Dublin reach the All Ireland Football Final after a low scoring bad tempered and fractious win over Galway.

At the end of a foul ridden All Ireland Football Semi Final only Jimmy Keaveny's goal separated Dublin and Galway. Referee Frank Halbert was a busy man awarding sixty seven frees in the seventy minute game. He also booked five players, two from Galway and three from Dublin. 

The attendance of 36,092 had to endure constant rain which seemed to only add to the bitter disjointed action on the pitch. By half-time, Dublin had played the better of the little football that took place to lead by 0-05 to 0-03.

Galway got themselves back on level terms 12 minutes into the second half but four minutes later Keaveny struck. The goal came after a Dublin attack was initially broken down by Galway defender Seamus McHugh but the ball went back to Dublin again. After a series of passes, Bernard Brogan found Jimmy Keaveney who finished to the net. With a new lead, Dublin did just enough to keep Galway at bay until the end.   

The final score was Dublin 1-08 Galway 0-08. 

The All Ireland Football Semi Final was broadcast live on the 29 August 1976. The commentator is Michael O'Hehir.