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Hello and welcome to The42′s coverage of this crunch All-Ireland football qualifier between Cork and Mayo at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.

We’ll have team news coming up in the next few minutes as we get ready for the 5pm throw-in, followed by minute-by-minute updates when the action gets underway.

As always, we want to hear from you, so get involved in the conversation by posting your thoughts in the comment section below.

You can also get in touch with us on Twitter, by tweeting @Shin_Farrell with your observations as the game unfolds.

Mayo XV to play Cork

1. David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites)

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

5. Lee Keegan (Westport)
6. Chris Barrett (Belmulet)
7. Colm Boyle (Davitts)

8. Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy)
9. Tom Parsons (Charlestown)

10. Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore)
11. Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy)
12. Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber)

13. Conor Loftus (Crossmolina)
14. Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber, captain)
15. Andy Moran (Ballaghaderreen)

Cork XV to play Mayo

1. Ken O’Halloran (Bishopstown)

2. James Loughrey (Mallow)
3. Eoin Cadogan (Douglas)
4. Jamie O Sullivan (Bishopstown)

5. Sean Powter (Douglas)
6. Michael Shields (St Finbarrs)
7. Tomas Clancy (Fermoy)

8. Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)
9. Ian Maguire (St Finbarr’s)

10. Colm O Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
11. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)
12. John O Rourke (Carbery Rangers)

13. Barry O Driscoll (Nemo Rangers)
14. Donncha O Connor (Ballydesmond)
15. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers) Captain

Cork captain Paul Kerrigan getting in some last minute kicking practise in before throw-in.

Paul Kerrigan Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Teams are lining up for the national anthem. Tension is building up nicely below in Limerick.

And we’re away


Free-in for Cork close to goal and Donncha O Connor slots it over with ease


Cork leading 0-01 0-00 in the opening five minutes in Limerick. Both sides getting off to a lively start.


Cork 0-02 0-00 Mayo

O’Connor hits his second of the day from a free to stretch Cork’s lead to two points.


Cork 0-02 0-01

Diarmuid O’Connor draws a free which his brother Cillian chips over to open Mayo’s account.


Cork 0-03 0-01 Mayo

Lovely score from O’Connor at the end of a beautiful move from Cork. It started with a dispossession on Mayo’s Keith Higgins and a long ball inside was put over the bar by O’Connor.


Cork 0-03 0-02 Mayo

Lee Keegan responds for Mayo with one of his trade-mark points.


Cork 0-04 0-02 Mayo

Aidan Walsh feeds James Loughrey. Ball is passed out to Donncha O’Connor and he fires it high and over the bar. He’s got all of Cork’s scores so far


Cork 0-04 0-03

Aidan O’Shea and Tom Parsons combine to get Mayo back on the scoreboard and keep pace with Cork.


Cork 0-04 0-03 Mayo

Great block on Mark Collins to kill off a Cork attack and Mayo come away with it again.


Cork 0-04 0-04 Mayo

Andy Moran burns his marker to pop the ball over the bar with the fist. We’re level in the Gaelic Grounds.


Cork 0-04 0-04 Mayo

Cork’s James Loughrey looks to be in trouble and is being brought off to receive treatment. He went down after trying to curtail Andy Moran.

Kevin Crowley has been drafted in as his replacement.


Cork 0-04 0-04 Mayo

Andy Moran hits the first wide after 20 minutes.


Cork 0-04 0-04 Mayo

Crucial tackle put in by Eoin Cadogan as Diarmuid O’Connor was thundering at the Cork goalmouth.


Cork 0-05 0-04

Barry O’Driscoll edges Cork back into the lead in the 23rd minute


Cork 0-05 0-05

Aidan O’Shea lobs a shot over the bar with Andy Moran providing the assist. It’s level again in the Gaelic Grounds for the second time today.


Cork 0-05 0-06 Mayo

Cillian O’Connor snatches the lead after Colm Boyle slices through the Cork cover to feed the ball to O’Connor.


Cork 0-05 Mayo 0-07

Aidan O’Shea and Moran combine again and Moran kicks it over to put them two in front. Moran is getting on a lot of ball so far.


Cork 0-06 0-07 Mayo

Paul Kerrigan settles things for Cork with a point at the end of a great move from Cork. That’s their first score in the last five minutes.


Cork 0-07 0-07 Mayo

O’Connor levels matters with a free.


Cork 0-07 0-07 Mayo

Cork score disallowed.


Cork 0-07 0-07 Mayo

Jamie O’Sullivan black-carded for a body check on Aidan O’Shea.


Cork 0-07 0-08 Mayo

And Cillian O’Connor pops over the resultant free from that tackle on O’Shea. Half-time approaching. Two minutes additional time coming up.

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Half-Time: Cork 0-07 0-10 Mayo

Mayo head in at half-time with a three point lead following scores from Jason Doherty and Cillian O’Connor.

Cork 0-07 0-10 Mayo

The second half is coming up and both teams are back on the pitch.


Cork 0-07 0-10 Mayo

And the second half is underway. Can Cork claw themselves back into this tie?


Cork 0-07 0-10 Mayo

Aidan Walsh looks to be struggling and is limping off the pitch. Rurairi Deane comes on in his place.


Cork 0-07 0-11 Mayo

Andy Moran picks up where he left off in the first half as he kicks Mayo into a four-point lead.

It’s 10 minutes since Cork last scored.


Cork 0-07 0-12 Mayo

Cillian O’Connor with the latest score for Mayo and Cork are in dire need of a score just to kill that momentum.


Cork 0-07 0-13 Mayo

Cillian O’Connor hits his sixth point of the evening, and his fourth from play.


