Dublin celebrates victory over Kerry at Croke Park in the All-Ireland Football Finals
By The Headlines, July 30, 2023 | 07:52 PM
Dublin defeated Kerry 1-15 to 1-13 to win their first All-Ireland title since 2020.
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The Kingdom led the Dubs 1-04 to 0-06 at halftime, thanks to a goal by Paul Geaney in injury time. The Dubs, on the other hand, fought back and were level early in the second half thanks to a deflected shot by Paddy Small.
Despite Kerry regaining the lead with three straight points, the Dubs stormed back to square the score at 1-11 each. The legendary David Clifford was then one of several Kerrymen to kick wide as the Kingdom missed several chances.
Brian Fenton then put the Dubs up a point in 64 minutes, the first score from either team in 13 minutes of a close game. The lead lasted less than a minute when Killian Spillane equalised with Kerry's first goal since the 41st minute.
Small promptly put the Dubs back in the lead, but a free from Seán O'Shea as the game entered six minutes of injury time levelled the score.
After Kerry goalkeeper Shane Ryan palmed away a goalbound attempt from replacement Dean Rock with three minutes remaining, Paul Mannion put the Dubs back in the lead with a close-range point. Rock then converted a free kick to put the Dubs up by two points.