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Mayo are among the teams in qualifier action before Cork play Kerry in the Munster SFC final

Philip Reid Sat, Jun 23
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  • 16:43
    Philip Reid here with the action from the All-Ireland football round two qualifiers ...... one match played earlier saw Monaghan outclass Waterford at Fraher Field. The Ulstermen had no problems at all in moving on to the next phase of the championship with a comprehensive 5-21 to 0-9 win. Yes, that’s a massive 27 points winning margin for Monaghan.

    The big match this evening is of course the Munster Football Final between holders Kerry and Cork. That game at Pairc Ui Chaoimh has a seven o’clock throw-in.

    Before that, we have six qualifiers starting at five o’clock with some heavy hitters among those seeking to ultimately earn a place through to the Super Eights.

    Mayo are old masters at taking the back road to the latter stages of the championship and Stephen Rochford’s men are away to Tipperary in Semple Stadium with Cillian O’Connor – who scored 3-9 the last day out in the win over Limerick – again poised to provide the main scoring threat.

    Tyrone too are on the road for a match away to Carlow in Dr Cullen Park......Carlow have brought great colour to the Leinster campaign and will aim to turn the ground into something of a “bear pit” for the visitors.

    Kildare are also on the road in seeking to rediscover their way in the campaign. The Lilywhites visit Longford at Pearse Park, while Sligo play hosts to Armagh at Markievicz Park, Leitrim have home advantage against Louth while Cavan will be looking to see off Down.
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  • 16:49

    Well, it would appear that Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton has won his fitness battle ahead of Sunday's Leinster Final against Laois


  • 16:52
    Mayo certainly look up for this match against Tipperary ..... manager Stephen Rochford out on the pitch, players going through their pre-match routines.
  • 16:53
    There is one change on the Mayo team by the way.... James Durcan is in to replace Cian Hanley
  • 16:59

    Not long now before the six All-Ireland round two qualifiers get under way ..... six teams will march on and six will wave goodbye to the championship for another year.


    Wonder will there be any shocks this evening?

  • 17:01
    All ready for the throw-in in Semple Stadium.....
  • 17:03

    Not surprised to see Tipperary with so many men behind the ball from the off.....Lee Keegan already making an impact. Cillian O'Connor gets Mayo up and runnning with a pointed free.

    Mayo 0-1 Tipperary 0-0 (1 min)

  • 17:05

    Andy Moran held off the ball and referee has his own hawk eyes to see 50 metres down the field.....that's another free to Mayo. Cillian O'Connor does the business to score his second point.

    Mayo 0-2 Tipperary 0-0 (4 mins)

  • 17:06

    Mayo are up for this one okay.....Aidan O'Shea kicks a lovely point off his left foot.


    Mayo 0-3 Tipperary 0-0 (5 mins)

  • 17:08

    Mayo are all over Tipperary.....if one O'Shea brother can do it, so can the other. Seamie O'Shea kicks one.


    Mayo 0-4 Tipperary 0-0 (6 mins)

  • 17:09

    And Tipperary are off the mark.....Philip Austin with a nice point.


    Mayo 0-4 Tipperary 0-1 (8 mins)

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  • 17:11

    GOAL for Tipperary.....Mayo goalkeeper David Clarke won't want to see that one again. High ball in, he came out but Michael Quinlivan flicked it by him. Clever play.


    We have a match.


    Mayo 0-4 Tipperary 1-1 (10 mins)

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    Philip Austin is on fire ......clever fisted point from the man brought in prior to the start.


    Tipperary ahead for the first time.


    Mayo 0-4 Tipperary 1-2 (11 mins)

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    After a slow start, Tipperary have responded really well. Some terrific movement from their forwards.....
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    There is a huge - and I mean HUGE - green and red Mayo flag on the terrace at Semple Stadium .....
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    Tyrone leading Carlow 0-3 to 0-2 after 13 minutes
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    Keith Higgins must have been watching the rugby earlier ..... that's a definite free in for Tipperary.


    Tipperary are back in front. Liam McGrath with the free.


    Tipperary 1-3 Mayo 0-5 (19 mins)

  • 17:21
    Carlow goal from Darragh O'Brien has put the home side ahead 1-2 to 0-3 against Tyrone ...... a number of Tyrone players picking up yellow cards too.
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    Lovely left-footed point on the turn from Conor Sweeney.....Tipperary two points up.

    1-4 to 0-5 (20 mins)

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    Cillian O'Connor with the free to bring the sides level again.

