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Should Dublin's second goal against Mayo have been disallowed?

It appeared Bernard Brogan threw the ball across for Philly McMahon to score.

McMahon bundles the ball home.
McMahon bundles the ball home.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

WITH LITTLE TO separate Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park, the game’s decisive moment came when Jim Gavin’s side scored two goals in the space of four minutes to take control of the All-Ireland football semi-final.

After Cillian O’Connor had drawn first blood for Mayo in-front of the Hill, the Dubs wrestled the ascendancy back in the space of ten clinical minutes to complete a remarkable comeback.

They were back on level terms when Bernard Brogan’s instinctive lunge diverted Brian Fenton’s dragged shot home.

And the Oliver Plunketts man was in the thick of the action shortly after when he squared for Philly McMahon to bundle home.

Dublin went onto score another goal and seal a 3-15 to 1-14 win to book their place in another All-Ireland final.

But McMahon’s goal was undoubtedly the turning point.


After consulting with his umpires, referee Eddie Kinsella was satisfied with Brogan’s pass and then the finish but should it have been allowed?


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