All-Ireland SFC qualifiers

It's a big day of qualifying action around the country with six counties battling for a Super 8 spot

Eamon Donoghue Sat, Jul 7
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    Hello and Welcome . . . At the end of today we'll know seven of the eight teams who'll make up the maiden Super 8s round-robin series. Roscommon lead Armagh by one point in Portlaoise and they look like joining the four provincial champions in securing their progression. This afternoon, Cork and Tyrone, and Fermanagh and Kildare are hoping to join them.

    Meanwhile the two All-Ireland hurling preliminary quarter-finals take place in Carlow and Mullingar.

    We'll keep you up to date with all the action right here. Be sure to get in touch throughout, via either the comments section ('Contact Us' tab) or on Twitter (@DonoghueEamon).

    So let's get started!!

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    All-Ireland SFC qualifiers round 4

    Armagh 1-18 Roscommon 2-22
    Cork v Tyrone, O'Moore Park, 5pm
    Fermanagh v Kildare, Pairc Tailteann, 7pm

    All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-finals

    Carlow v Limerick, Netwatch Cullen Park, 7pm
    Westmeath v Wexford, TEG Cusack Park, 7pm

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    Enda Smith has just scored his second goal for Roscommon - that's 2-1 for him as well as a number of massive marks and his team lead by seven points with two minutes of injury time remaining
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    FT Armagh 1-19 Roscommon 2-22 - Roscommon join Dublin, Kerry, Donegal and Galway in the Super 8s. Enda Smith was outstanding, as were the Murtagh brothers and Cathal Cregg.
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    TEAM NEWS (5pm throw-in)

    TYRONE: Niall Morgan; Padraig Hampsey, Ronan McNamee, Michael McKernan; Tiernan McCann, Frank Burns, Peter Harte; Colm Cavanagh, Declan McClure; Mattie Donnelly, Niall Sludden, Conor Meyler; Cathal McShane, Richard Donnelly, Connor McAliskey.

    CORK:  Mark White; James Loughrey, Jamie O'Sullivan, Kevin Crowley; Kevin Flahive, Stephen Cronin, Cian Kiely; Ian Maguire, Brian O'Driscoll; Sean White, Mark Collins, Ruairi Deane; Luke Connolly, Brian Hurley, Michael Hurley.

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    Cork introduce Antrim native James Loughrey to their defence, Cian Kiely makes his debut. Brian O'Driscoll replaces Aidan Walsh at midfield and Brian and Michael Hurley both start inside. It's great to see Brian Hurley fit and firing again for the Rebels!

    Niall Morgan replaces Michael O'Neill for Tyrone and Mark Bradley is back on their bench!

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    "Against Armagh last Saturday, with the temperature rising to 29 degrees, the Clare footballers registered weight losses ranging from 1.7kg to 2.8kg. One of the players tested dropped in weight from 85kg to 82.9 kg, while another went from 92kg to 89.5kg."

    This week's GAA Statistics column looked at how intercounty teams are coping with the heatwave. It's currently 28 degrees in Portlaoise. You can read that piece in full here.

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    Tyrone have travelled in numbers to watch their team in O'Moore Park. The national anthem has just been played and we are almost underway!
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    Cork 0-0 Tyrone 0-0 (1') GAME ON! Cork win the throw-in. Brian Hurley is out in front and wins a free.  
  • 17:03
    Luke Connolly takes the free with his right foot (from a left-footer's angle) and hits the post.  
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    Cork 0-0 Tyrone 0-1 (4')  Niall Sludden opens the scoring, he got three against Cavan and that was another fine effort on the run. Tyrone with a slight wind at their backs then almost raise a green flag but Mark White saves well from Conor Meyler.
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    Cork 0-1 Tyrone 0-1 (7') This time Connolly makes no mistake.  
  • 17:11
    Cork 0-1 Tyrone 0-2 (9') Another point blank save from Mark White after Frank Burns surged up the field to point. Cork living on the edge here
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    Very scrappy so far in this encounter. Both teams sitting off one another and a lot of wayward passes. Let's not forget how severe this heat is though!
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    Cork 0-1 Tyrone 0-4 (14') Against Meath and Cavan, Tyrone were absolutely cleaned out at midfield. Not so far here though, as Colm Cavanagh breaks forward to point from along the left sideline.

