with Con O’Callaghan Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Robert Hennelly and Colm Boyle with Con O’Callaghan Source: James Crombie/INPHO

36Mins

We’re back underway for the second-half.

37Mins

Dublin 0-7 Mayo 0-8

Rock kick an early free for Dublin after he was fouled by Chris Barrett. At the far end, Durcan’s shot dorps just short.

40Mins

Dublin 1-9 Mayo 0-8

Kilkenny put O’Callaghan through there after he shrugged off Keegan. Scully follows it up with another score and then Mannion lofts out over from the wing. This has been some start to the second-half by Dublin. Mayo are really struggling on their own restarts.

42Mins

Dublin 1-11 Mayo 0-8

Rock swings over a free after Keegan fouls O’Callaghan. Then Dublin win another kick-out and Mannion takes his point from a difficult angle. Mayo are still in the dressing room. 

50Mins

Dublin 2-12 Mayo 0-8

Mannion’s fifth point of the game extends the Dublin lead to 10. Incredible turnaround at the interval. O’Callaghan left Keegan on the deck with a brilliant shake of the hips for his second goal of the half.

52Mins

And Andy Moran enters the fray for Mayo, replacing James Carr. 

55Mins

Dublin 2-12 Mayo 1-8

Play is stopped after Con went down with a head injury when Hennelly came out to clear a dangerous ball. Harrison is now picking up O’Callaghan and Keegan is given more of a licence to attack.

58Mins

Dublin 2-13 Mayo 1-8

Rock converts a free after O’Callaghan was fouled by Harrison. 

59Mins

Dublin 2-13 Mayo 1-8

Bad wide by Diarmuid O’Connor after a well-worked Mayo move.

61Mins

Dublin 3-13 Mayo 1-9 

Coen pops over a point for Mayo but they’re looking tired now.

63Mins

This second-half display has been as good as we’ve seen from Dublin in a couple of years. They’re 70 minutes away from history.

64Mins

Dublin sub: Cormac Costello is on for Mannion, who scored 0-5 from five shots today. 

67Mins

Dublin 3-14 Mayo 1-9

Fenton breaks through for another goal chance but Hennelly deflects it over the bar.

71Mins

Dublin subs: Diarmuid Connolly and Paddy Andrews replace Scully and O’Callaghan.

72Mins

RED! Cillian O’Connor is sent-off for a second yellow and Mayo are down to 14.

73Mins

Seven wides now for Mayo after  Fergal Boland’s missed effort. 

76Mins

BLACK! Cormac Costello is black carded late in the day.

76Mins

Dublin 3-14 Mayo 1-10 – FT

Dublin are into the All-Ireland final.

79Mins

That’s all from us, thanks for joining. We’ll have lots of reaction and analysis from Croke Park the site shortly so stay tuned.

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