Dublin football team run on to the pitch

Despite a one point defeat to Cork in Croke Park on Sunday in the All-Ireland Senior Football semi-finals, Dublin football manager Pat Gilroy said he "could not have asked for any more" from his Dublin players.

Dublin were leading for most of the semi-finals but the Cork players got the better of the Dubs in the final minutes clocking up a one point lead when the final whistle blew.

Speaking on Sunday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1, Gilroy said: "It is hugely disappointing but you have to be proud.

"The players gave it everything there today and you can ask for no more when that happens.

"Things went against us and it is unfortunate that we didn't get the result.

"It just slipped away from us in the last five minutes. It looked like we had decent control.

"Rory (O'Carroll) got injured and it definitely upset us for the last five minutes. It is very, very disappointing."

Although Dublin fans were not happy with a decision by referee Maurice Deegan to awarded Cork with a 54th minute penalty after Ross McConnell brought down Colm O'Neill, Gilroy said it was the right thing to do.

"I didn't really see it but I suppose it was penalty. It just one those things, they are critical things in games.

"I think both team threw every they had out there and probably Cork have that little bit more experience and were able to close it out in the last few minutes," said Gilroy.