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THE REBELS TRAVELLED to Croke Park tonight to take on an unbeaten Dublin side. It was a big game in Division 1A of the Allianz hurling league and we were live with all the action. Throw-in is at 5pm.

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Result: Cork 0-34 Dublin 1-20


Afternoon and welcome along to Croke Park as we build up to throw-in at 5pm. It’s unbeaten Dublin, managed by ex-Cork coach Ger Cunningham, going up against Cork in Division 1A of the Allianz hurling league.

Starting teams for tonight’s game:


1. Alan Nolan (St Brigid’s)

2. Cian O’Callaghan (Cuala)
3. Michael Carton (O’Toole’s)
4. Paul Schutte (Cuala)

5. Chris Crummey (Lucan Sarsfields)
6. Peter Kelly (Lucan Sarsfields)
7. Conal Keaney (Ballyboden St Enda’s)

8. Shane Durkin (Ballyboden St Enda’s)
9. Niall McMorrow (Ballyboden St Enda’s)

10. Ryan O’Dwyer (Kilmacud Crokes)
11. Eamonn Dillon (Nh Fionnbarra)
12. Danny Sutcliffe (St Jude’s)

13. David Treacy (Cuala)
14. Liam Rushe (St Pat’s, Palmerstown)
15. Mark Schutte (Cuala)


1. Anthony Nash (Kanturk)

2. Shane O’Neill (Bishopstown)
3. Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh)
4. Conor O’Sullivan (Sarsfields)

5. Lorcán McLoughlin (Kanturk)
6. Mark Ellis (Millstreet)
7. Cormac Murphy (Mallow)

8. Daniel Kearney (Sarsfields)
9. Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)

10. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
11. Seamus Harnedy (St.Ita’s)
12. Rob O’Shea (Carrigaline)

13. Alan Cadogan (Douglas)
14. Luke O’Farrell (Midleton)
15. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers)

Here’s the Dublin subs:

Conor Dooley, Shane Barrett, Niall Corcoran, Johnny McCaffrey, Simon Lambert, Ben Quinn, Ross O’Carroll, Cian Boland, Colm Cronin, Paul Ryan, David O’Callaghan.

And here’s the Cork subs:

Patrick Collins, Brian O’Sullivan, Killian Burke, William Kearney, Andy Walsh, Cian McCarthy, Brian Lawton, Stephen Moylan, Paudie O’Sullivan, Darren McCarthy, Anthony Spillane.


Cork 0-1 Dublin 0-1
Cork get off the mark courtesy of wing-forward Rob O’Shea with Dublin replying straight away through Shane Durkin.


Cork 0-3 Dublin 0-1
Cork get a nice brace of points through Lorcan McLoughlin and Luke O’Farrell.


Sub: Chris Joyce coming off injured for Cork with Stephen McDonnell coming on to replace him.


Cork 0-4 Dublin 0-1
Cork looking good in the early exchanges as Patrick Horgan turns his man and cracks over a point off his left. Dublin get a chance to reply when David Treacy lines up a free at halfway but his shot drifts wide.


Big goal chance for Dublin as the ball breaks kindly for Treacy and he runs through unopposed but his low shot is straight at Anthony Nash and the Cork goalkeeper does well to make the save. Durbin gets a chance to point for Dublin but his shot tails wide. Cork still three to the good.


Cork 0-5 Dublin 0-2
And Cork are having little problem in the accuracy stakes so far as Conor Lehane flights over a point. Dublin do cancel that one out immediately through Danny Sutcliffe.


Cork 0-6 Dublin 0-2
Aidan Walsh is felled near his own ’65 and Patrick Horgan comes outfield to fire over a fine long-distance score from the resultant free.


Cork 0-8 Dublin 0-2
Great teamwork by Cork with the ball moved up the right flank from Stephen McDonnell to Patrick Horgan and when it makes its way to Rob O’Shea, he slots over a splendid point from play. Then Alan Cadogan is fouled, Horgan pops over the free and Cork go six clear.


Cork 0-8 Dublin 0-3
Treacy knocks over a free to cut the deficit Dublin face to five.


Cork 0-9 Dublin 0-3
Daniel Kearney with Cork’s latest point. Six Cork players now on the scoresheet.


Cork 0-10 Dublin 0-3
Luke O’Farrell does well to get the ball out of a scrum of players, find the space and bang over his second point of the game.


Cork 0-11 Dublin 0-3
Nothing going right for Dublin at the moment. A wayward crossfield ball goes straight to Rob O’Shea and he has plenty time to pick off his third point of the evening.


Cork 0-12 Dublin 0-3
A Patrick Horgan free extends Cork’s lead to nine.


Cork 0-13 Dublin 0-4
Better from Dublin as Shane Durkin is on target with a neat point. But then Niall McMorrow is blown for over carrying – it looked harsh – and Horgan makes no mistake from the free.


Here’s what happened when Christopher Joyce injured himself in the early stages.

Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO


Cork 0-14 Dublin 0-4
It’s too easy at the moment for Cork as Cadogan knocks over their latest point following a good ball in by Daniel Kearney.


Cork 0-15 Dublin 0-4
Horgan sends Cork eleven clear after a foul on Daniel Kearney. Cork in complete control and Dublin are struggling badly to recapture the form of their opening two rounds.


Cork 0-16 Dublin 0-4
Luke O’Farrell’s really caught the eye in the first-half for Cork. He’s just hit his third point, a lovely effort off his right from close to the Hogan Stand sideline.


Sub: Dublin try to get things going by making a change. Paul Ryan comes on for Mark Schutte.


