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John O'Sullivan Sun, Jun 8
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  • 13:45
    Welcome to the Irish Times live GAA blog. It's a busy afternoon with five Championship matches, four in football and the Munster Senior Hurling Championship replay between Cork and Waterford at Semple Stadium (3.30, throw-in)

    It's going to be pretty hectic but  the training has been going well as a county manager might say and I'm definitely up for the challenge. Morale is good and the televisions, PCs, radios and various other mediums are all in good nick.

    So here we  go. Hope you enjoy the afternoon,  whatever you're up to.          
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    First up with about 10 minutes to throw-in at Dr Hyde Park here's a rief overview and the teams.

    Connacht GAA Senior Football Championship Semi-Final
    Roscommon v Mayo, Dr Hyde Park, 2.0

    Last year’s beaten All Ireland finalists Mayo – they also lost out in the 2012 decider – are hoping to continue a quest for a fourth successive Connacht Senior Football title. Today they face a Roscommon side that they beat at the penultimate same stage of last season’s provincial championship by 0-21 to 0-9.

    They’re unlikely to have so handy afternoon today. The repatriation of Gavin Duffy from rugby to Mayo football has commandeered many headlines, although he’s not listed in the squad for this game. In some respects it’s trained the spotlight away from the playing side of things and also last season’s heartbreak.

    Roscommon were promoted from Division Three of the National League in emphatic fashion but their manager, Kerryman John Evans, understands that while beating Leitrim last time out was a polished step forward, they’re wrestling with a proposition of a different magnitude in Mayo.  

    He admitted: “I expect them to come out all guns blazing. Anyone that has any doubts about them is going to be disappointed. They want to win the All-Ireland and prove everybody wrong. They are the second best team in the country and went very close to Dublin in last year’s All-Ireland final. They gave Roscommon a bit of a drubbing in Castlebar last year.

    It’s 2001 since Roscommon last beat Mayo in a Connacht championship game. They have lost heavily when the teams met in 2004, 2005, 2009 and last season. Only in 2011, when they went down by two points, have Roscommon threatened to upset their neighbours.  

    The winners of this game will advance to the Connacht final on July 13. Should Mayo get there, they will be bidding to become the first team to win four Connacht titles in a row since Roscommon and Dermot Earley did it from 1977-80.

    ROSCOMMON: Darren O'Malley; Séan McDermott, Niall Carty, Neil Collins; Ian Kilbride, Niall Daly, Ciarán Cafferkey; Cathal Shine, Kevin Higgins; David O'Gara, Donie Shine, Ronan Stack; Senan Kilbride, Cathal Cregg, Ciaráin Murtagh.

    MAYO: Robbie Hennelly; Tom Cunniffe, Ger Cafferkey, Keith Higgins; Lee Keegan, Colm Boyle, Donal Vaughan; Aidan O'Shea, Seamus O'Shea; Diarmuid O'Connor, Conor O'Shea, Jason Doherty; Kevin McLoughlin, Alan Freeman, Cillian O'Connor.

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    It's also an early throw in for the first match in the double header at Croke Park.  
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    Leinster GAA Senior Football Championship quarter-final
    Louth v Kildare, Croke Park, 2.0

    Louth’s 1-14 to 1-09 first round victory over Westmeath gives them a little momentum going into today’s match against a Kildare side making their championship bow this season.

    The teams met in round two of the 2013 All-Ireland qualifiers, Kildare prevailing by 1-19 to 0-15 in Newbridge. Their last clash in the Leinster Championship was back in the quarter-final in 2010, when Louth recorded a superb 1-22 to 1-16 win.

    That was the last year Louth got to the Leinster final. Kildare under Jason Ryan for the first time in the championship must find someone to take over from the accomplished Johnny Doyle who retired after 15 years in April.

    Louth manager Aidan O'Rourke has made two changes from the Westmeath game. Patrick Reilly starts at right wing back, while Brian Donnelly joins Paddy Keenan in midfield.  

    The winners of this game advance to the Leinster semi-final, against either Meath or Carlow, on June 29th.

    LOUTH: Neil Gallagher; Padraig Rath, Dessie Finnegan, John O'Brien; Patrick Reilly, Derek Crilly, Adrian Reid; Paddy Keenan, Brian Donnelly; Andy McDonnell, Brian White, Derek Maguire; Declan Byrne, Conor Grimes, Mick Fanning.

    KILDARE: Mark Donnellan; Hugh McGrillen, Michael Foley, Emmet Bolton; Ollie Lyons, Fergal Conway, Keith Cribbin; Tommy Moolick, Seán Hurley; Cathal McNally, Niall Kelly, Pádraig O'Neill; Eamonn Callaghan, Tomás O'Connor, Paddy Brophy.

