Mayo easily beat ill-disciplined Dublin

Mayo easily beat ill-disciplined Dublin in the Allianz Football League Division 1 in Castlebar on Saturday.

Mayo 0-20 0-08 Dublin, Elverys McHale Park FT

Live commentary
8:32pm Its full time in Castlebar.
8:30pm Nice point from Dean Rock for Dublin, it was their first score in over twenty minutes.
8:29pm Two minutes injury time has been announced.
8:28pm Conor Mortimor gets the man of the match award.
8:25pm Alan Dillon kicks two wides in a row.
8:24pm Conor Mortimor gets his eight of the night.
8:23pm No score for nearly eleven minutes. Dublin are keeping thirteen people behind the ball.
8:20pm Ten minutes left and it only looks like getting worse for Dublin.
8:17pm Diarmuid Connolly sent off for his second yellow card offence
8:16pm Over 10,000 people have attended the match tonight.
8:13pm Michael Conroy kicks his fourth of the night for Mayo.
8:11pm Amazingly Dublin kick their first wide of the night, just proves how out of the match they have been all night.
8:10pm Alan Dillon kicks his fourth point of the night from play.
8:09pm Conor Mortimor kicks another free, to make Mayo ten points up.
8:08pm Diarmuid Connolly kicks his first point of the match.
8:06pm Its been a very poor second half so far.
8:03pm Aidan O’Shea is down injured.
8:01pm Ger Brennan kicks a nice point for Dublin.
8:00pm Straight red for Paul Flynn of Dublin. He only played a few minutes after coming on as a sub.
7:59pm Mayo go eleven points up with Donal Vaughan kicking another point from play.
7:56pm Conor Mortimor kicks his sixth point of the night for Mayo who now lead by 10pts.
7:55pm Perfect start to the second half by Mayo with Donal Vaughan punching over a point
7:55pm Teams make come out for the second half.
7:44pm Dublin will probably need goals if they are to come back from eight points down at half time even with the breeze to help them
7:39pm Tomas Quinn makes up for it by kicking over an easy free just before the half time whistle is blown.
7:38pm Tomas Quinn follows up his point with a shocking free that goes twenty yards wide.
7:37pm Tomas Quinn gets Dublin’s first score in fifteen minutes
7:36pm Conor Mortimor kicks another point but he could of got a goal.
7:34pm Lovely point from Barry Moran for Mayo.
7:32pm Its been a stunning first half from the Mayo forwards and midfield, they have had the breeze but its very hard to see Dublin clawing back Mayo.
7:30pm Mayo forwards are on fire, they now lead by eight points.
7:29pm Paul Brogan looks disconsolate after been brought off by Pat Gilroy.
7:28pm Great save by Mayo keeper David Clarke from Kevin Nolan.
7:26pm Michael Conroy also kicks his third point of the night.
7:25pm Conor Mortimor kicks his second wide of the evening. But Alan Dillion hits his third point from pay.
7:23pm Conor Mortimor hits his third point of the evening.
7:22pm Great score from Aidan O’Shea, Mayo now lead by four points.
7:21pm Bryan Cullen hits his second point of the night.
7;19pm Conor Mortimor becomes Mayo’s leading scorer of all time with a stunning point from play.
7:18pm Really nice point from Paddy Andrews for Dublin.
7;17pm Diarmuid Connolly gets a yellow card, he is very lucky to be still on the pitch.
7:14pm Conor Mortimor extends the Mayo lead to three points and Alan Dillion makes it a four point lead.
7:13pm Alan Dillion kicks Mayo’s third point of the evening.
7:12pm Mayo kick their third wide, this time its Andy Moran.
7:12pm Barry Moran of Mayo is penalised for being in the square before the ball.
7:11pm Bryan Cullen punches a point for the first Dublin score of the evening.
7:10pm Michael kicks a lovely point for Mayo, this time with his left foot.
7:09pm Another poor wide from Mayo.
7:08pm Mayo on the attack, until the ref blows for over carrying.
7:05pm Ref is blowing his whistle every thirty seconds, not a good sign for the evening
7:04pm Poor wide from Conor Mortimor for Mayo.
7:02pm Stunning point from play by Michael Conroy for Mayo
7:00pm Both matches throw in, Mayo have the breeze in the first half.
6:45pm Fifteen minutes to throw in
Dublin – Stephen Cluxton, Cian O’Sullivan, Rory O’Carroll, Philly McMahon, James McCarthy, Ger Brennan, Kevin Nolan, Michael Darragh Macauley, Ross McConnell, Paul Brogan, Barry Cahill, Bryan Cullen, Tomás Quinn, Diarmuid Connolly, Kevin McManamon6:35pm
Mayo – David Clarke, Kevin Keane, Shane McHale, Keith Higgins, Lee Keegan, Donal Vaughan, Colm Boyle, Aidan O’Shea, Danny Geraghty, Kevin McLoughlin, Andy Moran, Alan Dillon, Conor Mortimer, Barry Moran, Michael Conroy.

The coming weekend is a relatively quiet one on the Gaelic Football front though there is a full program of Division 4 fixtures.  One fixture from Division 1 sticks out however.  That is the re-arranged clash of Mayo and All-Ireland champions Dublin.


The original fixture between the Yeats County and the Metropolitan was called off at half-time when thick fog made visibility of more than a few yards impossible.  Dublin were leading by three points at the time though did have right half-back James McCarthy sent off shortly before the interval.

Saturday evening’s game (throw-in 7pm) is pivotal for both sides as Dublin look to secure a semi-final spot while Mayo have slipped into the Division 1 relegation zone.  Two wins for Mayo however (who travel to Killarney to face Kerry next weekend) could see the Connacht side into the semi-final placings themselves.

Mayo come into this game on the back of poor form following three consecutive defeats (to Down, Donegal and Cork) while Dublin have won three of their last four – having been beaten by  two points in Newry two weekends ago.

The smart money says the visitors should come out on top here as they look to be going through the gears following last week’s nine point victory over Donegal at GAA headquarters.


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