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The stats, the close calls and the defeats: Just what is the magic number to beat Dublin?

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Monaghan came very close to beating the Dubs at Croke Park recently

Monaghan came very close to beating the Dubs at Croke Park recently

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Monaghan came very close to beating the Dubs at Croke Park recently

WHAT is the magic number?

Seamus McEnaney was left to ponder that as he picked at the carcass of a draw with Dublin recently, by any rational analysis, should instead have been a Monaghan victory.

And Donegal were the latest to fall just short, following their one-point defeat last weekend at Croke Park.