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Dublin: 19 °C Sunday 24 June, 2018


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Fintan O’Toole here in Páirc Uí Rinn, half hour to throw-in for the clash between Cork and Roscommon.

Alan Waldron will be keeping an eye on the rest of the action, focusing in particular on the Division 1 ties between Mayo and Donegal, and the meeting of Down and Kerry.

Here’s the starting teams in Páirc Uí Rinn:


1. Ken O Halloran (Bishopstown)

2. Colm O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
3. Eoin Cadogan (Douglas)
4. James Loughrey (Mallow)

5. Tomas Clancy (Fermoy)
6. Michael Shields (St Finbarrs)
7. Brian O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)

8. Andrew O’Sullivan (Castletownbere)
9. Ian Maguire (St Finbarrs)

10. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)
11. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers) – Captain
12. Luke Connolly (Nemo Rangers)

13. Daniel Goulding (Éire Óg)
14. Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael)
15. Brian Hurley (Castlehaven)


16. Geoffrey Claffey (Castlerea St-Kevin’s)

2. Sean McDermott (Western Gaels)
3. Neil Collins (St Brigid’s, Dublin)
4. Niall McInerney (St Brigids)

5. Niall Daly (Padraig Pearses)
6. Sean Purcell (Boyle)
7. David Murray (Padraig Pearses)

8. Enda Smith (Boyle)
9. Ian Kilbride (St. Brigid’s)

10. Fintan Cregg (Elphin)
11. Ciaran Murtagh (St Faithleach’s)
12. Conor Devanney (Kilbride)

13. Cian Connolly (Roscommon Gaels)
14. Senan Kilbride (St Brigid’s)
15. Cathal Cregg (Western Gaels)

Seven changes to the Kerry side that lost to Roscommon for today’s game against Down. A debut for St Mary’s forward Aidan Walsh.


1. Brendan Kealy (Kilcummin)

2. Marc Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht)
3. Mark Griffin (St Michaels/Foilmore)
4. Shane Enright (Tarbert)

5. Padraig O’Connor (Killarney Legion)
6. Aidan O’Mahony (Rathmore)
7. Fionn Fitzgerald (Dr Crokes)

8. David Moran (Kerins O’Rahillys)
9. Bryan Sheehan (C) (St Mary’s)

10. Aidan Walsh (St Mary’s)
11. Paul Murphy (Rathmore)
12. Donnchadh Walsh (Cromane)

13. Darran O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh-Glencar)
14. Alan Fitzgerald (Castlegregory)
15. Stephen O’Brien (Kenmare)

Lee Keegan and Keith Higgins back starting for Mayo.


1. Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy)

2. Brendan Harrison (Aghamore)
3. Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites)
4. Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis, captain)

5. Lee Keegan (Westport)
6. Colm Boyle (Davitts)
7. Shane Nally (Garrymore)

8. Tom Parsons (Charlestown)
9. Jason Gibbons (Ballintubber)

10. Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber)
11. Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy)
12. Conor O’Shea (Breaffy)

13. Evan Regan (Ballina Stephenites)
14. Jason Doherty (Burrishoole)
15. Mikey Sweeney (Kiltane)

A reminder of today’s fixtures.

Allianz Football League
Division 1
Cork v Roscommon, Páirc Uí Rinn, 2pm, (Ref: David Coldrick, Meath)
Donegal v Mayo, MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey, 2pm, (Ref: Barry Cassidy, Derry), (TG4 Live)
Down v Kerry, Páirc Esler, Newry, 2pm, (Ref: Marty Duffy, Sligo), (TG4 Deferred)

Division 2
Derry v Galway, Celtic Park, 2pm, (Ref: Ciaran Branagan, Down)
Laois v Tyrone, O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, 2pm, (Ref: Padraig O’Sullivan, Kerry)
Meath v Cavan, Páirc Tailteann, Navan, 2pm, (Ref: Rory Hickey, Clare)

Division 3
Longford v Kildare, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, Longford, 2pm, (Ref: Niall Ward, Westmeath)
Offaly v Sligo, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 2pm, (Ref: Eamonn O’Grady, Leitrim)
Westmeath v Tipperary, Cusack Park, Mullingar, 2pm, (Ref: Liam Devenney, Mayo)
Limerick v Clare, Newcastlewest, 2pm, (Ref: John Hickey, Carlow)

Division 4
Wexford v London, Innovate Wexford Park, 1pm, (Ref: Kevin Murphy, Cork)
Antrim v Leitrim, Corrigan Park, Belfast, 2pm, (Ref: Niall Cullen, Antrim)
Carlow v Waterford, Netwatch Cullen Park, 2pm, (Ref: Niall McKenna, Monaghan)
Louth v Wicklow, Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda, 2pm, (Ref: Barry Tiernan, Dublin)

Kieran Donaghy is into Kerry’s starting XV against Down, looks like David Moran who has made way.

