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The League Semi Finals: A Squib As Damp As Roscommon's Pitch

The League Semi Finals: A Squib As Damp As Roscommon's Pitch
By Gavin Cooney

Dublin and Kerry have advanced to set up a mouthwatering League final following respective hammerings of Donegal and Roscommon. They were facile victories for the Big Two, and the league semi-finals are probably a needless addition to the GAA calendar:

The first game of the day saw Roscommon mauled at the hands of Kerry on a scoreline of 3-15 to 0-14. All of the Kerry goals came in the first half. It brought Roscommon crashing down to Earth following a fine league campaign, which featured a victory away to the Kingdom:

Roscommon were undone by chronic inaccuracy: 

Such a heavy defeat for the Rossies brought out some serious schadenfreude:

And such an excellent performance by Kerry might contribute to a feeling they've peaked too early: 

Later that day, Dublin had an equally facile victory over Donegal. Bernard Brogan's goal a minute into the second-half put the Dubs eight points into the lead and killed the game as a contest. It eventually ended 1-20 to 0-13 to Dublin as Donegal failed to compete:

Although there was some excuse: 

Normal service for Dublin, for whom Stephen Cluxton was as imperious as always: 

With the formalities over, Dublin and Kerry will go to war at Croke Park in a fortnight. It is a mouthwatering final. The semi-finals, however, were a squib damper than Dr. Hyde Park.

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