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    In keeping with out Mayo preview, look who's wearing his Mayo official clobber and standing with the team watching the minor match on the's Gavin Duffy.
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    Meanwhile at Croke Park.....
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    Later in the afternoon we'll have a look at the Ulster Senior Football Championship between Armagh and Cavan, the Dubs against Laois and the Hurling match in Thurles.
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    A minute's silence at Hyde Park and then it's show time.
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    Jason Doherty point for Mayo.

    Mayo 0-1 Roscommon 0-0  
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    Roscommon's Kevin Higgins responds with Roscommon's first point of the day.

    Roscommon 0-1 Mayo 0-1  

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    Mayo's Cillian O'Connor is wide with a free
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    Cillian O'Connor makes no mistake this time with a second opportunity from a free.

    Roscommon 0-1 Mayo 0-2  
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    Fourth wide for Mayo. Sloppy-ish.

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    Cathal Shine with a wide for Roscommon
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    It's all a bit stale in Dr Hyde Park. The game hasn't really taken off. Roscommon have plenty of players behind the ball but they've no outlet when they win possession.
  • 14:17
    It's 11 minutes and counting since Roscommon registered their only score of the match.
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    There's been a goal for Kildare at Croke Park, Cathal McNally the scorer. Kildare 1-7 Louth 0-3 after 17 minutes.
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    Alan Freeman dives to the ground, seeking a free. No one is impressed and that includes the referee. Mayo's sixth wide.
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    This time Freeman was fouled. Referee Eddie Kinsella moves the ball for dissent. Cillian O'Connor taps it over, his second point, both frees.

    Roscommon 0-1 Mayo 0-3    
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    RTE's Marty Morrissey has just used the phrase 'here in the Hyde.' Not sure it has the same resonance in terms of menace as 'here in the Hood.' Still he's reaching out to the young people Los Angeles.  
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    Roscommon haven't scored since the fourth minutes. We're in minute 24 now.
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    Roscommon's sporadic attacks have all the purpose of someone reading a road map while driving.
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    Not quite sure where they're going or how to get there.

    Disclaimer: The Irish Times recognises and  wishes to stress you should never drive and read a road map.    
  • 14:28
    Mayo are playing their part in this dour contest with their eighth wide. Make that nine. It's sub standard stuff.
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    Kildare have pulled clear at Croke Park leading Louth by 1-7 to 0-4 after 27 minutes. Glad some GAA folk are enjoying some decent scoring.
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    Mayo and Roscommon are making the Hyde Park pitch appear as crowded as the January Sales
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    Marty keeps refering to 'the Hyde.'
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    That's double figures in the wides tally (10) for Mayo while Roscommon have not scored for 28 minutes. I thought I spotted a tumbleweed blowing past there.
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    WAIT.............a score for Roscommon Senan Kilbride. Just the 29 minutes between their first and second points.

    Roscommon 0-2 Mayo 0-3    
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    Kevin McLoughlin point for Mayo. The best point of the match but then again we're not spoiled for choice in that respect.

    Roscommon 0-2 Mayo 0-4  
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    A free from Roscommon's Donie Shine concludes the scoring for the first half.

    Half-time: Roscommon 0-3 Mayo 0-4    
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    Right it's about to get a little trickier at Irish Times Towers as the start of the hurling match looms; a bit like going from juggling something user friendly like juggling balls to chainsaws. Here's a look ahead to the game.
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    Munster GAA Hurling Championship quarter-final replay
    Cork v Waterford, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 3.30 (Extra-time will be played if necessary)

    Waterford manager Derek McGrath has made two changes in personnel from the drawn game, bringing Shane Fives back into his defence at wing-back in place of Barry Coughlan. The return of Shane O’Sullivan, who was suspended a fortnight ago,to a midfield sector decimated by injury is a boost.

    The Ballygunner man comes in as a replacement for Eddie Barrett, who picked up a serious knee injury the last day.  

    Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy opts for one change in personnel for the game. Unsurprisingly, it comes in attack, where Youghal man Bill Cooper handed a first championship start at centre-forward, where he replaces Cian McCarthy. Eoin Cadogan returns to the squad after missing the first game through injury.

    The prize for the winners is a Munster semi-final meeting with All Ireland champions Clare a week later, June 15th.

    WATERFORD: S O'Keeffe; T de Burca, L Lawlor, N Connors; J Nagle, M Walsh, S Fives; S O’Sullivan, K Moran; C Dunford, J Dillon, P Mahony; S Walsh, B O'Sullivan, A Gleeson.