A couple of late changes for Mayo:

Michael Hall comes in for Mickey Sweeney & Kevin McLoughlin comes in for Jason Doherty. Andy Moran also replaces David Drake on the bench.

Cork 0-1 Roscommon 0-1
4 mins – Cork’s Daniel Goulding and Roscommon’s Conor Devaney trade early points.

Roscommon 0-2 Cork 0-2
5 mins – Roscommon edge ahead through Ciaran Murtagh, Cork respond with a fine point by Brian Hurley.

Mayo 0-2 Donegal 0-0

A good start for Mayo, two Evan Reagan frees have them a couple of points to the good early on.

Roscommon 0-4 Cork 0-2
11 mins – Roscommon’s lead extended through Niall Daly.

Mayo 0-3 Donegal 0-1

Odran MacNiallais gets one back for Donegal with a point from play. But Aidan O’Shea responds with one of his own.

Kerry 0-2 Down 0-0

Darran O’Sullivan on target early for the Kingdom.

Roscommon 0-3 Cork 0-2
9 mins – Roscommon hit the front through a fine point by Cathal Cregg after he was supplied by Ian Kilbride.

Roscommon 0-6 Cork 1-2
14 mins – Roscommon ahead with Cian Connolly and Neil Collins striking their latest points. But Cork have grabbed a goal with Peter Kelleher palming to the net after Tom Clancy surged forward and played it across.

Division 2 latest: Laois and Tyrone tied at 0-2 apiece, Galway lead Derry 0-4 to 0-2.

Roscommon 1-6 Cork 1-2
15 mins – Brilliant finish to the net by Senan Kilbride after he outfielded Eoin Cadogan following a high ball pumped in by Fintan Cregg.

Down 0-1 Kerry 0-3

Harrison on target with a free for the Mourne men.

Mayo 0-4 Donegal 0-2

Shane Nally on target from play.

Mayo 0-3 Donegal 0-2

Murphy on target with a free

Kerry 0-3 Down 0-0

Sheehan also on target with a placed ball.

Division 4 update: Wexford 2-17 London 1-3, after 57 minutes

Mayo 0-4 Donegal 0-3

Murphy on target with a free for Donegal.

Roscommon 1-7 Cork 1-3
18 mins – Goulding knocks over a free for Cork after Devaney points for Roscommon.

Down 0-2 Kerry 0-3

Another Connaire Harrison free gets Down back within a point.

Roscommon 1-8 Cork 1-4
20 mins – Couple of great points there, Senan Kilbride for Roscommon and Luke Connolly for Cork.

Down 0-3 Kerry 0-5

Stephen O’Brien on target for Kerry.

Mayo 0-4 Donegal 0-4

Rory Kavanagh levels matters.

Roscommon 1-10 Cork 1-4
23 mins – Roscommon are playing some brilliant football here, Enda Smith just after adding a super point and Devaney follows that up with his third.

Mayo 0-5 Donegal 0-4

Mayo goalkeeper Robbie Hennelly with a massive free.

Mayo 0-6 Donegal 0-5

Donegal level it again with another Murphy free but Lee Keegan responds in kind.

Division 2 update: Laois 0-6 Tyrone 0-4, Meath 1-4 Cavan 0-3, Derry 0-3 Galway 0-8.

Donegal 0-6 Mayo 0-6

Ryan McHugh ties it up again.

Kerry 0-6  Down 0-3 

Alan Fitzgerald with a free for Kerry.

Roscommon 1-11 Cork 1-6
31 mins – All of Roscommon’s forwards have scored now as Fintan Cregg hits over a fine point off his left.

Big goal chance for Cork after Kerrigan cuts through but Kelleher palms the ball wide.

Down 0-3 Kerry 0-7

Bryan Sheehan extend’s Kerry’s lead with a point from play.

Roscommon 2-12 Cork 1-6
33 mins – Roscommon running riot here. Cregg finishes emphatically to the net and then David Murray points.

Division 4 update: FT – Wexford 4-20 London 1-6.

Roscommon 2-13 Cork 1-6
35 mins – Fantastic long range point by Smith for Roscommon, who are wiping out Cork at midfield.

Donegal 0-6 Mayo 0-7

A Regan free edges Mayo ahead, approaching half-time now.

Down 0-3 Kerry 0-9

Kerry finishing the half strongly. O’Sullivan with the latest score.

