Cork defeated Dublin by the slimmest of margins to book a place in the All-Ireland final in four weeks time.

Cork never lead in the match until 15 seconds before the end of the game, but once they got their noses in front, they managed to hold out for the win.

Though Dublin will be crestfallen with this close defeat, it was Cork's experience of numerous semifinals in recent years that stood to them in this epic tussle.

82,225 paying customers will remember this game for sometime.  Dublin flew out of the traps with a Brogan goal and used this foundation to cement a four point lead at the break, 1-8 to 0-7.

However, Cork clicked into gear somewhat in the second half, and when O'Connor slotted home a penalty in the 54th minute, it was game out at headquarters.

Three late points from free kicks were enough to see the men in red home, and though the men from the capital will be disconsolate after such a narrow defeat, they can be proud of their effort in a game that was a great advert for the GAA.