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The Greatest Game Ever Played? Watch Dublin V Kerry 1977 In Full

The Greatest Game Ever Played? Watch Dublin V Kerry 1977 In Full

They called it the greatest game of Gaelic football ever played. Whether it was or not is certainly up for debate. Dublin and Kerry had another semi-final in 2013 that might challenge that title for example. But for a long time, the 1977 All-Ireland semi-final between Dublin and Kerry was seen as the pinnacle of the sport.

It was the third year in a row the two sides had met. In 1975, Dublin as All-Ireland champions came up against a young Kerry juggernaut under Mick O'Dwyer in the All-Ireland final and were derailed. The following year, Dublin got their revenge and the rubber match was to be the semi-final in 1977.

By any measure, this Kerry team was on the way for Dublin. Improving all the time, it was to the last year of a truly even battle between the two team, despite meeting the next two All-Ireland finals again. In 1977, they were perfectly matched, and the last 20 minutes of the game was as tense and dramatic as you'll see.

 

The game will be broadcast in full on TG4's All-Ireland Gold today at 4.10pm, but if you can't get to a TV or watch at that time, the game will be available right here from that time.

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Judge for yourself if it is in fact the best game of football ever played.

 

The two teams lined out as follows:

Kerry:

Paudie O'Mahony;

Jimmy Deenihan, John O'Keeffe, Ger O'Keeffe;

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Ogie Moran, Tm Kennelly, Ger Power;

Jack O'Shea, Paidi Ó Sé;

John Egan, Paudie Lynch, Pat Spillane;

Barry Walsh, Sean Walsh, Mikey Sheehy.

 

Dublin:

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Paddy Cullen;

Gay O'Driscoll, Sean Doherty, Robbie Kelleher;

Tommy Drumm, Kevin Moran, Pat O'Neill;

Brian Mullins, Fran Ryder;

Anton O'Toole, Tony Hanahoe, David Hickey;

Bobby Doyle, Jimmy Keaveney, John McCarthy.

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Watch the entire game below from 4.10PM.

 

SEE ALSO: Watch In Full: Armagh Vs. Dublin In The 2002 All-Ireland Football Semi-Final

 

Michael McCarthy

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