Dublin SFC: McCaffrey sees red as Crokes march on

October 13, 2019

Dublin's Jack McCaffrey. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Kilmacud Crokes 0-16

Clontarf 0-8

Jack McCaffrey was red-carded as Clontarf failed to halt Kilmacud Crokes' bid for back-to-back Dublin SFC titles in this afternoon's quarter-final at Parnell Park.

The Footballer of the Year nominee was dismissed early in the second half for a high challenge as the underdogs faded after a promising start. Clontarf opened up an early 0-3 to 0-0 lead before last year's Leinster finalists levelled by the 22nd minute. Clontarf replied with three more points, including two from Kieran McKeon, but Crokes finished the half strongly to take a 0-7 to 0-6 lead into the break.

The introduction of Paul Mannion for the second half, coupled with his Dublin team-mate's dismissal, turned the tide decisively in the holders' favour. Mannion kicked two early points as they took control of proceedings and ended up with 0-4 for the half as Clontarf went 32 minutes without scoring.

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