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Dubs thrash Monaghan to set up semi-final tie with Donegal

All-Ireland champions Dublin have secured a place in yet another football semi-final as they romped home with a 17-point victory against Monaghan.

The blues took on Monaghan in Croke Park on Saturday and both Diarmuid Connolly and Bernard Brogan scored goals within the first three minutes of the game.

By half time, the Dubs were leading by two goals and eight points to Monaghan's five points.

Their football master-class means the Dublin team will now take on Donegal in the semi-final.

Ten of Dublin's players all managed to score in front of a cheering crowd.

The Dubs secured their last-four slot while being watched by a crowd of 72,440.

Dublin showed much greater fitness and energy than their opponents throughout and had the added bonus of a home crowd.

By the time the full-time whistle went, Dublin had clocked up two goals and 22 points on the score board.

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Monaghan finished with no goals and just 11 points.

Dublin will continue their hunt for the Sam Maguire in three weeks' time. Donegal, however, just scraped a place in the semi-final with a one-point win over Armagh.

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