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Mind games begin as Dublin keep Kerry waiting in All Ireland final

Published 20/09/2015 | 15:24

Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly arrives ahead of the game. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Dublin v Kerry, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly arrives ahead of the game. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Dublin v Kerry, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

The game hasn't started but the mind games have began already. Both Dublin and Kerry were due to take to the field at four minutes to three for their pre-match warm-up but the Dubs were having none of it.

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Jim Gavin's men were nowhere to be seen at 3.03 and Eamon Fitzmaurice and his Kerry side had enough and jogged out onto the pitch without the Boys In Blue.

It's not the first time Dublin have kept the opposition waiting. Gavin's men were late coming out for two semi-final clashes against Mayo.

For all the pre-match bulid up, see our live blog here

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