2-14 - 0-15Full Time
Dublin Footballers
    Mayo Footballers
      • 78'

        - It’s all over, Dublin win 6 in a row. 2-14 to 0-15

      • 75'

        Dublin lead by 5 points

      • 75'

        seconds to play Dublin free

      • 71'

        Yellow card for Diarmuid O’Connor

      • 70'

        5 minutes extra time

      • 70'

        70 - Another awful shot by a Mayo player. They need a goal in next few minutes. 5min injury time announced

      • 67'

        Anothet awful shot by a Mayo player

      • 65'

        hird point from Ciaran Kilkenny, it’s 2-14 to 0-15

      • 65'

        Awful shot by Darren Coen drops into Cluxton hands. Dublin playing keep ball with the 4pt lead

      • 64'

        Darren Coen point, Mayo still trail by 4pts

      • 62'

        Dean Rock free puts Dublin 5pts up 2-13 0-14

      • 62'

        62 - Mayo yet to score from play in the second half

      • 59'

        Sub Brian Howard puts Dublin 3pts up

      • 58'

        58- Ciaran Kilkenny with his second point, Dublin lead by 2pts

      • 54'

        Paul Mannion hits a poor wide. Dublin lead Mayo by 1pt at the waterbreak. It’s 2-09 to 0-14

      • 54'

        Colm Basquel onto Dublin team, Johnny Cooper is off. He was on a yellow card.

      • 50'

        Dean Rock free and Dublin back In front . 2-09 to 0-14

      • 50'

        Paul Mannion comes onto the Dublin team

      • 47'

        Lee Keegan is fouled and Cillian O’Connor kicks the foul

      • 46'

        Robbie McDaid back on Dublin team after his black card

      • 46'

        Mayo player clearly fouled but refs waves play on, Mayo players not happy

      • 44'

        Johnny Cooper fouls Aidan O’Shea and Cillian O’Connor kicks the free, one in it. 2-08 to 0-13

      • 42'

        42 - Stephen Coen with an offensive mark, Mayo staying with them but Dublin will be back to 15 players in two min

      • 42'

        Easy score for Brian Fenton, back to 3pts

      • 39'

        Aidan O’Shea is fouled and Cillian OConnor scores the resulting free, 2pt game

      • 38'

        38 - Niall Scully with the first score of the second half, Dublin lead by 3pts

      • 38'

        second wide for mayo

      • 35'

        Second half underway starts with dublin down Robbie McDaid for 10 minutes.

      • 35'

        36min Dublin lead by 2pts at the break. It’s 2-06 to 0-10

      • 35'

        35min Robbie McDaid is off with a black card

      • 35'

        + 1min extra time

      • 34'

        Just as we said Aki kenny scores his first point, Dublin lead by 2pts

      • 33'

        Very poor wide from Ciaran Kilkenny, he is yet to score against Mayo in an All-Ireland final

      • 31'

        John Small responds with a nice score, sides level

      • 30'

        Matthew Ruane levels the match up. It’s 2-04 to 0-10

      • 29'

        Cillian O’Connor hits Mayos first wide

      • 27'

        Con O’Callaghan kicks Dublin in front, 2-04 to 0-09

      • 25'

        Cillian O’Connor hits his 6th point, sides are level.

      • Con O’Callaghan punches the ball to the Mayo net, Dublin back in front

      • Cillian O’Connor scores a second advanced mark, Mayo lead by 2pts 0-08 to 1-03

      • 19'

        Cillian O’Connor scores advanced mark, Mayo lead for the first time

      • 19'

        another wide for dublin

      • 17'

        Mayo kick out starts

      • 17'

        All level at the waterbreak, Mayo 0-06 Dublin 1-03

      • 17'

        Water break

      • 17'

        Brian Fenton hits Dublins 2nd wide

      • 14'

        Mayo point

      • 12'

        Conor Loftus fists over Mayo's fifth. Only one in it

      • 5'

        Rock restores Dublin lead

      • 3'

        Cillian O’Connor responds with three quick scores

      • 1'

        Dublin goal by Dean Rock after 13 seconds

      • Dublin : Stephen Cluxton; Michael Fitzsimons, David Byrne, Jonny Cooper; Eoin Murchan, John Small, Robbie McDaid; Brian Fenton, James McCarthy; Niall Scully, Ciaran Kilkenny, Sean Bugler; Paddy Small, Con O'Callaghan, Dean Rock.