    McAliskey then taps over a free, following on from a foul in the build up to another missed Tyrone goal chance.

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    Cork 0-2 Tyrone 0-4 (19') Excellent tackle by James Loughrey and Ruairi Deane then points from a tight angle on the left. What a game he had against Kerry before his black card. He's improved massively this year

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    Cork 0-4 Tyrone 0-5 (22') Morgan tips a Michael Hurley goal chance over the bar (huge chance) and somehow Cork are within a point of Tyrone.

    Connolly then levels it up with a free, after missing a goal chance when the referee played advantage. McAliskey responds immediately.

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    Cork 0-4 Tyrone 0-6  (25') McAliskey with a free puts Tyrone two up again

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    Cork 0-4 Tyrone 0-7  (29') Tyrone turn Cork over - or rather Cork lose it with another sloppy pass - and within seconds Sludden is punting over his second point.  

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    Cork 0-4 Tyrone 0-8  (33') McAliskey taps over a free as Killian O'Hanlon replaces Jamie O'Sullivan after a harsh black card. The referee felt the Cork fullback tripped McAliskey but it all looked pretty accidental to me

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    Cork 0-5 Tyrone 0-9  (35') Ian Maguire does well to win a free and Connolly converts it. McShane then gets at the end of a sharp Tyrone counter-attack. Three minutes of first half additional time to be played

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    HT Cork 0-5 Tyrone 0-10  Conor McAliskey's free is his fourth point and the last action of the first half. A poor quality first half.  

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    All-Ireland SFC qualifiers round 4

    FT Armagh 1-19 Roscommon 2-22
    HT Cork 0-5 Tyrone 0-10
    Fermanagh v Kildare, Pairc Tailteann, 7pm

    All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-finals

    Carlow v Limerick, Netwatch Cullen Park, 7pm
    Westmeath v Wexford, TEG Cusack Park, 7pm

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    Cork 0-5 Tyrone 0-11  (36')  Tyrone win the throw-in and the second half is underway with a quickfire Cathal McShane point!  

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    Cork 0-6 Tyrone 0-11  (38')  Mark Collins gives Cork a lift with a point from 40m.

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    Cork 0-6 Tyrone 0-12  (39')  McAliskey scors his fifth point from a close-range free. Double scores. Paul Kerrigan is on   for Cork (Stephen Cronin   comes off) and hopefully he can inject some urgnecy to their play with his pace

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    Cork 0-7 Tyrone 1-13  (43')  Richard Donnelly points and Tyrone then win Cork's long kickout, Hampsey breaks away, draws a man and pops a pass. It all opens up for McAliskey who roofs the net.

    Connolly responds with a point for Cork.

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    Cork 0-8 Tyrone 1-13  (43') A good run by Michael Hurley, he handpasses back to Mark Collins who curls one over from the right of the posts

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    Cork 0-8 Tyrone 1-14  (46') Cork continue to back off and Tyrone open them up on the counter, this time McAliskey opts to fist over the bar.

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    Cork 0-8 Tyrone 1-15  (47') Frank Burns loves to get forward, this time he finds himself in acres of space just outside the D, he steers right to make his angle and slots his second point

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    Donnacha O'Connor comes on for Brian Hurley
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    Cork 0-9 Tyrone 1-16  (48') Connolly with another free to keep Cork ticking. Down the other end and McShane curls one over after an excellent long Niall Morgan kickout

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    Cork 0-10 Tyrone 2-16  (51') Luke Connolly scores his fourth free. After hitting the post with his opening effort he's been dead-eye in fairness to him.

    In the next attack Michael McKernan and Peter Harte both make big breaks and the latter squares it to Ronan O'Neill who palms into an empty net.

