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The numbers game: What you need to know ahead of today's All-Ireland final

We crunch the numbers ahead of today’s senior final between Kerry and Donegal.

Leo McLoone and James O'Donoghue Ê Donegal's Leo McLoone and James O'Donoghue of Kerry in the 2012 quarter-final. Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

1979 - the last year both the senior and minor finals featured the same pairings. (Kerry v Dublin)

218 - The number of days since Colm Cooper suffered his cruciate knee injury while on Dr Crokes duty.

111 - Kerry’s total score (6-93) in this summer’s championship so far this summer.

58 - The number of All-Ireland football finals Kerry have contested (w36, l22).

52 - The number of championship appearances Christy Toye has made for Donegal so far in is career.

James McCarthy and Christy Toye Christy Toye in possession as James McCarthy looks on Source: James Crombie/INPHO

36 - The total score James O’Donoghue has hit in the championship far this summer (4-24).

29-  The age Eamon Fitzmaurice was when he retired from inter-county football.

28 - The number of years that have passed since Kerry last beat an Ulster team in the All-Ireland final (Tyrone in 1986).

Pat Spillane and Kevin McCabe 1986 Kerry's Pat Spillane and Kevin McCabe of Tyrone in the 1986 final Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

23 - The total number of points Donegal scored against Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final (3-14).

19 - The number of different players who have scored for Kerry in the championship so far this summer.

12 - The number of Donegal players who started both the All-Ireland semi-final win over Dublin and the 2012 All-Ireland final against Mayo.

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7 - The number of Kerry players who started both the All-Ireland semi-final replay win over Mayo, and the 2013 All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Dublin.

The Kerry team look on during the National Anthem The Kerry team look on during the National Anthem in the 2013 semi-final Source: James Crombie/INPHO

3 - The number of championship games Donegal have lost under Jim McGuinness.

2 - The number of All-Ireland senior football finals Donegal have played in. Also the number of finals they have won.

0 - The number of times Donegal and Kerry have met in the All-Ireland senior football final before today.

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