    Mayo started strongly but are now having to battle for every ball.

    Mayo 0-7 Tipperary 1-4 (25 mins)

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    Fine save from David Clarke.....Michael Quinlivan had only a goal on his mind but referee was playing advantage.

    McGrath kicks the free and Tipperary are back ahead.

    Tipperary 1-5 Mayo 0-7 (27 mins)

  • 17:29

    Bad news for Mayo....Seamie O'Shea is down with what appears to be a serious injury. They're already lost Tom Parsons for the season.

    O'Shea looks in a lot of pain, seemed to catch his studs in the turf and went down.

  • 17:31
    Seamie O'Shea is getting a standing ovation as he makes his way off. Diarmuid O'Connor is on to take his place in the Mayo midfield. They have their hands full coping with Tipperary's movement.
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    Jack Kennedy gets his name on the score sheet for Tipperary ..... fine point.

    Tipperary 1-6 Mayo 0-7 (31 mins)

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    Cillian O'Connor is a good man with the boot.....another accurate free reduces the deficit.


    Tipperary 1-6 Mayo 0-8 (33 mins)

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    Referee Maurice Deegan has added five minutes of injury in the Mayo- Tipperary match in Thurles
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    Hawk Eye needed for a Michael Quinlivan effort.....he made a superb leap to get the ball in the first place, and kicked on the turn.


    Point or not?

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    It's a Tá


    Point for Quinlivan and Tipperary move two points clear in first-half injury time.

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    Some whole-hearted defending from the Tipperary backs.....they'll be converting a pile of hurling fans at this rate.
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  • 17:42
    Black card for Colm Boyle.....not going Mayo's way at all. A blatant block on a Tipp man off the ball. Not the way he wanted to mark his 100th game for Mayo.
  • 17:44

    Well, the shock is definitely on the cards at Semple Stadium.


    Tiperary are up by two points at the half-time break and Mayo look a bit stunned by it all. Mayo made a great start, raced into an early lead but have stalled and Tipperary are playing the better football.


    Tipperary 1-7 Mayo 0-8 at half-time

  • 17:47
    Cavan are at "home" in Brewster Park.....but it's not going their way. Down have improved greatly on their Ulster championship loss to Donegal and are 0-10 to 0-8 ahead at the break.
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    Some 25,000 stand tickets have been sold for the Cork-Kerry Munster football final......still terrace tickets available for those making a late decision to head to Pairc Ui Chaoimh
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    They'll be finishing their Bovril or tea or protein drinks in the dressing rooms at Semple Stadium, Dr Cullen Park and Brewster Park just about now.

    Mayo have a fight on their hands - two points down to Tipperary!

    Tyrone are three points up on Carlow!


    And Down are two points up on Cavan!



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    Some harsh words by the looks of it being aired to the Mayo players in the middle of the pitch before the start of the second-half.....
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    First blood of the secodn half to Mayo ....reduce the deficit to a point.
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    Kevin McLoughlin has a bloody mouth....he'll be off for a few minutes to get it stitched up. Temporary sub on.

    Cillian O'Connor with the free to level matters. That's his fifth pointed free.

    Mayo 0-10 Tipperary 1-7 (39 mins)

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    Evan Comerford going long, long with the kick-outs for Tipperary.
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    Michael Quinlivan with a lovely point after some patient build-up play from Tipperary.....back in front.

    Tipperary 1-8 Mayo 0-10 (44 mins)

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    In Dr Cullen Park, Tyrone doing what Tyrone do.....long free from Conor McAliskey to put them 0-10 to 1-3 up on Carlow.
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    Liam McGrath's left-foot does the job.....fine point after more patient build-up play from Tipperary.


    Jack Kennedy is having a greater influence.


    Tipp 1-9 Mayo 0-10 (46 mins)

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    Tipperary are moving tremendously well....great point from Conor Sweeney.


    Tipperary 1-10 Mayo 0-10 (47 mins)

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    Down leading Cavan....but down to 14 men.
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    Cillian O'Connor misses a free.....not going Mayo's way. Tipperary very much on the front foot.



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  • 18:15

    Goal chance for Mayo but James Durcan fires over the bar. We have some game on now.....


    Tipperary 1-10 Mayo 0-11 (50 mins)

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    Michael Quinlivan might be the star name but Tipp have more than one forward star ....Liam McGrath with the poin.


    GOAL for Mayo. James Durcan going for a point, gets the goal.

