It's All Ireland Final Day And Dublin Expect Toughest Challenge Yet

It's All Ireland Final Day And Dublin Expect Toughest Challenge Yet

The underage action will be followed later today by the All-Ireland Senior final between Dublin and Mayo.

The President of the GAA is appealing to supporters travelling to the All-Ireland Final in Croke Park to get there safe and return safe. But not on Sunday, this is Mayo's time.

They came perilously close to dethroning the champions but once again fell agonisingly short, one point - one wayward kick, one near miss - the difference at the final whistle. Sport is cruel and the 2018 Championship won't be long coming around.

Arguably the match was over after 5 minutes when Dublin scored a goal and never looked back with an unassailable lead from there on out.

They have massive strength in depth with two former Player of the Year winners, Bernard Brogan and Michael Darragh Macauley, to call upon as well as Kevin McManamon, Paul Flynn and Eoghan O'Gara among the list of possible replacements.

Mayo lost nothing in defeat, losing by the same margin as previous year in the replayed final, but they left Croke Park with the feeling that they could have had an extra passenger home with them.

Mayo: D. Clarke; C. Barrett, B. Harrison, P. Durcan; L. Keegan (1-0), K. Higgins, C. Boyle (0-1); S. O'Shea, T. Parsons; K. McLoughlin (0-2), A. O'Shea, D. Vaughan (0-1); J. Doherty (0-2), C. O'Connor (0-7, 4f), A. Moran (0-3).