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Murphy sent off as defensive Donegal beaten by Dublin

26 March 2016; Rory Kavanagh, Donegal, in action against Denis Bastick, Dublin. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 6, Dublin v Donegal, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dáire Brennan / SPORTSFILE

26 March 2016; Rory Kavanagh, Donegal, in action against Denis Bastick, Dublin. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 6, Dublin v Donegal, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dáire Brennan / SPORTSFILE

Dublin 1-10 Donegal 0-7

Michael Murphy was red-carded as Donegal fell to their third NFL defeat in-a-row at the hands of Dublin in Croke Park tonight.

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Rory Gallagher’s Donegal set up very defensively in the first half and managed to frustrate their opponents. Murphy, Eamon McGee, Rory Kavanagh, and Patrick McBrearty scored points in the first half, but they still trailed by a point at the break.

The visitors kicked the first two scores of the second half through McBrearty (free) and Odhrán MacNiallais, but Dublin hit back with two of their own before both teams were reduced to 14 men in the 52nd minute when James McCarthy and Murphy picked up second yellow cards.

Donegal tried to keep with their opponents, but tiredness eventually kicked in, and Dublin sealed their victory when Philly McMahon found the net in the 65th minute.

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