    1-11 1-11

  • 18:19

    Mayo are back in front.....Kevin McLoughlin is over his bloody mouth and kicks a lovely long range point.


    Mayo 1-12 to Tipp's 1-11 (54 mins)

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    Bit of a breather for players as substitutions are really is a cauldron out on the Semple Stadium pitch. Mayo are a point clear heading into the final 15 minutes.
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    Jason Doherty gets a point.....sideline ball should have been to Tipperary but Mayo got it and quick play up the field.


    Mayo 1-13 Tipperary 1-11

  • 18:24

    Mayo moving very well now....Jason Doherty with another point. That lucky goal has really given them the momentum.


    Mayo 1-14 Tipperary 1-11 (59 mins)

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    It is all Mayo now.....
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    Andy Moran's goalbound shot deflected over the bar by Evan Comerford.....Mayo have the scent of victory.


    Mayo 1-16 Tipperary 1-11 (60 mins)

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    Almost 10 minutes since Tipperary last scored.....Mayo have moved up the gears in that time.
  • 18:29
    Looks like further injury woes for Mayo.....Jason Doherty injured in falling when tackled. Physios are busy....
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  • 18:31
    Goal chance for Quinlivan....good save from Clarke and the ball rebounds back off Quinlivan and the umpire waves it wide. Not going Tipp's way now.....Mayo very much in control of their own destiny with five minutes of normal time remaining.
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    Mayo manager Stephen Rochford on the sideline has that calm look of a man who knows his men have done the job


    Mayo 1-17 Tipperary 1-11 (68 mins)

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    Tyrone 3-13 to Carlow's 1-6 with clock ticking down at Dr Cullen Park


    Cavan a point up on Down going into injury time

  • 18:37
    There will be five minutes of injury time in Semple Stadium..... Mayo had a tough time of it for much of the match but their experience came through when it mattered.
  • 18:38

    All over in Brewster Park


    Cavan have beaten Down .......

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  • 18:42

    Referee Maurice Deegan has blown the final whistle and Mayo are through to Round 3 of the qualifiers.


    Mayo 1-19 to Tipperary's 1-11


    Mayo had their backs to the wall at one stage of the second half but showed their class when it mattered most. Stephen Rochford's main worry will be the injury to Seamie O'Shea..... but a good win for Mayo and they are gathering pace again heading towards the Super Eights.

  • 18:42
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    It seems there was quite a bit of afters in the Cavan - Down match.....referee Cormac Reilly has issued a number of red cards after Cavan progressed. But they will be missing players going forward.
  • 18:45

    Cork are aiming to end a losing streak against the Kingdom in the upcoming Munster Football Final at Pairc Ui Chaoimh


    Malachy Clerkin cast his eye over the streak

  • 18:47

    The five o'clock games are over.....Mayo, Tyrone and Cavan march on; Tipperary, Carlow and Down are out.



  • 18:49

    The Kerry-Cork match is the big one coming up shortly in the Munster final......

    but there is also further action in the qualifiers with Longford hosting Kildare and Leitrim at home to Louth.



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  • 18:53

    Over at Markievicz Park, and visitors Armagh hold a one point lead at half-time over Sligo

    0-8 to 0-7

  • 18:58

    Great crowd at the new stadium by the River Lee.....the teams are parading behind the band and we are only a few minutes away from the throw-in. Ciaran Branagan is the man in the middle for this latest clash between the great Munster rivals.

    Will home advantage give Cork any edge? The bookies have Kerry priced at 3/10 to retain the title.



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  • 19:01

    Word from Markievicz Park is that Armagh have made a storming start to the second half with a quick goal.....four points up.


    In Pairc Ui Chaoimh, the national anthem is finishing up and we're all set......the teams are breaking up and moving into position.

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    Must say, the pitch in Pairc Ui Chaoimh looks a picture....all credit to the grounds staff
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    GOAL for CORK
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    Cork full-back Jamie O'Sullivan fists the ball to the back of the net after just two minutes.

    WOW....what a sensational start. What was O'Sullivan doing so far up the field?


    Great pass and vision from Ruairi Dean to set up the FULL-BACK for the goal!

    Cork 1-0 Kerry 0-0

  • 19:05
    Blood sub for Cork....goalscorer O'Sullivan off for treatment
  • 19:06

    David Clifford kicks Kerry's first point...the Boy Wonder is off and running.

