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Dublin advance to last four

Dublin booked their place in the All-Ireland SFC semi-finals with a 1-16 to 0-14 win over Cork at Croke Park.

They could have beaten the Rebels out of sight had they taken even half of the goal chances they created, defender Jack McCaffrey the only player who managed to finish one of those opportunities to the net.

His 38th-minute strike was the vital score which gave the Metropolitans the breathing space they were able to utilise to fend off a hard-working Cork side.

Goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton's six points tally was another huge contribution, with only Paul Flynn and Ciaran Kilkenny of the starting attackers managing to score from play.

Tyrone edged out Ulster neighbours Monaghan by 0-14 to 0-12 to reach the semi-finals.

Sean Cavanagh slotted over four points as Tyrone came from behind, Monaghan having made a positive start with scores from Conor McManus and Paul Finlay.

The Red Hands led by 0-9 to 0-7 at the interval, and lost Martin Penrose to a straight red card, with Monaghan also down to 14 with Kieran Hughes's second booking.

And Tyrone finished strongly with points from Ronan O'Neill and Cavanagh to secure a narrow victory.


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