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    Mark Bradley is on for Peter Harte, making his injury return
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    Cork 0-11 Tyrone 2-17  (58') Frank Burns takes his third point when a goal was on. Luke Connolly replies with his second from play. Tyrone have upped it a gear in the second half and Cork just cannot live with their pace.

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    Cork 0-11 Tyrone 2-18  (59') Ronan O'Neill scores a free and Tyrone now lead by 13 points.

  • 18:25
    Mark Collins' swinging elbow sees him depart the play on a red card. And he's probably been Cork's best player today.
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    Cork 0-11 Tyrone 2-19  (65') Ronan O'Neill scores his second free - he's got 1-2 since coming on - and Cork need a miracle

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    Cork 0-11 Tyrone 2-20  (66') Mattie Donnelly gets his first point and Tyrone's 20th. He had all day to float that over

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    Cork 0-11 Tyrone 3-20  (68') Meyler to  Mattie Donnelly, the Tyrone number 10 then pops it across to Mark Bradley who fades one way, comes back the other and rolls in Tyrone's third goal

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    Six minutes added on.  
  • 18:35
    Having watched Cork lose to Roscommon in the last round of the league campaign in Dr Hyde Park, despite missing players they were totally hapless, and you'd have been very worried for them. They've carried that total lack of purpose into the summer. They go out of the championship just one game off the Super 8s, but in reality they are a million miles away from that standard!  
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    Cork 0-13 Tyrone 3-20  (75') Luke Connolly's close-in free gives him his eighth point. He quickly follows up with a well struck 45.

  • 18:42

    FT Cork 0-13 Tyrone 3-20 - Cork exit the championship after losing their last two matches by a combined total of 43 points. The less said the better. Tyrone qualify for the Super 8s, looking their most fluid yet. But a lot bigger tests lie ahead.

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    All-Ireland SFC qualifiers round 4

    FT Armagh 1-19 Roscommon 2-22
    FT Cork 0-13 Tyrone 3-20
    Fermanagh v Kildare, Pairc Tailteann, 7pm

    All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-finals

    Carlow v Limerick, Netwatch Cullen Park, 7pm
    Westmeath v Wexford, TEG Cusack Park, 7pm

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    TEAM NEWS (7pm matches)


    KILDARE:  Mark Donnellan; Peter Kelly, David Hyland, Mick O’Grady; Johnny Byrne, Eoin Doyle, Kevin Flynn; Kevin Feely, Tommy Moolick; Fergal Conway, Paul Cribbin, Kevin Cribbin; Neill Flynn, Daniel Flynn, Paddy Brophy

    SHC WESTMEATH:  Paddy Carroll; Conor Shaw, Tommy Doyle (captain), John Gilligan; Shane Clavin, Paul Greville, Derek McNicholas; Eoin Price, Aonghus Clarke; Robbie Greville, Ciaran Doyle, Cormac Boyle; Niall O'Brien, Niall Mitchell, Allan Devine.

    SHC WEXFORD:  Mark Fanning; Damien Reck, Liam Ryan, Simon Donohue; Paudie Foley, Matthew O'Hanlon, Diarmuid O'Keeffe; Kevin Foley, Shaun Murphy; Lee Chin, Aidan Nolan, Jack O'Connor; Paul Morris, David Dunne, Conor McDonald.

    SHC LIMERICK:  Nickie Quaid; Mike Casey, Richie McCarthy, Richie English; Diarmaid Byrnes, Declan Hannon, Dan Morrissey; William O'Donoghue, Cian Lynch; Gearoid Hegarty, Kyle Hayes, Tom Morrissey; Aaron Gillane, Seamus Flanagan, Graeme Mulcahy.    