    CORK: Anthony Nash; Shane O’Neill, Damien Cahalane, Stephen McDonnell; Christopher Joyce, Mark Ellis, Lorcán McLoughlin; Daniel Kearney, Aidan Walsh; Conor Lehane, Bill Cooper, Patrick Cronin; Alan Cadogan, Séamus Harnedy, Patrick Horgan.

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    Love this picture from super snapper Brendan Moran.
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    RTE analyst Pat Spilllane has bravely declared a cure for insomnia......the first 35 minutes at Hyde Park or 'the Hyde' as Marty would say.

    GOLF: Padraig Harrington is unfortunately seven over after 16 holes of  the final round of the St Jude Classic.    
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    We're back under way in Hyde Park. The second half couldn't be as poor as the first, could it? Please say no.  

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    No changes to either side actually.
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    Mayo kick an 11th wide.
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    Roscommon then kick their fifth wide.
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    Senan Kilbride with a goal chance, neat inter-play, the first time we've said that this afternoon, but ends up with a point.

    Roscommon 0-4 Mayo 0-4  
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    Cillian O'Connor point from a free gives Mayo the lead again.

    Roscommon 0-4 Mayo 0-5    
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    Seven Roscommon players touch the ball to move play about half a metre in net gain terms.
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    Long range effort from Roscommon's Kevin Higgins drifts wide.
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    Kildare pulling further away 1-14 to 0-5.

    GOAL: Ciaran Cafferkey with a beautiful finish. The Roscommon wing back shows his forwards how to finish.

    Roscommon 1-4 Mayo 0-5      
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    Time for Mayo to wake up.

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    Brilliant free from Mayo's O'Connor. A very acute angle.

    Roscommon 1-7 Mayo 0-6  
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    At Croke Park Louth register their 10th wide, haven't scored since the 28th minute.
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    Kevin McLoughlin point from a   free. The sides are level.

    Roscommon 1-4 Mayo 0-7  
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    Mayo back in front. McLoughlin free. It's brief though as  substitute Dermot Murtagh responds for the Rossies.

    Roscommon 1-5 Mayo 0-8  
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    Murtagh again as Roscommon re-take the lead.

    Roscommon 1-6 Mayo 0-8  
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    Roscommon's Donie Shine being stretchered off.
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    Kevin Higgins hits the post.
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    Senan Kilbride with a point from a free.

    Roscommon 1-7 Mayo 0-8    
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    Mayo are in a bit of trouble at Hyde Park. Roscommon beginning to dominate possession and territory.

    Substitute Mark Nally with another point for the home side. Mayo respond with a point from Andy Moran.

    Roscommon 1-8 Mayo 0-9

    Moran gets a second point within a minute.

    Roscommon 1-8 Mayo 0-10  
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    Better from Mayo but that's a poor choice from McLoughlin.
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    TENNIS: Novak Djokovic takes the first set in the French Open final 6-3 against Rafael Nadal.

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    Best point of the match from Mayo midfielder Seamus O'Shea. The sides are level again for the fifth time. Second half has been so much better.
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    A minute to play at the Hyde.
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    Cillian O'Connor with a free for Mayo to take the lead in injury time of which there'll be five following the Shine injury.
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    It's good, O'Connor's fifth point. Roscommon 1-8 Mayo 0-12
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    Two minutes to go. McLoughlin point from play.

    Roscommon 1-8 Mayo 0-13  
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    Murtagh point.   Roscommon 1-9 Mayo 0-13
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    It's over in 'the Hyde.'

    Result: Roscommon 1-9 Mayo 0-13  
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    Ireland rugby team recovery session after taming the Pumas last night.
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    Pa Horgan with a free for Cork but Colin Dunford levels for the Deise.

    Cork 0-2 Waterford 0-2  
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    Mayo were fortunate at 'the Hyde'. Roscommon will rue a couple of missed chances that cost them dearly in injury time.
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    Roscommon will reflect on the number of frees they conceded.

    Meanwhile at Semple stadium a Brian O'Sullivan point  gives Waterford, the lead.

    Waterford 0-3 Cork 0-2    
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    Roscommon's Donie Shine's injury was apparently an ankle problem.

    THURLES: Pa Horgan point from a free.

    Cork 0-3 Waterford 0-3    
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    This time it's Horgan from play, his third point of the match, his first from play.

    Cork 0-4 Waterford 0-3  
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    Time for a brief overview as the Dubs begin the defence of their Leinster and All Ireland titles.

