Friday 22 September 2017

Blues' implosions

Mayo's Ciaran McDonald at the All-Ireland Senior Football semi-final against Dublin in 2006
Mayo's Ciaran McDonald at the All-Ireland Senior Football semi-final against Dublin in 2006
Martin Breheny

Martin Breheny

2015: Dublin led by 2-12 to 0-11 after 62 minutes against Mayo last Sunday but conceded an unanswered 1-4 from there on

2014: Dublin were five points up on Donegal after 25 minutes in the All-Ireland semi-final but lost the rest of the game by 3-10 to 0-8.

2011: Then under Pat Gilroy's management, Dublin led Cork by five points after 56 minutes in the Allianz League final but failed to score again. Cork added six points to win by one.

2010: Dublin led by five points after 50 minutes but failed to withstand a spirited Cork revival and were beaten by a point.

2007: Meath trailed Dublin, then managed by Paul Caffrey, by five points after 48 minutes in the Leinster quarter-final but battled back to draw level. Dublin won the replay.

2006: Dublin led Mayo by 2-11 to 0-10 after 46 minutes in the semi-final but managed only one more point. Inspired by Ciarán McDonald, Mayo staged a great recovery, adding 1-6 to win by a point.

2005: Dublin were five points ahead of Tyrone at half-time but Mickey Harte's men battled back to earn a draw. Tyrone won the replay and went on to take the All-Ireland title.

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