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    Our focus is going to turn to Kildare v Fermanagh but we will be keeping you up to date with the scores in Mullingar and Cullen Park
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    Kildare 0-1 Fermanagh 0-0 (1') Fermanagh register the first wide of the match before Paul Cribbin floats one over at full tilt down the other end. And we are underway in Navan!!
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    Paul Cribbin was the hero of the win over Mayo, and Kildare will hope the former AFL player can repeat that performance today
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    Kildare 0-2 Fermanagh 0-1 (4') Neil Flynn's point is sandwiched between a lovely Ryan Jones effort on the right wing, and a goal chance from Eoin Donnelly which hit the crossbar and came down on the wrong side of the line
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    Kildare 0-3 Fermanagh 0-1 (5') Paul Cribbin points again after a fine mark from Kevin Feely
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    Kildare 1-3 Fermanagh 0-1 (8') Long ball into Daniel Flynn, and Flynn springs up to catch it. He dummies the 'keeper and then rolls it in. GOAL!!
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    Westmeath 0-4 Wexford 0-5 (15') Aidan Nolan puts Wexford two points up in Mullingar. Allan Devine responds with a free
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    Kildare 1-5 Fermanagh 0-2 (16')  Seamus Quigley and Daniel Flynn both raise white flags before Keith Cribbin is denied a goal by a sharp save. The referee had signalled for an advantage, and so he brings it back and Neil Flynn slots the free
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    Kildare 1-6 Fermanagh 0-3 (19')  The vastly experienced Declan McCusker is at the end of a nice Fermanagh attack to register their third point. Down the other end and Tommy Moolick fists over from about 20m.  
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    Kildare 1-7 Fermanagh 0-4 (20')  After dropping a free short, Neil Flynn makes up for it with a beauty from out wide on the right. Seamus Quigley then taps over a free in response
  • 19:24
    Carlow 0-3 Limerick 3-5  (20') Aaron Gillane with the Treaty county's third goal in Cullen Park
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    All-Ireland SFC qualifiers round 4

    FT Armagh 1-19 Roscommon 2-22
    FT Cork 0-13 Tyrone 3-20
    L Fermanagh 0-4 Kildare 1-9

    All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-finals

    L Carlow 0-3 Limerick 3-5
    L Westmeath 0-5 Wexford 1-10

  • 19:28
    Westmeath 0-5 Wexford 1-10 (26') David Dunne scores the first goal of the match in Mullingar with Aidan Nolan providing the assist
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    Kildare 1-10 Fermanagh 0-4 (26') Kildare's most recent point is via Kevin Feely on the overlap. They are playing at a different pace to Fermanagh so far
  • 19:31
    Kildare 1-10 Fermanagh 0-4 (29')  Aidan Breen's effort drags wide after a lovely move. Their sixth wide and they only have themselves and their shooting to blame for being so far behind.
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    Kildare 1-11 Fermanagh 0-5 (31')  Paddy Brophy sits back into the pocket and curls over his team's 11th point within a half an hour. Seamus Quigley gets one back with a very well taken free
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    Kildare 1-12 Fermanagh 0-5 (33')  Fermanagh make their second change, this time Tomas Corrigan comes on. Meanwhile Daniel Flynn goes on a mazy run, pops it to Kevin Flynn and the halfback kicks over his second point
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    Kildare 1-13 Fermanagh 0-5 (35')  One minute of first half additional time added as Daniel Flynn takes his point when a goal was on
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    All-Ireland SFC qualifiers round 4

    FT Armagh 1-19 Roscommon 2-22
    FT Cork 0-13 Tyrone 3-20
    HT Fermanagh 0-5 Kildare 1-13

