Monday 19 February 2018

30 of the most iconic images to savour from today's incredible All-Ireland final

17 September 2017; Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire cup after the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire cup after the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
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Dublin are All-Ireland champions for the third in the year after Dean Rock held his nerve to kick the winning free deep into injury time.

It was an 11th All-Ireland final defeat for Mayo since their last win back in 1951 but it was arguably their greatest ever display in defeat.

The game produced drama, thrill, spills and controversial moments and some amazing images.

Here are some of the best:

17 September 2017; Diarmuid Connolly of Dublin celebrates after the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Diarmuid Connolly of Dublin celebrates after the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Diarmuid Connolly and Cian O'Sullivan of Dublin celebrate after the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire cup after the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire cup after the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Cillian O'Connor of Mayo scores a late point despite the attention of Philip McMahon of Dublin during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Dean Rock of Dublin celebrates his side's victory following the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Paul Mannion of Dublin celebrates his side's victory following the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Dean Rock of Dublin celebrates his side's victory following the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Dean Rock of Dublin celebrates his side's victory following the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Paul Mannion of Dublin celebrates his side's victory following the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Ciarán Kilkenny of Dublin is shown a black card during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire cup after the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire cup after the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Dean Rock of Dublin kicks the winning point during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Dean Rock of Dublin kicks the winning point during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Dean Rock of Dublin punches the air after kicking the match winning point during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Dean Rock of Dublin kicks the match winning point during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Dean Rock of Dublin kicks the match winning point during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Diarmuid Connolly of Dublin celebrates after the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Dean Rock of Dublin kicks the winning point during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Aidan O'Shea of Mayo dejected after the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Dean Rock of Dublin kicks the winning point during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Dean Rock of Dublin kicks the winning point during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Cillian O'Connor of Mayo dejected after the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Jason Doherty of Mayo dejected after the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Lee Keegan of Mayo celebrates after scoring his side's first goal in the 54th minute during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Lee Keegan of Mayo in action against Dean Rock of Dublin during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Lee Keegan of Mayo celebrates after scoring his side's first goal in the 54th minute during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Aidan O'Shea of Mayo in action against Brian Fenton of Dublin during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile
17 September 2017; Eoghan O'Gara of Dublin and Colm Boyle of Mayo during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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