Cork 0-07 0-13 Mayo

Cork taking a few shots at goal but can’t find the target.


Cork 0-07 0-14 Mayo

Substitute Paddy Durkin drills a shot over just after being introduced into the game.


Cork 0-08 0-14 Mayo

Barry O’Driscoll wins a free for Cork and O’Connor adds the extras to bring them back to within six points.


Cork 0-09 0-14 Mayo

A second consecutive Cork score finished by John O’Rourke.

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Cork 0-11 0-14 Mayo

John O’Rourke and Colm O’Neill add further scores to reduce the deficit to three and Cork have arrested the momentum in Limerick.


Cork 0-11 0-15 Mayo

Mayo strike back to halt the Cork comeback. And again it’s Cillian O’Connor who scores from play.


Cork 0-11 0-16 Mayo

Aidan O’Shea hits his second point but was there a goal on?

On a sidenote, O’Shea has 22 possessions so far in this game. Incredible stuff.


Cork 0-11 0-17 Mayo

Andy Moran scores his fourth of the evening. That brief Cork spurt seems like a long time ago now. Impressive response from Mayo as they lead.

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Cork 1-11 0-17 Mayo

GOAL!!! Sean Powter drills the ball home for the opening goal of the game and brings Cork right back into this contest.

They are not done yet.


Cork 1-11 0-17

What a miss!! Cork were in for a second goal that would have been the equaliser had it gone in but the shot sails wide.


Cork 1-12 0-17 Mayo

Black Card!! Lee Keegan gets a black card and Mayo will be without their star defender for the last 13 minutes of the game.

Cork add another point, and we’re down to a two-point game.


Cork 1-13 0-17 Mayo

What a comeback!! Cork come back from seven points down to trail by just one.


Cork 1-13 0-17 Mayo

Donncha O’Connor is withdrawn for Cork as the game drifts into the last eight minutes. Michael Hurley is on.


Cork 1-13 0-18 Mayo

Cillian O’Connor steps up again when Mayo need him most. He sends it over the bar to put them back into a two-point lead.


Cork 1-13 0-19 Mayo

Eoin Cadogan concedes a free in a scoreable position and Cillian O’Connor extends Mayo’s lead to three points.

That’s O’Connor’s ninth point of the tie.


Cork 1-13 0-19 Mayo

Aidan O’Shea gets a yellow card as we head into the last five minutes.


Cork 1-14 0-19 Mayo

Cork score for the first time in 10 minutes to bring them back to within two of Mayo.


Cork 1-14 0-20 Mayo

Conor Loftus responds for Mayo and gives the Connacht side some breathing space again.

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GOAL!!! Cork 2-14 0-20 Mayo

Cork’s Luke Connolly has scored a goal to level this qualifier.


Cork 2-14 0-20 Mayo

Paul Kerrigan kicks a shot wide from a difficult angle. Should he have passed it out?


Cork 2-14 0-21 Mayo

Paddy Durkin hits another point to put Mayo back in front by the slightest of margins. Two minutes to go.


Cork 2-15 0-21 Mayo

Luke Connolly sends the game into extra-time with a well struck free.

Cork 2-15 0-21 Mayo

Here we go. Who can hold their nerve to edge out this All-Ireland SFC qualifier?


Cork 2-16 0-21 Mayo

Cork draw first blood in the first half of extra-time. Paul Kerrigan pops it over the bar.


Cork 2-16 0-22 Mayo

Conor Loftus slips through the Cork defence and drives the shot over the bar. We’re all square again.


Cork 2-17 0-22 Mayo

Paul Kerrigan gets his second score of the extra-time period. Cork are back in front.


Cork 2-17 0-22 Mayo

MISS!! Tom Parsons went for goal but his low bound shot trickles wide. Cork still lead by one.

Cork 2-18 0-22 Mayo

Super score from Michael Hurley to extend Cork’s advantage to two points after six minutes of extra-time.

Cork 2-18 0-23 Mayo

Aidan O’Shea swings the shot over the bar. He has been exceptional this evening.


Cork 2-19 0-23 Mayo

Colm O’Neill replies with a point for Cork. The rebels are back in front by two again. We’re almost at the break.


Cork 2-19 0-24 Mayo

Cool as you like. Cillian O’Connor kicks a free to reduce the gap to just one point.


Cork 2-19 0-24 Mayo

Sean Powter is coming off with Colm O’Driscoll replacing him.


Cork 2-19 0-24 Mayo

Alan O’Connor fouls Tom Parsons and Mayo have a chance to equalise just before the break in extra-time.


Cork 2-19 0-24 Mayo

The second half has just begun. Can Cork hold onto their lead?

Cork 2-19 0-25 Mayo

Keith Higgins levels the game after bursting through the Cork defence to fist the ball over the bar.


Cork 2-19 0-26 Mayo

Diarmuid O’Connor hits a second score for Mayo to put them in front and they look to have the momentum with them now.

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Cork 2-19 0-26 Mayo 

MISS!! Conor Loftus rifled a shot into the bottom corner of the Cork net but it takes a deflection and goes wide.


Cork 2-19 0-27 Mayo

Cillian O’Connor comfortably slots over the ’45 and puts Mayo two in front as we head into the final four minutes.


Cork 2-20 0-27 Mayo

Michael Hurley brings Cork back to within just one point. The subs have made such an important impact for Cork this evening.


Cork 2-20 0-27 Mayo

Michael Hurley kicks it wide but there’s still some time left.


Cork 2-20 0-27 Mayo

Another wide for Cork. Mayo look to have the win

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FT: Mayo 0-27 2-20 Cork Mayo progress in the All-Ireland championship after one-point win.

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