All-Ireland SFC final

Dublin v Galway, Croke Park, 4pm

If the game finishes level, then the replay will take place on Sunday, 29 September at Croke Park


Live blog on RTÉ.ie and on the RTÉ News Now app from 3.30pm.


Live commentary on Sunday Sport.


TG4 will have live coverage of the senior final, as well as the intermediate (Meath v Tipperary) and junior (Fermanagh v  Louth) deciders from 11:40am. 

Full highlights of all three finals on The Sunday Game with Des Cahill at 9:30pm.


Mostly cloudy, with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle, persistent in places. Somewhat clearer conditions will develop in the north, extending slowly southwards later Sunday and Sunday night. Relatively cool in most areas, with maximum temperatures of 14 to 16 Celsius.

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50,141 paid into last year's final on Jones' Road

A decade of difference for Dublin

Dublin started this decade without a senior title to their name, but they head into Sunday's clash going for three in a row, and a fourth title since 2010.

It shouldn't be forgotten though that the Jackies had to learn some hard lessons earlier in the 2010s, before coming to the fore. They had lost three consecutive finals to Cork, questions were being asked as to whether the senior players in the panel would ever lift the Brendan Martin Cup again.

Fast forward to this weekend, and RTÉ analyst Denise Masterson reckons that the county she formerly captained are the "red-hot favourites" after their semi-final win over the Rebels.

The Dubs have been firing an all cylinders, hitting 19 goals in just give games so far this summer. When the counties met in last year's semi-final, Dublin were comfortable seven point winners at Dr Hyde Park.

Somewhat astonishingly, you have to go back to 2004 to find the last time that either Dublin or Cork failed to win the title. It also happens to the last time Galway were crowned champions.

Galway travel in hope

The westerners will travel to the capital for a second national final in a little over four months, after being beaten by Cork in the final of the Lidl National League back in early May.

It's just Galway's fourth appearance in the final, having been beaten twice, to go with the aforementioned victory in 2004.

While the loss to Cork in May was the sixth time the Tribeswomen had contested the League final, after losing the previous five times.

The hope in the county comes off the back of their recent minor successes, having claimed four titles this decade, while also winning the Aisling McGing Cup two years ago.

Galway enjoyed their semi-final win over Mayo

Their captain, Tracey Leonard, told RTÉ Sport's Declan Whooley this week that they're taking inspiration from the county's All-Ireland camogie champions, and that their win over rivals Mayo the last day gives the team belief.

"I think the semi-final proved we are no longer the nearly team," she said.

"The character of our girls got us over the line. We draw great inspiration from what they (camogie team) did at the weekend. It's a huge thing for Galway ladies the way they came in as underdogs and really drove it home.

"They have been knocking in the door and the tag of nearly team has been thrown at them too. I was delighted for them when you know the commitment that goes into it."


Dublin: C Trant; É Rutledge, N Collins, M Byrne; A Kane, S Goldrick, O Carey; L Magee, S McGrath; C Rowe, N McEvoy, L Davey; S Aherne (c), N Healy, J Dunne.

Galway: L Murphy; S Burke, N Ward, S Lynch; O Murphy, B Hannon, S Molloy; L Ward, Á McDonagh; O Divilly, M Glynn, M Seoighe; T Leonard (c), S Conneally, R Leonard.

Follow the TG4 All-Ireland SFC final between Dublin and Galway with our live blog on RTÉ.ie and the News Now App, listen to live commentary on RTÉ Radio 1's Sunday Sport and watch highlights on the Sunday Game at 9.30pm on RTÉ2.