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GIFs: Connolly's Red And All The Talking Points In One Convenient Place

GIFs: Connolly's Red And All The Talking Points In One Convenient Place
By Conor O'Leary
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That was quite a game. Quite a last ten minutes really. Here's everything you need to know about the astonishing 70 minutes we all just witnessed in the second of the All-Ireland football semi-finals.

It started brightly, and maybe it was a sign of the feistiness to come when Rory O'Carroll went off with a blood injury. It took just a minute or so later until Dublin went ahead thanks to this penalty:

(As always, click to play gifs if they don't go automatically)

We think there was contact, but we're not sure if it was inside or outside. Take a look at alternate angles here.

Eight minutes later, during the wonderful 13th minute applause in memory of the tragic death of Mayo minor Darragh Doherty - Dublin's Bernard Brogan scored what looked like a straightforward point.

Although replays seem to suggest that a hawkeye review would have been worth a look:


Things were getting very physical, and a number of people think that Johnny Cooper was lucky to just get a yellow for this challenge:

Mayo had a big shout for a penalty turned down later in the half, as Aidan O'Se was man-handled to the ground:


Do you think it was a penalty?

Joe Brolly, for one, wasn't overly enthused with the sheer physicality of the first half:


It didn't get any less physical, especially between Aidan O'Se and Philly McMahon, as replays suggest that McMahon got away with a headbutt, before another tussle between the pair came just ten minutes after that.


Then Mayo fans started to lose hope, as this quick bit of thinking from Brian Fenton gave Kevin McManamon a lovely goal.

Mayo were not done there, and could have got back into the game almost straight away after Cluxton's clearance was blocked, but John Smal saved Dublin:


Then the madness arrived. Mayo scored, and words like momentum, curse, and all sorts of things were screamed from Belmullet to Castlebar:

Never has a penalty been celebrated so much. Mayo almost completely a remarkable smash and grab victory, but Jack McCaffrey emulated Smal's heroics with this magnificent block:

That wasn't the end of the drama however, as an off the ball scuffle (bottom left here) saw Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly sent off:

Have you caught your breathe after that?

See Also: There Was One Hell Of A Punch Thrown In The Minor Semi-Final Today

Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

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