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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 Updated

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:

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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:

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Do you think it was a penalty?

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

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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.

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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:

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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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