    Cork 1-0 Kerry 0-1 (4 mins)

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    GOAL for Kerry
  • 19:07

    Stephen O'Brien made a great run and fired home to the net for Kerry

    Kerry 1-1 Cork 1-0 (5 mins)

  • 19:08

    Off the crossbar .....Kerry's Sean O'Shea made a great run through the Cork defence and his shot cracked back off the crossbar.

    What a start we've holding back by anyone.

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    Lovely score from Paul Geaney with the outside of his boot. Poor kickout from Cork goalkeeper Mark White.....


    Kerry 1-2 Cork 1-0 (9 mins)

  • 19:11


    for Cork


    Mark Collins fists it to the back of the net after a great run again from Ruairi Dean...... if the GAA did the World Cup, three goals inside 10 minutes


    Cork 2-0 Kerry 1-2 (10 mins)

  • 19:12

    Luke Connolly gets Cork's first go with TWO goals


    Cork 2-1 Kerry 1-2 (11 mins)

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  • 19:15
    Terrific open game with the focus purely on attacking football from both teams......
  • 19:16

    James O'Donoghue gets his first score of the game to reduce the deficit....

    Cork 2-1 Kerry 1-3 (15 mins)

  • 19:17

    Paul Murphy ventures forward from wingback to level matters for Kerry.....

    Cork 2-1 Kerry 1-4 (15 mins)

  • 19:18

    The other Boy Wonder -- Sean O'Shea - gets in on the act to put Kerry ahead. The 19-year-old has a wise old head on those shoulders.


    Kerry 1-5 Cork 2-1 (17 mins)

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  • 19:20

    Sam Ryan has been black carded by referee Ciaran Branagan for a challenge on David Clifford ..... that's a harsh call by the man in black.


    Kerry point the free and move two points clear.

  • 19:23

    Clever play from Paul Geaney....fists it over

    Kerry 1-7 Cork 2-1 (21 mins)

  • 19:23

    Paul Murphy is getting a lot of freedom.....that's two points from play for the wing back


    Kerry 1-8 Cork 2-1 (22 mins)

  • 19:25

    Cork seem to have lost their way a bit after the fast start......Kerry running at them.   Very soft free for Kerry....might have gone the other way for barging.

    Anyway, Sean O'Shea kicks the free between the posts.

    Kerry 1-9 Cork 2-1 (23 mins)

  • 19:26

    David Clifford with a lovely point off his left boot..... Cork defenders can't get a hand on him

    Kerry 1-10 Cork 2-1 (24 mins)

  • 19:27
    BLACK CARD for Kerry wing forward Stephen O'Brien....can't have any issue with that, dragged the man down. Robbie Henshaw would have been proud of that.
  • 19:30
    Kerry might have been rattled by conceding those two early goals but have really settled and are very much controlling matters now. Cork finding it hard to find any time on the ball.
  • 19:33
    A goal chance for Luke Connolly but he was caught in two minds and the ball ends up going tamely wide.....Cork are struggling to get scores.
  • 19:34

    BLACK CARD for Cork's Ruairi that's another harsh call. Referee's favourite colour at the moment.



  • 19:35
    Referee Ciaran Branagan has issued THREE black cards in the first half..... 'nough said!!!
  • 19:38

    Stark difference in how Kerry and Cork take their chances.....lovely point from Kerry full-forward Paul Geaney to stretch their lead to 1-11 to 2-1.

    Paul Kerrigan has come on for Cork with three minutes of injury time added.

  • 19:40
    Armagh have beaten score 1-19 to 1-13. That's Armagh taking the back door route into Round Three.
  • 19:42

    Kerry have a double score lead over Cork at half-time 1-11 to 2-1..... Cork have run into a cul-de-sac after their blistering start and need a GPS to get back on the right road.


    Kerry look to be in a different class with Paul Geaney and the young bucks David Clifford and Sean O'Shea having a field day.

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  • 19:55
    Is there any way back for Cork? Seven points adrift but it seems like more than that ..... Kerry's pace and physicality looks to be in a different league. Cork need to discover the art of scoring points. Kerry very much in control of their own destiny.
  • 19:57
    The teams are back on the field for the second-half.....Cork trailing Kerry by seven points.
  • 19:59

    GOAL....this could be a rout!!

    Paul Geaney turns and shoots with his left peg and that smacks into the back of the net.


    Cork all at sea.

    Kerry 2-11 Cork 2-1 (36 mins)

  • 20:01

    Sean O'Shea adds to Cork's misery....this is some teenager, 45m kick straight through the posts.

