RTÉ GAA analyst John Casey hailed a "breathtaking game of football" as the dust settled on Dublin and Kerry's 1-16 to 1-16 draw in Croke Park in the All-Ireland Football Championship final.

The match ebbed and flowed as momentum switched on numerous occasions with Kerry scuppering goal opportunities as Stephen Cluxton saved a penalty and the Dubs surrendered a lead they held for almost an hour of the game.

Casey told RTÉ Sport's Marty Morrissey: "It was a breathtaking game of football, frantic until the bitter end, I can only imagine what it was like for the Dublin and Kerry supporters. I think a draw was overall a fair result.

"Will Kerry be kicking themselves having played the entire second half against 14 men? They had a couple of goal chances and missed a penalty. I can't wait.

"Dublin will be delighted to hang on in the situation. Kerry will be thrilled that they nullified a lot of the big Dublin threats.

"A lot of the Dublin players that were in line for Player of the Year were relatively anonymous. Peter Keane and crew deserve huge credit for that.

"But there is the fear that have they poked the bear and will Dublin will be ready in the replay?

Casey felt that Dean Rock made the wrong decision when choosing to kick from the ground for free in the sixth minute of injury-time.

The placed ball was from a very tough angle with a breeze to contend with and drifted wide at the near post.

The former Mayo footballer concluded: "I watched him [in the moments that preceded it] and he was very heavy-legged before he took that free.

"Maybe he would have been better off taking it from his hands. But overall it’s the fair outcome that we can come back here and do it all again."