Mayo resurrected after half-time to ensure this All-Ireland final would go to a replay
Mayo have secured a second chance to contest the Sam Maguire on October 1st, but the honours could have been there's had two own goals been erased from today's script.
Colm Boyle and Kevin McLoughlin were the unfortunate two to direct the ball into their own net, thus gifting Dublin a six point cushion which sustained them throughout the game.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the final whistle however, Mayo's Aidan O'Shea insisted that his side were undaunted by the impact of those moments.
"We know there's gonna be crazy things happening in All-Ireland finals, we know that better than anybody. We felt comfortable in the game and the goals just came at a bad time for us. The defence was excellent all day bar the two goals."
He added that the belief in their ability to steal a victory held firm throughout the tense encounter against the same team who dumped them out of the championship last year.
"We were right in that game and had opportunities to score, I know myself I had a bad miss towards the end, maybe I shouldn't have taken it on. But I definitely thought we had the run of it towards and maybe we could have nicked it."