    Dublin v Laois, Croke Park, 4pm (Live on RTÉ)

    Dublin have won 24 of 32 meetings between the teams and reigning All Ireland and National League champions have been unplayable to most counties during Jim Gavin’s highly successful tenure as manager.

    The Dubs are looking for a fourth Leinster title in-a-row and their ninth in 10 years. Laois’ last win against today’s opposition was back in 2003, under the baton of Mick O’Dwyer. The current side are also managed by a Kerryman, Tomás Ó Flatharta.

    They had plenty to spare in beating Wicklow 0-21 to 1-11 in Aughrim they last day with Ross Munnelly kicking nine points.    

    This is the Dubs first outing since they beat Cork in the League final. Dean Rock, Ger Brennan and Denis Bastick are all fit again after injury while Gavin has also had the luxury of reintegrating the U21 side that recently won the All-Ireland title against Roscommon.    

    Next Sunday’s winners will play Longford or Wexford in the Leinster semi-final on June 29th.

    LAOIS: Graham Brody; Padraig McMahon, Paul Begley, Peter O'Leary; Darren Strong, Stephen Attride, Colm Begley; Kevin Meaney, John O'Loughlin; James Finn, Donal Kingston, Billy Sheehan; Ross Munnelly, Conor Meredith, David Conway.

    Dublin: Stpehen Cluxton; Philly McMahon, Rory O’Carroll, Jonny Cooper; James McCarthy, Nicky Devereux, Darren Daly; Michael Dara Macauley, Cian O’Sullivan; Paul Flynn, Paddy Andrews, Diarmuid Connolly; Alan Brogan, Eoghan O’Gara, Bernard Brogan.

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    Seamus Harnedy point for Cork, then Conor Lehane fires one over the crossbar.

    Cork 0-8 Waterford 0-3      
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    Mahony free for Waterford.

    Cork 0-8 Waterford 0-4  
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    Cork 0-10 Waterford 0-4, Horgan and Harnedy
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    Waterford  are being swamped; a Mahony point helps but they need so much more.

    Cork 0-11 Waterford 0-5  
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    Mass brawl at the Athletic Grounds, involving up to 15 players and  management. The game hasn't started. Could be serious ramifications.  

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    Alan Brogan gets the first score at Croke Park.

    Dublin 0-1 Laois 0-0  

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    Ross Munnelly responds for Laois.

    Dublin 0-1 Laois 0-1  

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    Munnelly again, that's two neat finishes.

    Laois 0-2 Dublin 0-1  
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    Laois halfback Darren Strong fires one over. A fine start.

    Laois 0-3 Dublin 0-1  
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    Dubs goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton kicks a 45. David Conway with a point for Laois.

    Dublin 0-2 Laois 0-4  
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    There have been a couple of incidents at Semple stadium that have seen some players lose their temper. Something in the water today. Pre-match brawl in Armagh and loud booing at half-time in Semple stadium. Cranky anyone?
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    The Thurles kerfuffle stemmed from a penalty taken by Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash which struck a Waterford player who was no more than a couple of yards away when he was struck. He collapsed in pain and it kicked off around him.
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    Paul Flynn point. Good defending by Jonny Cooper denied Laois a goal scoring chance.

    Dublin 0-3 Laois 0-4    
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    Paddy Andrews superb shot that thunders back off the crossbar but Bernard Brogan points from a free.

    Dublin 0-4 Laois 0-4  
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    Laois' Darren Strong with his second point, good finish.

    Dublin 0-4 Laois 0-5.

    Diarmuid Connolly is the latest Dublin player to hit the woodwork, very unlucky.    
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    James Finn kicks a fine long range point to extend Laois' advantage.

     Laois 0-7 Dublin 0-5 after 19 minutes.  
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    Paddy Andrew fisted point.

    Dublin 0-6 Laois 0-7

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    Bernard Brogan looks like he's picked up a hamstring injury.
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    Brogan's been attended to. Donie Kingston great strike.

    Laois 0-8 Dublin 0-6  
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    That's the fifth different scorer for Laois. The Dubs were concerned by Bernard Brogan's hamstring judging by this snapshot. Yep, he's gone.
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    Second half about to get under way in Thurles. Waterford trail by nine points.
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    Seven wides for Laois, six for Dublin
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    Shocking miss from Paddy Andrews. Dubs are struggling for their rhythm.

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    Paul Flynn point but Darren Daly is gone, another injury. Jack McCaffrey is not a bad replacement.

    Dublin 0-7 Laois 0-8  

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    A wide angle view of the pre-match brawl in Armagh
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    Thurles: Cork 0-18 Waterford 0-7
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    Eoghan O'Gara point for Dublin.

