The game will be reacted to in two different ways. Some will say that Dublin were awesome, while others will point to just how poor Tyrone were when they faced their biggest test of the year. Tyrone failed emphatically, but Dublin were equally as impressive in completely blowing the Red Hand men out of their way.
With Tyrone’s defensive game plan in situ to avoid the concession of goals, Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan ripped up the Tyrone plan with a goal inside five minutes. Tyrone never adapted their plan. They kept bodies behind the ball, invited the Dubs on, and failed to get their counter-attacking game functioning.
Dublin are now set to battle it out for their third All-Ireland title in a row. They will play Mayo on September 16th. Mayo have taken Dublin to replay’s in the last two seasons and another tight game will be anticipated.
Mayo have been tested more than Dublin have in this year’s championship. But Dublin have been very impressive. They have negotiated each hurdle without fuss and few will back against them achieving the ‘three-in-a-row’ milestone.
What a performance from Dublin. Whatever about Tyrone being poor, this was like nothing they’d faced before. Couldn’t live with it
— Cahair O’Kane (@CahairOKane1) August 27, 2017
Dublin showed a serious amount of class both in their performance and post match with Sean Cavanagh. Two best teams in the final.
— Pearse Corcoran (@pearsecorcoran) August 27, 2017
Jim Gavin has turned Dublin into an unbelievable force of magic 💙#upthedubs
— Shannen Stanley (@StanleyShannen) August 27, 2017
Dublin look ominously placed for the final. No Brogan or Connolly. Dublin’s speed and movement were sublime. O’Callaghan immense. #dubvtyr
— Hawkeye Sidekick (@hawkeyesidekick) August 27, 2017
Dublin are some team. Pure class all around the field.
— Gareth Judge (@GazJudge) August 27, 2017
Dublin superb in every aspect but Tyrone lacking in bite and intensity in a lot of areas. Dublin strength on bench huge
— Sean Ward (@Partner1976) August 27, 2017
Dublin were just excellent. Don’t think anyone could have lived with them today.
— Dara Hayes (@dbmhayes) August 27, 2017
Dublin is now a proper machine. Players coming from all angles. Everyone else is miles off
— Diarmuid Nolan (@dermonolan91) August 27, 2017
Dublin footballers so well prepared that they now work harder on diplomacy in post-match interviews.
— Dermot Hegarty (@DermoHiggs) August 27, 2017
A Masterclass from Dublin in composed, patient & targeted Football, against a negative, clueless, dour Tyrone team. Dubs for Sam! #COYBIB 🏐💙
— Alex Meade Wilson (@AlexMeadeWilson) August 27, 2017