Kerry to lock horns with Dublin in All-Ireland Football Final

Kerry to lock horns with Dublin in All-Ireland Football Final
GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 10/7/2022 Dublin vs Kerry Dublin’s Jonny Cooper and Stephen O’Brien of Kerry

Kerry put their All-Ireland Football title on the line against their fierce rivals Dublin in Sunday's (July 30) showpiece event at Croke Park.

Kerry are bidding to win the title for a 39th time, while Dublin hopes to win their 31st - a first since achieving a historic six-in-a-row in 2020.


The form of both sides has contrasted slightly as we approach Sunday's 3.30 pm start.

Dublin have remained unbeaten in this year's championship, with Roscommon supplying their biggest threat in a drawn ‘round robin’ clash.

Kerry have tasted defeat on one occasion in 2023, losing to Mayo in the opening series of round-robin fixtures.


The Kingdom have made one change from the side that overcame Derry in their last-four encounter, with Stephen O'Brien replacing Adrian Spillane.


Jack O'Connor's side are aiming for back-to-back titles, having last completed the feat with Sam Maguire Cup in 2007.

The Mastergeehy man has stated that his players need to reach another level to see off the Dubs following a battling semi-final encounter with the men from Ulster.

Dublin are unchanged for the final, meaning Ciaran Kilkenny is again on the bench. Sean Bugler missed the semi-final victory over Monaghan with an injury. He is named on the bench.

Dessie Farrell is confident in his side's ability but is very much aware of the threat posed by the magnificence of Kerry forward David Clifford.

"It keeps us awake late at night," Farrell said.

"He's a special talent - I actually love watching him play.

"He is so gifted, and we have got to do our best to minimise his impact.

"It's not going to be easy."

After 62 games, it all comes down to what should be an epic encounter at Croke Park on Sunday, with action starting at 3:30 pm.

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