Division 2: Derry 0-7 Galway 0-10, Laois 0-6 Tyrone 0-8, Meath 1-9 Cavan 0-5

Half-time scores:

Division 1: Donegal 0-7 Mayo 0-8,  Down 0-3 Kerry 0-9

Division 3 (HT): Limerick 0-3 Clare 0-9, Westmeath 0-5 Tipperary 1-2, Longford 0-5 Kildare 1-7, Offaly 1-6 Sligo 0-8.

Division 4 (HT): Antrim 1-4 Leitrim 0-6, Louth 0-7 Wicklow 0-2, Carlow 0-7 Waterford 1-5.

FT: Wexford 4-20 London 1-6. 

Two Cork half-time changes. Sean Kiely and Kevin Crowley in for Andrew O’Sullivan and Michael Shields.

Donegal 0-8 Mayo 0-8

Ryan McHugh ties things up in Ballybofey.

Roscommon 3-15 Cork 2-7
42 mins – Some respite for Cork as Peter Kelleher hits his second goal of the game. Hurley and Kerrigan involved in the build-up.

Down 0-4 Kerry 0-10

Conor Maginn on target for Down.

Roscommon 3-17 Cork 2-7
44 mins – Roscommon not rattled by that second Cork goal. Fintan Cregg hits over a free and then Connolly points from play.

Roscommon 3-15 Cork 1-7
41 mins – One way traffic continues here. Murtagh nets and Fintan Cregg adds brace of points.

The Gooch is back, Colm Cooper on for Kerry.

Donegal 0-10 Mayo 1-9

A penalty from Diarmuid O’Connor.

Down 0-4 Kerry 0-11

Cooper with a free

Down 0-5 Kerry 0-13

A Sheehan free puts eight between the teams again. Kerry looking good for their first win of the league at the moment.

Roscommon 3-21 Cork 2-7
53 mins – Murtagh nails a free for Roscommon. Cork getting destroyed here. They have brought on Colm O’Neill in attack.

Roscommon 3-19 Cork 2-7
50 mins – Looks damage limitation at this stage for Cork. Cathal Cregg and Ciaran Murtagh with Roscommon’s latest points.

Down 0-5 Kerry 0-12

Barry O’Hagan scores for Down.

Donegal 0-10 Mayo 1-10

Connor Loftus with a point from play, Donegal’s Neil Gallagher shown a black card.

Division 2 update: Derry 0-8 Galway 1-13, Laois 0-8 Tyrone 0-13, Meath 1-12 Cavan 1-11.

Donegal 0-11 Mayo 1-10

Murphy free for the Ulster side.


Donegal 1-12 Mayo 1-10

Leo McLoone gets it for the Ulster side, will Mayo’s winless streak continue?

Down 0-5 Kerry 0-15

Kerry cruising home against Down.

Roscommon 4-22 Cork 2-9
60 mins – This game is petering out to an inevitable conclusion. Points swapped as Ian Kilbride and Colm O’Neill raise white flags.

Down 0-6 Kerry 0-17

Breandan O’Sullivan on target for the Kingdom.

Roscommon 4-23 Cork 3-10
66 mins – Cork get a third goal, Luke Connolly crashing the ball home.

Donegal 1-12 Mayo 1-11

Another free from Hennelly makes it a one-point game, good response from Mayo.

Donegal 1-13 Mayo 1-11

Murphy gives Donegal a bit of breathing room.

Down 0-6 Kerry 0-19

The Gooch with one from play.

Reaching the closing stages of all these games, it’s still up for grabs in Ballybofey.

Donegal 1-14 Mayo 1-11

McBrearty scores for the Ulster side.

Down 0-6 Kerry 0-20

Barry John Keane rubs salt into the Down wound.

FT: Down 0-6 Kerry 0-22

Down 0-6 Kerry 0-22

Breandan O’Sullivan and Barry John Keane tag on scores. Kerry are back on track that’s for sure.

FT: Donegal 1-14 Mayo 1-12

Full-time scores from around the country:

Division 2: Laois 0-14 Tyrone 1-14, Derry 2-12 Galway 1-18, Meath 1-13 Cavan 1-20

Division 3: Offaly 1-13 Sligo 0-14, Limerick 0-11 Clare 1-14, Westmeath 0-11 Tipperary 1-8, Longford 0-10 Kildare 2-11

Division 4: Louth 0-15 wicklow 1-2, Antrim 2-14 Leitrim 0-10, Carlow 0-15 Waterford 3-15

Incredible turnaround by Cavan against their neighbours. Also excellent wins for Louth, Waterford and Galway today.

That’s all for our liveblog this afternoon.

Thanks, as always, for joining us. Reports and reaction to follow on The42 this afternoon.

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Fintan O'Toole


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