      • Mayo - David Clarke; Chris Barrett, Oisin Mullin, Lee Keegan; Patrick Durcan, Stephen Coen, Eoghan McLaughlin; Conor Loftus, Matthew Ruane; Kevin McLoughlin, Ryan O'Donoghue, Diarmuid O'Connor; Tommy Conroy, Aidan O'Shea, Cillian O'Connor.


      TeamScoresHalf TimeLive ScoreFull TimeOutcome
      Dublin 2-1402-140Draw, Loss, Win
      Mayo 0-1500-150Draw, Loss, Win


      Dublin v Mayo – Live score commentary from 2020 All Ireland Football Final. We also have team news, the match starts at 5pm on the 19th December. 

      For the third time in five years, the All-Ireland Football Final will be decided with Dublin vs Mayo. In addition to this, the sides met in the 2015 and 2019 semi-finals.

      As is well-documented, Dublin have prevailed on each of these occasions as they racked up an unprecedented five-in-a-row. Yet, Mayo are undoubtedly the team who have come closest to stopping the sky blue juggernaut. Now, in a year where nothing has gone to script, can the spirited westerners finally find a way to end their 69-year drought?

      Old Dogs, New Kicks

      Many of the Mayo players became well-known in the last decade as they were ever-present at the business end of the Championship. Furthermore, the likes of Lee Keegan, Colm Boyle, Keith Higgins, Cillian O’Connor, David Clarke and Aidan O’Shea have multiple All-Stars. All six of those are still key players for James Horan but one accolade that has remained elusive is the Sam Maguire.

      Those veterans, along with Chris Barrett, Tom Parsons, Kevin McLoughlin, have found a new lease of life in 2020. The injection of youth provided by Oisin Mullin, Eoghan McLoughlin, Ryan O’Donoghue, Tommy Conroy, Mark Moran, and Bryan Walsh has meant that competition is as tough as ever just to make the Mayo team. To illustrate, Tom Parsons made his first appearance off the bench against Tipperary in the semi-final. Likewise, Keith Higgins has made only one appearance off the bench thus far while Colm Boyle has remained in reserve throughout.

      While much of the focus has been on the polar ends of Mayo’s squad dynamic, it is the men who are coming of age in the middle-third who have gone greatly unheralded. Stephen Coen, Paddy Durcan, Matthew Ruane, Conor Loftus, and Diarmuid O’Connor have been Horan’s reliable go-to men and have formed a formidable unit to bolster the defence and springboard the attack.

      Durcan aside, those players were key members of the 2017 U-21 team who famously won an All-Ireland. As a result, their familiarity with each other has allowed them to play to each other’s strengths. This core have chosen the right time to reach their peak as much of the game on Saturday will be decided in midfield.

      Lessons Learned

      Mayo have lost to Dublin in the Championship in 2015 (semi-final-replay), ’16 (final-replay), ’17 (final), ’19 (semi-final). The two finals between these teams remain the some of the most exciting games in recent memory. In 2016, Mayo kept Dublin at bay for half an hour. However, two bizarre own goals meant they were still left needing a comeback. On that day, Cillian O’Connor held his nerve to kick an equaliser from 45 yards out in the 76th minute. The same man could come back to haunt Dublin on Saturday. O’Connor broke a Championship record by scoring 4-09 last time out against Tipperary. The Ballintubber man is no stranger to the Dublin defenders and will know that Mayo likely need to find the net at least once if they are put past demons to rest.

      In 2017, Dublin vs Mayo was decided by just a point again. Many Mayo people felt that was another one that got away from them. In the 47th minute of that game, John Small saw red for a second bookable offence and Mayo had a free in a scoreable position to level the game. Then, Donal Vaughan levelled the playing field by getting himself sent off for reacting. Equally as important, Mayo lost their free which would have been a vital score they could have kicked on from.

