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Wednesday 18 January 2017

dublin's unfortunate treble

Published 03/07/2010 | 05:00

STARTING with their 2008 loss to Tyrone, Dublin have now suffered three of the worst championship defeats in their history.

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It's an unfortunate treble, made all the more depressing by the concession of five goals in the Leinster semi-final loss to Meath at Croke Park last Sunday.

The following are the championship defeats suffered by Dublin where the losing margin was nine or more points.

1903: Kildare 3-11 Dublin 1-3 (Leinster quarter-final)

1941: Kerry 2-9 Dublin 0-3 (All-Ireland semi-final replay)

1945: Meath 2-16 Dublin 1-10 (Leinster quarter-final)

1960: Offaly 3-9 Dublin 0-9 (Leinster semi-final)

1969: Kildare 0-18 Dublin 0-7 (Leinster semi-final)

1978: Kerry 5-11 Dublin 0-9 (All-Ireland final)

1979: Kerry 3-13 Dublin 1-8 (All-Ireland final)

1982: Offaly 1-16 Dublin 1-7 (Leinster final)

2008: Tyrone 3-14 Dublin 1-8 (All-Ireland quarter-final)

2009: Kerry 1-24 Dublin 1-7 (All-Ireland quarter-final)

2010: Meath 5-9 Dublin 0-13 (Leinster semi-final)

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