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Man-of-the-match Paddy Andrews praises Dublin subs

Paddy Andrews had his best game in a Dublin jersey against Mayo
Paddy Andrews had his best game in a Dublin jersey against Mayo

Dublin forward Paddy Andrews believes Jim Gavin's substitutions made the difference in Saturday's All-Ireland semi-final replay.

Andrews, who had his best game in a Dublin jersey, scoring five superb points said: "The big thing earlier on in the year was that we weren’t tested enough but these two games will bring us on.

"You could see the improvement from the drawn game. It’s an All-Ireland semi-final and you have to be at your best. You’re playing the top teams in the country."

"In the last 15 minutes, you had to say the team effort was very good and the lads who came off the bench really dragged us over the line,” he added.

“We were disappointed with the final ten minutes last week as we felt we had done enough to win the game. In the last six days, the focus from everybody was that we would play for the 75 or 76 minutes.

"As for myself, I was very glad to get on the end of a few things. It was great when they went over."