    Kerry 2-12 Cork 2-1 (38 mins)

  • 20:04
    In Carrick on Shannon, looks like Leitrim are moving clear..... Leitrim lead 0-14 to Louth's 1-7
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    Lack of consistency from the referee.....two pulldowns in the last two minutes and nothing, he's keeping the black cards in his pocket this half. I'd say Ruairi Dean is looking on and wondering .....????



  • 20:07
    Cork are in a bad place.....Kerry totally dominant and it looks as if all the early vigour and enthusiasm that Cork showed has evaporated into the blue skies abover the Park. Kerry a different class.
  • 20:08

    And finally....Cork score. Luke Connolly kicks a point from a free.Only 10 points in it now....


    Kerry 2-12 Cork 2-2 (46 mins)

  • 20:11
    Pushing and shoving.....handbags for everyone. It'll be a free in for Cork when they all settle down.
  • 20:12
    The referee is having a long chat with his linesmen and umpires.....
  • 20:13

    Referee Ciaran Branagan has found his pocket again....reaching in. What colour? Notebook too.....he is pointing his fingers and calling Cork's Mark Colins and Kerry's Jason Foley in. YELLOW CARDS.

    Lots of booing from the Cork crowd. And he has overturned the free and thrown the ball in.


  • 20:13
    Ah throw it in ref......
  • 20:14

    Kerry have the ball and are storming up the field.....Gavin White charges up and James O'Donoghue kicks it over. Now, that's the difference between the sides.

    Kerry 2-13 Cork 2-2 (52 mins)

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  • 20:18

    All the Kerry subs are playing to the same tempo as those who started.....clearly fighting for their starting places.


    Geaney again taps for another point.


    Kerry 2-14 Cork 2-2 (56 mins)

  • 20:20

    Gavin White has been good this evening and he fists over another Kerry point.

    Kerry 2-15 Cork 2-2 (57 mins)

  • 20:21
    Cork are in a bad place.....all the promise of their fast start has been replaced by a dis-spirited performance. Kerry finding it all too easy.
  • 20:24

    Another excellent 45metre kick from Sean O'Shea ..... there is some talent coming through on this Kerry team. No wonder Eamon Fitzmaurice has that look of contentment on the sideline.


    Kerry 2-16 Cork 2-2 (62 mins)

  • 20:28
    Ironic cheers from the crowd as Cork nab a point ...... only the 13 points in it. Peter Kelleher with the score.
  • 20:30

    Paul Geaney finding it all too easy....fists over another point, that's 1-5 for him on the day.

    Kerry 2-17 Cork 2-3 (67 mins)

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    Paul Geaney scrambles it over.....a personal haul of 2-5

    Cork left the building a long time ago.


    Kerry 3-17 Cork 2-3 (70 mins)

  • 20:33

    Point for Mark Collins..... only papering over the cracks.

    Kerry 3-17 Cork 2-4 in injury time.

  • 20:35
    The number of empty seats in what were packed stands says how much the Cork followers feel about their team's disappointing display...... Kerry look like a serious team with Sam Maguire very much on their minds this year. Kerry 3-18 Cork 2-4 in injury time.
  • 20:38

    And it is all over, Cork have been put out of their misery.

    Kerry win on a scoreline of 3-18 to 2-4.


    Kerry totally and utterly dominant. That's the Munster double of Minor and Senior provincial titles collected today.

  • 20:39
    Leitrim have beaten Louth in the qualifier and move on to round three.
  • 20:40
    "We knew it was going to be a tough test!" - David Clifford managed to keep a straight face when saying that.....Kerry's young guns bring a lot of pace and flair to the team as they move on to the Super 8s.
  • 20:43

    A late, late goal from Chris Kelly has given Kildare a five point lead deep into injury time at Longford: 1-15 to 0-13

  • 20:44
  • 20:46

    What did we learn today?


    Kerry are a really serious outfit....they have Sam on their mind.


    Cork look lost!


    Mayo never give up .....great fighting spirit when their backs were to the wall.


    Carlow had a great run but it's over.....Tyrone move on.


    Munster Football Final

    Kerry   3-18 Cork 2-4


    All-Ireland Football Qualifiers

    Round 2

    Cavan 1-14 Down 0-15

    Mayo 1-19 Tipperary 1-11

    Tyrone 3-14 Carlow 1-10

    Armagh 1-19 Sligo 1-13

    Monaghan   5-21 Waterford 0-9

     Kildare 1-16 Longford 0-13

    Leitrim 0-25 Louth 1-12