      Most recently, Mayo fell to Dublin in last year’s semi-final thanks to a Con O’Callaghan clinic in goal-scoring. One two occasions, he stepped inside Lee Keegan and slid the ball past David Clarke. As a result, Mayo went from being two points up at half-time to eight down by the 47th minute.

      There will still be positives for Horan to take from that game though as Mayo put Dublin under serious pressure in the first-half. Once again, a fast start will be crucial.

      The Greatest Team of All Time?

      In their four outings this year Dublin have outscored their opponents by a combined 69 points. So, they are winning each game by an average of 17.25 points. However, what is just as impressive is their solidity at the back. Stephen Cluxton is yet to concede in this year’s Championship.

      Put these attributes together and it’s a formidable formula that no team has found a way to break down since Donegal in the 2014 semi-final. In fact, the Dublin outfit has only gone from strength to strength since the first of their five-in-a-row. Only 10 of the players who featured against Mayo in 2015 will be in the Dublin squad on Saturday, a testament to the embarrassment of riches available to Jim Gavin and now Dessie Farrell.

      Back in the 2017 final, a young Con O’Callaghan burst onto the scene by scoring Dublin’s only goal after just 90 seconds. Since then he has been one of the most prolific full-forwards in the country but Farrell has decided to capitalise on his versatility this year. O’Callaghan has been deployed further out the field this year, linking the midfield to the forward line. Meanwhile, Ciarán Kilkenny has adopted a position closer to goal which has been of great success thus far. Whether Farrell sticks with this tactic on Saturday or flips it again to keep Horan guessing remains to be seen. Either way, how Mayo decide to match up against O’Callaghan and Kilkenny could be pivotal in the game’s outcome.

      Predicted Match-Ups

      Michael Fitzsimons vs Aidan O’Shea

      Davy Byrne vs Cillian O’Connor

      Eoin Murchan vs Tommy Conroy

      Diarmuid O’Connor vs Brian Fenton

      Matthew Ruane vs James McCarthy

      Paddy Durcan vs Con O’Callaghan

      Lee Keegan vs Ciarán Kilkenny

      Chris Barrett vs Dean Rock

      Oisin Mullin vs Paddy Small

      Paths to the Final

      Dublin: 0-22 vs 0-11 Westmeath, 2-23 vs 0-7 Laois, 3-21 vs 0-9 Meath, 0-12 vs 1-24 Cavan.

      Mayo: 2-15 vs 0-10 Leitrim, 1-16 vs 0-13 Roscommon, 0-14 vs 0-13 Galway, 5-20 vs 3-13 Tipperary.

      The game is on RTÉ and Sky Sports Mix on Saturday.

      Paddy Power have Dublin at a short 2/9 to complete six-in-a-row. Otherwise, Mayo are 9/2 and a draw is 11/1.

      Prediction: Dublin. Mayo possess the tools to threaten Dublin and there is no doubt that they will have some success. However, they will need to find the net and keep Clarke protected at the other end. Despite their demolition of Tipperary there were gaps in the Mayo defence highlighted which Dublin will have been sure to make note of. If this is to be another Dublin vs Mayo classic then all of Mayo’s big guns have to bring their A-game. But, even if it goes down to the wire, Dublin’s bench has that extra bit of experience and X-factor that Mayo are shy of.

      All-Ireland SFC Final: Dublin vs Mayo, Saturday, 19th December, 17:00 (Croke Park).

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      Date Time League Season Match Day Full Time
      December 19, 2020 17:00 All Ireland Championship 2020 2020 19/12/20 70'


      Croke Park, Dublin
      Croke Park, Jones\'s Road, Clonliffe East, Ballybough B ED, Dublin 3, Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, D01 WY49, Ireland


      # Player Position
      James McCarthyDefender
      Brian FentonMidfielder
      Dean RockForward
      David ByrneDefender
      Evan ComerfordGoal Keeper
      Michael FitzsimonsDefender
      Philly McMahonDefender
      Stephen CluxtonGoal Keeper
      Con O’Callaghan-
      Ciaran Kilkenny-


      # Player Position
      Cillian O’ConnorForward
      Patrick DurcanDefender
      Lee KeeganDefender
      Aidan O’SheaMidfielder

      Past Meetings

      GAA - Divison 1 Football
      MacHale Park, Castlebar

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