    All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-finals

    HT Carlow 0-4 Limerick 3-9
    HT Westmeath 0-8 Wexford 1-12

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    Kildare have carried the intensity of last weekend into this match. They are playing beautiful football and again their key men are really standing up: Daniel Flynn, Paul Cribbin and Kevin Feely in particular
  • 19:43
    Fermanagh aren't actually playing that badly (in comparison to Cork in the last game anyway). But they've been wasteful and Kildare have just been fantastic
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    Kildare 1-13 Fermanagh 0-7 (36') Ryan Lyons comes on for Conall Jones as Kildare win the throw-in but their first attack comes to nothing. Down the other end and Seamus Quigley wins a free and taps it over before Ruairi Corrigan adds another. Second half underway!
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    Kildare 1-15 Fermanagh 0-8 (40') Kevin Flynn sets up Daniel Flynn for a point. They've 1-5 between them those two. Tomas Corrigan gets one back for Fermanagh before Peter Kelly comes up from the Kildare defence to raise a white flag. End to end stuff!
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    Kildare 2-15 Fermanagh 0-8 (42') WHAT A GOAL! Tommy Moolick shows great vision to flick the ball down to Eoin Doyle, he squares it and Neil Flynn dives to palm the ball into the net. Kildare are looking very impressive. Playing with pace, intensity and intent!
  • 20:06
    Fionn Dowling comes on for Moolick who has put in a great shift. Scored a point, linked the play and made that goal.
  • 20:10
    Kildare 2-15 Fermanagh 0-10 (48') Seamus Quigley has done his best in fairness and he scores another free for Fermanagh! His brother Sean then comes off the bench to curl over a beauty.
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    Westmeath 0-13 Wexford 2-15 (50') Lee Chin slots a free from close range, his seventh point of the game
  • 20:12
    Kildare 2-17 Fermanagh 0-10 (50') A Neil Flynn free is followed up by a surging run and point from Fergal Conway. Now all of the Kildare starting forwards have scored
  • 20:15
    Kildare 2-18 Fermanagh 0-11 (52') Chris Healy scores a nice point after good fielding by Dowling. Tomas Corrigan then gets his second point. Kildare are emptying their bench, both midfielders are off as are both of the Cribbin brothers and Daniel Flynn as they begin to prepare for the Super 8s next weekend
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    Carlow 0-8 Limerick 4-14 (55') Diarmuid Byrnes scores Limerick's fourth goal and they're on their way into the All-Ireland quarter-finals
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    Kildare 2-18 Fermanagh 0-13 (55') Two more from Sean Quigley who has scored three points from play since coming on.
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    Carlow 0-10 Limerick 5-16 (61') Limerick's fifth goal is via Peter Casey.

    Westmeath 0-16 Wexford 2-18 (64') Harry Kehoe gets Wexford's latest score to increase their lead to eight points  

  • 20:27
    Kildare 2-18 Fermanagh 0-16 (65') Eoin Donnelly goes on a massive burst and after he's fouled Seamus Quigley slots a free.  
  • 20:28

    All-Ireland SFC qualifiers round 4

    FT Armagh 1-19 Roscommon 2-22
    FT Cork 0-13 Tyrone 3-20
    L Fermanagh 0-16 Kildare 2-18

    All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-finals

    L Carlow 0-11 Limerick 5-21
    L Westmeath 0-16 Wexford 2-18

  • 20:32
    Kildare 2-19 Fermanagh 0-17 (70') Healy scores another, before an absolute delight of a score from the outside of Ryan Jones' right boot. Five minutes to be added on.
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    Kildare 2-20 Fermanagh 0-17 (73') As Moolick did in the first half, Paddy Brophy fists over an excellent score on the run from about 20m out.  
  • 20:37
    Kildare 3-20 Fermanagh 0-18 (75') Chris Healy - who has been very lively since coming on - collects a great ball over the top, leaves his man for dead with a sidestep and curls it into the top corner (he might have been going for his point, but we'll give him the credit!)
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    So that's that . . .  This year's Super 8s will include Roscommon, Tyrone and Kildare. Tyrone and Kildare both ease through with the latter looking very impressive. All three games were high scoring, but Roscommon and Armagh's clash in Portlaosie was the only competitive outing.  

    Match reports and analysis from around the grounds are already on their way in. We'll be back tomorrow with the Leinster hurling final replay, and the final round four SFC qualifier between Monaghan and Laois. Until then, thanks for joining us.


    All-Ireland SFC qualifiers round 4

    FT Armagh 1-19 Roscommon 2-22
    FT Cork 0-13 Tyrone 3-20
    FT Fermanagh 0-18 Kildare 3-20

    All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-finals

    FT Carlow 0-13 Limerick 5-22
    FT Westmeath 0-16 Wexford 2-21