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Down 1-16 Kerry 1-10

Down are really on the up — and how!

Kerry’s glorious All Ireland tradition counted for nothing at Croke Park yesterday when James McCartan’s fired-up side turned in their best performance of the year to date to add a whole new dimension to the race for Sam Maguire.

Long before the end the reigning champions had been dismembered, their ageing limbs tortured by Down’s pace and penetration and their experience largely negated by the Ulster side’s frenetic work rate and exquisite finishing power.

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