PHOTO GALLERY: A Titanic Tussle At Austin Stack Park

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Ciaran Kilkenny and Shane Carthy tackle Tadhg Morley while David Moran helps his teammate. Photo by Dermot Crean

THAT was some battle last night…at times literally!

For anyone who was in Austin Stack Park on Saturday night, there was no shortage of excitement as Kerry and Dublin played out a fascinating draw, 0-13 apiece.

It was a passionate, at times ill-tempered affair but those Dubs are incredibly resilient and in the end they came back from a four point deficit to level it with time almost up to equal Kerry’s 34 game unbeaten record stretching back to the 1930s.

It could be a precursor to what follows later in the year if these two sides meet again and let’s hope that encounter will be as tense and enthralling as last night.

The Dublin fans added greatly to the atmosphere, taking over the Mitchels end, but Kerry supporters were every bit as vocal on a night which thankfully stayed dry. Here’s some images from the game…

Lining up for the national anthem.

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Dublin team stands for the national anthem in front of their ‘mini Hill’.

Jack Savage in action. Photo by Dermot Crean

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A tough encounter. Photo by Dermot Crean

David Moran and Shane Carthy clash. Photo by Dermot Crean

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An ill-tempered encounter in the Dublin goalmouth during the first-half…

…that ended with players being thrown to the ground. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Donnchadh Walsh tries to break free from Darren Daly. Photo by Dermot Crean

Stephen O’Brien tries to evade the tackles of Philly McMahon and Brian Fenton while Paul Murphy looks on. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Paul Geaney stands over Philly McMahon in the closing stages of the game. Photo by Dermot Crean

Peter Crowley chased by Paul Mannion. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Dublin fans celebrate the equalising score. Photo by Dermot Crean

The wind picked up in the second half, favouring Kerry.

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All over.

One Comment

  1. Gerry Cournane says:

    Great to see Kerry stand eye to eye with their Dublin counterparts and hopefully lay down a marker for fhe summer .Exciting tense encounter which reminded me of the famous semi-final replay with Mayo that night in Limerick.
    Great heart and stamina by the Kerry lads.
    However , take out Paul Geaney and the scoring return from the other five forwards was abysmal .
    This is a recurring problem for us over the past few years in crucial games .Ciarrai abu

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