    Dublin 0-8 Laois 0-8  
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    Munnelly and Kingston (free) tag on a couple of points for Laois.   Kingston has been causing all sorts of problems and Munnelly has been very sharp. Connolly with a ninth Dublin wide.

    Laois 0-10 Dublin 0-8  

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    Laois goalkeeper Graham Brody makes a fine double save, his fourth of the half. Eoghan O'Gara denied but Cluxton  misses the 45.

    Half-time: Laois 0-10 Dublin 0-8  
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    Laois are full value for their half-time lead. They're sharper than the Dubs, who look rusty and a little out of sorts. Dubs have lost Bernard Brogan and Darren Daly to injury. They've hit the woodwork twice and some of their finishing has been poor.
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    Another row at half-time in the Athletic Grounds. Cavan have remained on the pitch.
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    In fairness to the Dubs they did create six goal scoring chances but nine wides and the trouble that Laois are causing the Dublin backs makes them seem vulnerable, albeit with just half the game played.
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    Paudie O'Sullivan gets a rousing reception from the Cork supporters on his introduction, back after an horrendous leg break in a club match last year. The first thing he dioes is tap over a point.

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    THURLES: Cork 0-25 Waterford 0-10
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    ATHLETIC GROUNDS: Some first half stats, Cavan didn't score after the eighth minute of the half and Armagh ran up a tally of nine wides.
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    THURLES: Cork 0-25 Waterford 0-11, six minutes left
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    THURLES: Cork 0-27 Waterford 0-12
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    We're back underway at   Croker. Dublin's discipline hasn't improved, two silly frees for fouling the ball.
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    Full-time:Cork 0-28 Waterford 0-14

    Cork will now play Clare in the Munster Hurling semi-final next Sunday.  
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    Three points for the Dubs in the first five minutes of the second half. Kevin McMananmon got two and Paul Flynn the other.

    Dublin 0-11 Laois 0-10  
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    Cluxton with a 45 after Jack McCaffrey had a shot blocked.

    Dublin 0-12 Laois 0-10  
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    Donoher for Laois, James McCarthy for Dublin and then a wonderful goal from Connolly. Brilliant finish.

    Dublin 1-13 Laois 0-11  
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    Cavan haven't scored in 37 minutes. Armagh 0-8 Cavan 0-2
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    Ross Munnelly free. Laois 0-12 Dublin 1-13
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    Cormac Costello for Alan Brogan. Eoin Lowry on for Laois in place of Kevin Meaney
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    John O'Loughlin  point. Laois 0-13 Dublin  1-13  
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    GOAL: Macauley strong finish. Unlucky spill by the Laois defender Paul Begley but clinical from the Dubs.

    Dublin 2-13 Laois 0-13  
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    GOAL: Caolan Rafferty. Armagh 1-9 Cavan 0-6, 52 minutes.

    Munnelly free, Cullen point.

    Dublin 2-14 Laois 0-14    
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    Wonderful point from Connolly. Munnelly responds for Laois. Dublin 2-15 Laois 0-16
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    Dean Rock with a beautifully struck free from long range and then another from closer in.

    Dublin 2-17 Laois 0-16  
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    Rock with another free. Dublin 2-18 Laois 0-16
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    Cormac Costello three points in succession to finish off the match.

    Final score: Dublin 2-21 Laois 0-16  
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    Dublin will now play Wexford on June 29th.
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    Dublin blew away the cobwebs and Laois in that second half. They did enough in fits and starts and the subs came on and contributed nine points, Rock (3), Costello (3), McManamon (3)
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    Armagh will now play the winners of Tyrone and Monaghan on Saturday, June 28th (7.0)
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    Not sure who this young man is supporting at Dr Hyde Park but having given up precious study one hopes it was Mayo.
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    It's been an eventful weekend with victories for the hurlers of Kilkenny and Cork and the footballers of Wexford, Mayo, Armagh, Kildare and Dublin. The footballers of Waterford and Clare  do it all again next Saturday.
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    Speaking of weekend's fixtures


    Leinster Senior Hurling Championship: Wexford v Dublin, Wexford Park (7.0)

    Munster Senior Football Championship replay: Waterford v Clare, Fraher Field (7.0)


    Munster Senior Hurling Championship: Clare v Cork, Thurles

    Ulster Senior Football Championship: Monaghan v Tyrone, Clones

    Leinster Senior Football Championship: Carlow v Meath                              
  • 18:22
    Thank you for your company this afternoon. The blog will be back next Sunday. Don't forget the draw for the football qualifiers to be played on the weekend of June 21st takes place tomorrow.
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