Dublin are now 4/5 favourites with Boylesports to win the 2013 All-Ireland Football Championship following an impressive seven point win over Kerry in the All-Ireland semi-final.
Dublin sub Kevin McManamon scored a goal in the last minute of normal time to secure victory over a gallant Kerry side on a scoreline of 3-18 to 3-11. Kerry lead right up to the 68minute before Dublin scored 2-01 in the final three minutes.
Three first-half Kerry goals helped the Kingdom to a two point lead at half-time.
Dublin came back in the third quarter to move into the lead themselves, but Kerry went back in the last five minutes.
But, Kevin McManamon came off the bench to hit the goal for the Dubs, then Anthony Maher was sent off for Kerry.
Scorers for Dublin:
B Brogan 0-6 (2f), D Connolly 0-4 (1f), K McManamon 1-0, E O’Gara 1-0, D Rock 0-2, P Mannion 1-0, MD Macauley 0-1, S Cluxton 0-1 (1f), P McMahon 0-1, C O’Sullivan 0-1, C Kilkenny 0-1, P Andrews 0-1
Scorers for Kerry:
J O’Donoghue 2-3 (1 pen), C Cooper 0-4 (2f), D Walsh 1-0, P Galvin 0-2, Declan O’Sullivan 0-1, Darran O’Sullivan 0-1
Kerry:<em> B Kealy; M Ó Sé, M Griffin, S Enright; T Ó Sé, P Crowley, F Fitzgerald; A Maher, J Buckley; P Galvin, C Cooper, D Walsh; Darran O’Sullivan, Declan O’Sullivan, J O’Donoghue. Subs: E Brosnan for M Griffin (Temporary, 49-51), D Moran for J Buckley (50), E Brosnan for S Enright (52), K Donaghy for P Galvin (53), A O’Mahony for M Griffin (62), J Sherwood for P Crowley (66).
Dublin: S Cluxton; K O’Brien, R O’Carroll, J Cooper; J McCarthy, G Brennan, J McCaffrey; MD Macauley, C O’Sullivan; P Flynn, C Kilkenny, D Connolly; P Mannion, P Andrews, B Brogan. Subs: P McMahon for K O’Brien (18), D Bastick for G Brennan (HT), D Rock for C Kilkenny (43), E O’Gara for P Mannion (60), K McManamon for B Brogan (65)
Referee: Cormac Reilly (Meath)
The Dubs are 10/11 to win the final in 70 minutes whilst Mayo are available at 11/10 with Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker with a draw priced at 9/1.
Mayo who are priced at Evens to lift Sam Maguire will be bidding to go one step better than last year’s final where they suffered defeat to Donegal.
Leon Blanche, Head of Communications at Boylesports, commented “We are in for a spectacular All-Ireland Football Final with both teams very tight in the betting.”
He added “Boylesports wish both teams the very best of luck in their bid to bring Sam Maguire home.”