After a back and forth opening to their All-Ireland quarter final, Dublin showed an incredible change of gear against Monaghan with a devastating ten minute spell before half time. This kind of victory is sure to send a message to around the country ahead of the Dubs semi final clash with Donegal. While Dublin may have ran out easy victors, Monaghan certainly tried to put up a fight in a hard fought game, something which even Joey Barton picked up on.
Watching this GAA some pace and intensity to the game... DUBvMON #skysports3
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) August 9, 2014
Although the pace and intensity was evident throughout the early stages, Dublin upped the ante before half time with two goals which really killed off Monaghan's challenge. Diarmuid Connolly scored the first goal of the game after 24 minutes.
Bernard Brogan then added a second soon after and Dublin's march to the All-Ireland semi-final was a formality after that, with Jim Gavin's men running out 2-22 to 0-11 winners.
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