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'I take full responsibility for that performance' - The defeat that changed Dublin football forever

Six days that shaped the 'Decade of the Dubs' - Day 3: All-Ireland SF 2014, Donegal 3-14 Dublin 0-17

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Jim Gavin and selector Mick Deegan during Dublin's defeat to Donegal in the 2014 All-Ireland football semi-final. Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

Jim Gavin and selector Mick Deegan during Dublin's defeat to Donegal in the 2014 All-Ireland football semi-final. Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

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Jim Gavin and selector Mick Deegan during Dublin's defeat to Donegal in the 2014 All-Ireland football semi-final. Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

TWO League games, played within a year of one another, illustrate the effect losing to Donegal in the 2014 All-Ireland semi-final had on Jim Gavin and Dublin.

Exhibit 'A' is the 2014 League semi-final against Cork in Croke Park.

At half-time, Dublin were eight points down.