Dublin end Derry’s unbeaten streak with win in Celtic Park

Derry 1-11 Dublin 1-16

Dublin secured a significant victory over Derry, marking the first defeat under Mickey Harte’s management era.

Despite a spirited effort from Derry, Dublin maintained control throughout the game. Cormac Costello’s pivotal second-half goal ultimately sealed the win for the visitors.

Derry, with seven changes from their previous lineup, struggled to match Dublin’s intensity. Despite moments of promise, including a Conor McCluskey goal, Dublin’s dominance prevailed.

Key moments, such as a crucial save from Dublin’s goalkeeper and Costello’s clinical finish, swung the momentum decisively in Dublin’s favor.

Despite efforts to narrow the gap, Derry couldn’t overcome Dublin’s lead, and the match ended with Dublin emerging victorious with a five-point margin.

Derry: Ryan Scullion; Conor McCluskey (1-0), Chrissy McKaigue, Diarmuid Baker; Shea Downey, Donncha Gilmore, Eunan Mulholland; Emmett Bradley (0-1), Brendan Rogers; Declan Cassidy, Ciaran McFaul, Niall Toner; Lachlan Murray (0-1), Shane McGuigan (0-7, 3f), Cormac Murphy.

Dublin: David O’Hanlon; Sean McMahon, Brian Howard, Eoin Murchan; Cian Murphy, John Small, Lee Gannon (0-1); Brian Fenton (0-3), Peadar Ó Cofaigh Byrne; Ross McGarry (0-02), Sean Bugler (0-1), Ciaran Kilkenny (0-4); Paddy Small (0-01), Con O’Callaghan (0-3, 2f), Niall Scully.


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