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FOOTBALL's STRANGEST ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINAL?

Last year's Dublin v Donegal semi-final produced just 14 points in an unusual pattern. It was the first time since 1956 (Galway 0-8 Tyrone 0-6) that eight points won a semi-final. However, that's not a like-for-like comparison, as games were over 60 minutes in the 1950s.

Dublin 0-8 Donegal 0-6 (2011)

First score: 9 mins (Donegal point, free)

First Dublin score: 13 mins (free)

First Donegal point from open play: 24 mins

First Dublin point from open play:

60 mins

Half-time: Donegal 0-4 (1 free); Dublin 0-2 (2 frees)

First-half wides: Dublin 8; Donegal 5

Donegal's last score: Point from Colm McFadden (above) 44 mins

Scores from placed balls: Dublin 0-6; Donegal 0-2

Scorers from open play: Dublin 0-2; Donegal 0-4

Longest spell without scoring: Donegal 26 mins (44-70); Dublin 16 mins (25-41)

Overall wides: Dublin 10; Donegal 9.

Irish Independent


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