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Throw-in for today’s clash is at 4pm. Here’s how the teams are named to start:

Cork

1. Anthony Nash

2. Sean O’Donoghue
3. Damien Cahalane
4. Colm Spillane

5. Christopher Joyce
6. Mark Ellis
7. Mark Coleman

8. Darragh Fitzgibbon
9. Bill Coooper

10. Daniel Kearney
11. Conor Lehane
12. Robbie O’Flynn

13. Luke Meade
14. Seamus Harnedy
15. Patrick Horgan

Clare

1. Donal Tuohy

2. Patrick O’Connor
3. Conor Cleary
4. Jack Browne

5. David Fitzgerald
6. David McInerney
7. Seadna Morey

8. Colm Galvin
9. Tony Kelly

10. Cathal Malone
11. John Conlon
12. David Reidy

13, Conor McGrath
14. Peter Duggan
15. Shane O’Donnell

1Mins

Cork 0-0 Clare 0-1

Clare bring a high level of aggression early on and John Conlon gives them the lead.

1Mins

Cork 0-0 Clare 0-3

Colm Galvin and Peter Duggan (free) move Clare three ahead. Fine start for the Banner.

Cork 0-2 Clare 0-3

Huge point from Daniel Kearney there for Cork from way out the field.

7Mins

Cork 0-3 Clare 0-3

Horgan lands a free from distance and the Rebels are back on level terms.

Cork 0-2 Clare 0-3

8Mins

Cork 0-3 Clare 0-4

Another Duggan free edges Clare back in front.

11Mins

Cork 0-4 Clare 0-4

A fantastic hook by Sean O’Donoghue at one end of the field sees Cork clear upfield for Lehane to split the posts at the far end.

15Mins

Cork 0-6 Clare 0-4

Horgan slots over a free from the left.

17Mins

CHANCE! Alan Cadogan forces a good save from Donal Tuohy and Peter Duggan has a shot on goal blocked by Damien Cahalane at the far end.

17Mins

Another wide for Clare, Duggan hits their fifth.

17Mins

David Fitzgerald replaces Jack Browne for Clare.

21Mins

Cork 0-7 Clare 0-5

The Clare forward line are looking dangerous but so far they haven’t been ruthless in front of the posts. Lehane tags on his second for Cork.

24Mins

Cork 0-8 Clare 0-6

David Reidy swings over a fine score from the right touchline. Bill Cooper responds for Cork from the next play.

27Mins

Cork 0-8 Clare 0-8

Duggan lands two frees in quick succession, the second of them from well inside his own half, to level us up.

29Mins

Cork 0-9 Clare 0-8

Horgan assuredly converts another free.

30Mins

Cork 0-9 Clare 0-9

Colm Galvin finds some space on the half forward line and he raises a white flag.

33Mins

Cork sub: Daniel Kearney is being replaced by Brian Lawton.

35Mins

Cork 0-10 Clare 0-9

Darragh Fitzgibbon drives forward from midfield and bombs over a fantastic score.

36Mins

Cork 0-11 Clare 0-9

Brilliant catch and run from Lehane before he feeds Harnedy for a score off his left.

37Mins

Cork 0-11 Clare 0-10

Tony Kelly has been very quiet so far but he finally gets his name on the scoresheet after winning a ball at midfield. He wins another free that Duggan sends wide.

35Mins

Cork 0-11 Clare 0-10 – HT

52Mins

After 18 minutes at half-time, Clare have still not emerged from the dressing room. The Cork players are left waiting on the field.

36Mins

Cork 0-11 Clare 0-11

Shane O’Donnell gets his first score of the game with a simple score after he read a break.

36Mins

Cork 0-12 Clare 0-11

Mark Ellis lands a good score from distance.

37Mins

Cork 0-12 Clare 0-12 

Clare turn over Cork and they move it into the hands of John Conlon, who scores his second of the day.

37Mins

Cork 0-12 Clare 0-12

Two wides in succession for Cork.

41Mins

Cork 0-13 Clare 0-12

Great catch from Colm Spillane and Fitzgibbon drills it over from centre-field.

42Mins

Cork 0-14 Clare 0-12

Fine finish from Fitzgibbon, his third today.

44Mins

Cork 0-14 Clare 0-12

Shane Kingston comes in and sends his first scoring chance wide.

45Mins

Cork 0-14 Clare 0-13

O’Donnell notches a fine score from a tight angle.

48Mins

Robbie O’Flynn is down injured after sustaining a heavy blow to the head.

50Mins

The game has been held up for the last five minutes as O’Flynn is stretchered off. There will be plenty of stoppage-time at the end of this half.

51Mins

A half-time score for you in the Ulster SFC quarter-final: Tyrone 0-8 Monaghan 1-7

52Mins

We’re back underway. Hopefully O’Flynn is alright.

55Mins

Cork 1-14 Clare 0-13

Brilliant one-handed finish from Lehane after Horgan kept the ball alive with a flick across goal.

55Mins

Cork 1-15 Clare 0-13

Cork attack and Horgan splits the posts to send them five clear. Peter Duggan is replaced by debutant Darragh Corry on the Clare team.

56Mins

Cork 1-15 Clare 0-14

Reidy tries to take on Mark Coleman down the flank and is fouled. Reidy slots over the resultant free. He assumes free-taking responsibilities from Duggan.

61Mins

Cork 1-15 Clare 0-15

Just a goal between the teams now.

61Mins

Cork 1-15 Clare 1-15

The Banner are back on level terms after Kelly ghosted into the full-forward line and flicked on the ground past Anthony Nash.

61Mins

Cork 1-16 Clare 1-15

Horgan sends Cork back in front with a free.

62Mins

Cork 1-17 Clare 1-15

Horgan flicks a brilliant effort over the bar.

67Mins

Cork 1-17 Clare 1-16

Conor McGrath is fouled by the Cork rearguard and Reidy slots over the free.

69Mins

Cork 1-18 Clare 1-16

Brilliant score from Horgan edges the Rebels two in front. At the far end Clare had a goal chance but were unable to get a shot away.

69Mins

Cork 1-18 Clare 1-17

Kelly nails a free from downtown to bring his tally to 1-2. Massive score.

69Mins

We’ll have 11 minutes of additional time.

71Mins

Cork 1-18 Clare 1-18

Galvin cuts inside and takes his point. Level again.

71Mins

Cork 1-19 Clare 1-18

Dean Brosnan isn’t long on the field but he puts the hosts back in front.

72Mins

Cork 1-19 Clare 1-19

Kelly lands a fine score from midfield.

73Mins

Cork 1-20 Clare 1-19

Horgan drills over a monster point from his own 45!

74Mins

Cork 1-21 Clare 1-19

Harnedy makes it a two-point game.

76Mins

Cork 1-22 Clare 1-19

Lehane again for Cork. Conlon hits a fourth for Clare immediately after.

77Mins

Cork 1-23 Clare 1-20

Mark Ellis drills one over from distance. Mikey O’Malley hits a wide for Clare from the next play – their 10th wide.

80Mins

Cork 2-23 Clare 1-21 – FT

The Munster champions begin the defence of their title with a win. Cracking game in Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

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