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Dublin’s slipstream runners | Cavan risks | not going with victim mentality — Meath coach Colm Nally

Shane Stapleton and Meath coach Colm Nally preview the All-Ireland SFC semi-final match-up of Cavan v Dublin

Shane Stapleton and Meath coach Colm Nally preview the All-Ireland SFC semi-final match-up of Cavan v Dublin.

Meath coach Colm Nally sat down with OurGame to talk about the task of facing Dublin, and what Cavan might be able to do to get some joy in the All-Ireland SFC semi-final.

The sides meet in the championship for the first time since 1942 when the capital won an All-Ireland semi-final by three points.

Their last competitive clash was in the 2019 Allianz League when the Dubs won by 1-16 to 1-10 at Kingspan Breffni Park.

PATHS TO THE SEMI-FINAL
CAVAN

Cavan 2-15 Monaghan 1-17 (aet)
Cavan 0-13 Antrim 0-9
Cavan 1-14 Down 1-13
Cavan 1-13 Donegal 0-12

TOP SCORERS
Gearoid McKiernan……0-11 (0-6 frees)
Martin Reilly……………..2-2 (1-0 pen)
Conor Madden……………1-5
Thomas Galligan…………0-5 (0-1 mark)
Oisin Kiernan……………….0-5
Oisin Pierson……………….1-1

DUBLIN
Dublin 0-22 Westmeath 0-11
Dublin 2-23 Laois 0-7
Dublin 3-21 Meath 0-9

TOP SCORERS
Dean Rock………….1-16 (0-12 frees, 0-2’45s’)
Ciaran Kilkenny…1-13
Sean Bugler…………2-4
Niall Scully…………1-5
Cormac Costello….0-7 (0-3 frees, 0-1 mark)

PREVIOUS CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
They meet in the championship for the fifth time, with Dublin having won the previous
four.
1942: Dublin 1-6 Cavan 1-3 (All-Ireland semi-final)
1925: Dublin 0-6 Cavan 1-1 (All-Ireland semi-final)
1920: Dublin 3-6 Cavan 1-3 (All-Ireland semi-final)
1892: Dublin 3-7 Cavan 0-3 (All-Ireland semi-final)

LAST FIVE SEMI-FINALS
DUBLIN

2019: Dublin 3-14 Mayo 1-10
2018: Dublin 1-24 Galway 2-12
2017: Dublin 2-17 Tyrone 0-11
2016: Dublin 0-22 Kerry 2-14
2015: Dublin 3-15 Mayo 1-14 (replay)

CAVAN
1997: Kerry 1-17 Cavan 1-10
1969: Offaly 3-8 Cavan 1-10 (replay)
1969: Cavan 1-9 Offaly 0-12 (draw)
1967: Cork 2-7 Cavan 0-12
1964: Kerry 2-12 Cavan 0-6

*Dublin’s last defeat in an All-Ireland semi-final was in 2014 when they lost to Donegal.
*Cavan’s last win in an All-Ireland semi-final was in 1952 when they beat Cork.

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