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 Dublin and Mayo players warm up at the Hill 16 end. Bank of Ireland All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers

Dublin and Mayo players warm up at the Hill 16 end. Bank of Ireland All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers

Dublin and Mayo players warm up at the Hill 16 end. Bank of Ireland All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers

Mayo are through to face Dublin or Kerry in this year's All-Ireland football final after beating Tyrone at Croke Park yesterday.

Impressive Mayo won their place in their second successive All-Ireland final by a six-point margin – 1-16 to 0-13.

Intense interest in Dublin's clash with their great rivals Kerry will bring huge crowds to Croke Park next Sunday, with a sell-out semi-final predicted.

The high stakes game will have much of the flavour of the Dublin-Kerry All-Ireland final in 2011 when the Dubs were crowned champions after Stephen Cluxton's last-minute point.

Many will remember the days of Heffo's army in the 1970s when Dublin-Kerry matches entered a golden era.

And if Dublin are Mayo's opponents, it will be hotly contested: memories are still fresh of the 2006 semi-final when Mayo players warmed up at the Dubs' traditional Hill 16 end, causing a massive storm, with the Dubs losing the tie. Throw-in next Sunday is at 3.30pm and a small amount of Nally Stand terrace tickets remain on sale online at: gaa.tickets.ie

In yesterday's semi-final, the men of Tyrone were ahead by 0-7 to 0-6 at the break.

But Mayo dominated the second half and were comfortable winners in the end.

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