Saturday 27 December 2014

Down v Kildare

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Down's Benny Coulter in the square alongside Kildare's Emmet Bolton and goalkeeper Shane McCormack. Photo: Brendan Moran / Sportsfile
Benny Coulter punches the ball past Emmet Bolton and goalkeeper Shane McCormack into the net for his side's controversial goal in the first half. Photo: Brendan Moran / Sportsfile
Kildare goalkeeper Shane McCormack pleads with the umpire that Benny Coulter's goal was a square ball. Photo: Brendan Moran / Sportsfile
Supporters look on from behind the newly erected fence on Hill 16. Photo: Sportsfile
Kildare's Brian Flanagan blocks an effort from Down's Martin Clarke. Photo: Sportsfile
Kildare's Eamonn Callaghan strikes a shot which hit the post despite the efforts of Down duo Daniel McCartan, right, and Kevin McKernan. Photo: Paul Mohan / Sportsfile
Kildare's Morgan O'Flaherty tries to keep up with Down's Benny Coulter. Photo: Sportsfile
Eamonn Callaghan slots the ball past Down 'keeper Brendan McVeigh for Kildare's second half goal. Photo: Barry Cregg / Sportsfile
Players contest a breaking ball in midfield. Photo: Sportsfile
Down's Martin Clarke breaks away from Kildare's Brian Flanagan. Photo: Sportsfile
Down's Conor Garvey battles with Kildare captain John Doyle. Photo: Sportsfile
Down's Kevin McKernan gets a tackle in on Kildare's Eamonn Callaghan. Photo: Sportsfile
Supporters on Hill 16 during the game. Photo: Sportsfile
Kildare's Ronan Sweeney and Down's Kevin McKernan contest a high ball. Photo: Sportsfile
Down's Paul McComiskey celebrates a second half point in front of Kildare's Peter Kelly. Photo: Sportsfile
Down's Kalum King tips the ball onto the crossbar from Robert Kelly's late free to secure his team's place in the final. Photo: Paul Mohan / Sportsfile
Players from both teams look on as Kildare's late attempt at finding a winning goal comes crashing back off the bar. Photo: Sportsfile
Down players celebrate as referee Pat McEnaney blows the final whistle at the end of yesterday's All-Ireland SFC semi-final. Photo: Brendan Moran / Sportsfile
Devastated Kildare captain John Doyle is consoled by Down's Daniel McCartan after the final whistle. Photo: Sportsfile
Down players celebrate reaching the All-Ireland final. Photo: Sportsfile
Kildare manager Kieran McGeeney speaks to his players after the game. Photo: Sportsfile

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