Cork 0-18 Dublin 0-4
Cork extend their lead through a brace of Horgan points, one from play and one from a free. That’s six for him so far this evening.


Cork 0-18 Dublin 0-5
Paul Ryan has taken over the freetaking duties for Dublin and he slots his first shot of the evening.


Cork 0-19 Dublin 0-5
That’s all six of the Cork forwards on the scoresheet now. Seamus Harnedy with his first point of the day.


Cork 0-19 Dublin 0-6
McMorrow pulls a point back for Dublin, we’re into injury-time.


Cork 0-20 Dublin 0-7
That’s a super point from David Treacy, under pressure and off his left on the wing for Dublin. But Cork cancel it out straight away through Luke O’Farrell.


Cork 0-21 Dublin 0-8
Aidan Walsh is fouled and Horgan slots the free but McMorrow replies with a Dublin point. Cork’s dominance has been staggering in this first-half.

Half-Time: Cork 0-21 Dublin 0-8

Cork in complete control at the interval as they hold a 13-point advantage. Can Dublin fight back in the second-half? We’ll be back shortly to find out.


We’re back underway for the second-half action.


Subs: Two Dublin changes at half-time. Ben Quinn on for Conal Keaney while Colm Cronin replaces Ryan O’Dwyer.


Cork 0-22 Dublin 0-9
Points swapped by respective free takers Paul Ryan (Dublin) and Patrick Horgan (Cork).


Shane Durkin is tackled by Cormac Murphy Dublin's Shane Durkin is tackled by Cork's Cormac Murphy. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO


Cork 0-22 Dublin 0-11
Paul Ryan with a pair of points for Dublin, one from play and one from a free.


Cork 0-23 Dublin 0-12
Horgan knocks over a free for Cork after Shane Durkin commits a foul. Dublin not happy with some of referee Alan Kelly’s decisions going against them. David Treacy grabs a point back for them in response.


Cork 0-25 Dublin 0-13
Harnedy catches a clearance from McLoughlin and breaks clear of Chris Crummy to rifle over a fine point for Cork. Then O’Shea picks off another following good work from Aidan Walsh and Luke O’Farrell. Sutcliffe has just pulled one back for Dublin.


So what points total do we think Cork could reach? They’ve struck 25 already and there’s 23 minutes of normal time left.


Ger Cunningham becoming a bit more animated on the Dublin sideline since half-time. He’s not happy with some of Dublin’s play, considering how good their form has been in the opening two rounds against Tipperary and Kilkenny.


Cork 0-25 Dublin 0-15
Paul Ryan’s been a bright spot for Dublin since being brought on and he’s notched another two points, a good effort from the Cusack Stand side from play and then he converts a free after being fouled himself. He’s struck 0-6 since coming in to the game.


Cork 0-26 Dublin 0-15
Excitement amongst the Dublin fans as Liam Rushe gathers the ball but he’s fouled as he charges towards goal. Paul Ryan tries to hit the net past a crowded Cork goalmouth from the resultant free but the shot is blocked by Mark Ellis. Then Millstreet defender Ellis steps up to fire over a long-distance point.


Sub: Brian Lawton gets a chance to impress for Cork as he comes on for Aidan Walsh.


Cork 0-26 Dublin 0-16
Paul Ryan has proved ultra-reliable from placed balls for Dublin since being introduced. The Ballyboden St-Enda’s club man has just slotted over two points in quick succession.


Cork 0-28 Dublin 0-17
Daniel Kearney’s sideline misses a group of players and he runs around to collect the ball himself before releasing Cormac Murphy, who smashes over a long-range point. Then Seamus Harnedy hooks over his third point of the game and Cork’s lead is back to 11.


Sub: Stephen Moylan comes on for Cork for Alan Cadogan.


Cork 0-28 Dublin 0-18
Colm Cronin points for Dublin, Hawkeye needed to prove that it went over.


Sub: David O’Callaghan on for Dublin for Eamonn Dillon.


Cork 0-29 Dublin 0-19
Sutcliffe’s pass is intercepted by Brian Lawton and the Cork sub has the time to smash over a point. Dublin win a free then through David O’Callaghan and Ryan pops over the point.


Sub: Anthony Spillane on for Cork for Luke O’Farrell.


Cork 0-30 Dublin 0-19
And Cork reach the three-o mark for their evening’s endeavours with Seamus Harnedy the man on target.


Cork 0-31 Dublin 0-19
Harnedy on target again, his fifth point of the night.


Cork 0-31 Dublin 0-20
David O’Callaghan on target for Dublin. Remarkably high scoring, 51 points in 63 minutes.


Sub: Cian Boland comes on for Dublin for McMorrow.


Sub: Cork bring in Andy Walsh for Rob O’Shea.


Cork 0-32 Dublin 0-20
Patrick Horgan knocks over a ’65 for Cork.


Cork 0-33 Dublin 0-20
Patrick Horgan knocks over a splendid point from play for Cork. This game is done and dusted. Cork on course for a second successive win, Dublin set for a first league defeat this season.


Goal for Dublin from Liam Rushe!


Cork 0-33 Dublin 1-20
Some late cheer for Dublin as Liam Rushe gets on the end of a long ball and bats the ball past Anthony Nash.


Cork 0-34 Dublin 1-20
Horgan with a classy point off his left from play for Cork.

Full-Time: Cork 0-34 Dublin 1-20

All over and Cork claim an eleven-point win. Next up for them is a trip to Galway next Sunday while Dublin head to Ennis next Saturday.

About the author:

Fintan O'Toole