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DUBS AND TRIBESMEN PRIMED FOR TOP-FLIGHT LEAGUE DECIDER

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They may be second and third respectively on the All-Ireland honours list but Allianz Football League final clashes between Dublin and Galway are extremely rare.

In fact, they are so rare that Sunday’s meeting in Croke Park (4.0) will mark only the second meeting of both sides in the final in the 92-year history of the competition.

It’s 51 years since they first met, with Galway beating Dublin by 0-12 to 1-7 in the 1967 ‘home’ final before losing the final proper to New York over two legs in Gaelic Park.

The last championship match between Galway and Dublin was the 1983 All-Ireland which Dublin won by two points.

Dublin are in the Football League Division 1 final for the sixth successive year, having won four-in-a-row in 2013-2016 before losing to Kerry last year.

Galway, who were promoted from Division 2 this season, last appeared in the Division 1 final in 2006 when they lost to Kerry.

Galway and Dublin drew (0-13 each) in a Round 6 clash in Pearse Stadium last Sunday week.

Dublin are bidding for their 13th Division 1 title while Galway are seeking their fifth.

The Divisional finals next weekend are as follows:

Sunday: Division 1 (4.0): Dubin v Galway, Croke Park

Sunday: Division 2 (2.0): Cavan v Roscommon, Croke Park

Saturday: Division 3 (5.0): Armagh v Fermanagh, Croke Park

Saturday: Division 4 (3.0): Carlow v Laois, Croke Park

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