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GAA World Reacts To Dublin's First Defeat In Almost A Year

GAA World Reacts To Dublin's First Defeat In Almost A Year

Shortly less than a year since their last defeat, Jim Gavin's Dublin have suffered what will go down as a shock loss today in Croke Park.

Playing Monaghan in what amounted to a dead-rubber in terms of the National League itself, the Ulster men ran out 2-12 to 0-17 winners.

Dublin

Although Dublin will scarcely be worried as they turn their attention toward Galway and the League final, the reality that a team has come to Croke Park and overturned the Dubs will undoubtedly give confidence to those counties keeping a closer eye on the Championship to come.

Dublin

After getting off to their usually strong start, Gavin's side were pegged back when Monaghan's Vinny Corey picked up on a beautifully-weighted pass and finished expertly for the game's first goal.

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The winning of the game came very late on indeed; Monaghan substitute Fintan Kelly drilling over a point in the 4th minute of injury time to seal the win.

Dublin

Needless to say, there has been an outpouring of delight as Gavin's dominant side finally came undone.

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Dublin

Although praise was not short for a Monaghan side that was roundly beaten by Dublin in last year's All-Ireland quarter-final.

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Fans may want to contain their expectations of what this result will mean going forward however.

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