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Good evening and welcome to tonight’s GAA liveblog. It’s a big night on the Gaelic football front, with the Munster SFC final between Cork and Kerry taking up much of the focus.

There’s also plenty of qualifier action on the cards. We’ll be keeping an eye on the 7pm clashes: Monaghan v Armagh and Down v Mayo. 

Here’s how Kerry and Cork are named to start: 


1. Shane Ryan (Rathmore)

2. Jason Foley (Ballydonoghue)
3. Tadhg Morley (Templenoe)
4. Tom O’Sullivan (Dingle)

5. Paul Murphy (Rathmore)
6. Jack Sherwood (Firies)
7. Gavin White (Dr Crokes)

8. David Moran (Kerins O’Rahillys)
9. Jack Barry (Na Gaeil)

10. Diarmaid O’Connor  (Na Gaeil)
11. Sean O’Shea (Kenmare)
12. Stephen O’Brien (Kenmare)

13. David Clifford (Fossa)
14. Paul Geaney (Dingle)
15. Dara Moynihan (Spa Killarney)


1. Mark White (Clonakilty)

2. Nathan Walsh (Douglas)
3. James Loughrey (Mallow)
4. Kevin Flahive (Douglas)

5. Liam O’ Donovan (Clonakilty)
6. Sean White (Clonakilty)
7. Mattie Taylor (Mallow)

8. Ian Maguire (St Finbarr’s, captain)
9. Killian O’ Hanlon (Kilshannig)

10. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers)
11. Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues)
12. Kevin O’ Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)

13. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)
14. Brian Hurley (Castlehaven)
15. Stephen Sherlock (St Finbarrs)

And here are the teams for the Mayo v Down encounter in Pairc Elser:


1. David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites)

2. Chris Barrett (Belmullet)
3. Brendan Harrison (Aghamore)
4. Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis)

5. Lee Keegan (Westport)
6. Colm Boyle (Davitts)
7. Patrick Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels)

8. Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber)
9. Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy)

10. Fionn McDonagh (Westport)
11. Conor Loftus (Crossmolina)
12. Jason Doherty (Burrishoole

13. Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore)
14. Darren Coen (Hollymount-Carramore)
15. Andy Moran (Ballaghaderreen)


1. Rory Burns (Castlewellan)

2. Darren O’Hagan (Clonduff)
3. Ruairi Wells (Bryansford)
4. Gerard Collins (Downpatrick)

5. Ryan McAleenan (Warrenpoint)
6. Kevin McKernan (Burren)
7. Daniel Guinness (Carryduff)

8. Johnny Flynn (Loch an Oileain)
9. Conor Poland (Longstone)

10. Conor Francis (Bredagh)
11. Jerome Johnston (Kilcoo)
12. Conor Maginn (Bryansford)

13. Pat Havern (Saval)
14. Donal O’Hare (Burren)
15. Connaire Harrison (Glasdrumman)

Mayo and Down players inspect the field before the game:

Aidan O'Shea Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Lee Keegan Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Brendan Coulter Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Cillian O’Connor isn’t togged out and won’t be part of the Mayo squad tonight.

The latest from round 2 of the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers:

Antrim 0-14 Kildare 1-25 - FT
Derry 0-12 Laois 1-13 - FT
Longford 1-14 Tyrone 2-15 - FT
Westmeath 1-9 Limerick 0-5 - HT
Leitrim 0-6 Clare 2-12 - HT

Kerry and Cork are taking part in the pre-match parade, can the Rebels pull off a huge shock?

Mayo 0-1 Down 0-0

Conor Loftus floats over a free to give Mayo an early lead.


Cork 0-0 Kerry 0-1

Sean O’Shea taps over a close-range free to get the Kingdom up and running.


Down 0-1 Mayo 0-1

Connaire Harrison levels the scoring for Down.

Cork 0-0 Kerry 0-2

David Clifford’s lovely curling effort doubles the Kerry lead.


Throw-in in the Monaghan-Armagh clash in Clones has been put back by ten minutes to 7.10pm.

Flag 6Mins

GOAL! Tom O’Sullivan hits the net for Kerry six minutes into the Munster final!


Cork 0-0 Kerry 1-3

After O’Sullivan’s three-pointer, O’Shea clips one over from distance. Onimous start by the Kingdom here. 


Down 1-1 Mayo 0-2

Andy Moran hit a point for James Horan’s side shortly before Mooney struck the Mayo net.


Down 1-1 Mayo 0-3

McLoughlin with another for Mayo.

Cork 0-1 Kerry 1-3

Three wides for Mayo while Mark Collins pops over a free.


Cork 0-1 Kerry 1-4

Dara Moynihan extends the Kerry lead.


BLACK! Darren Coen is black carded and Evan Regan replaces him.


Monaghan 0-1 Armagh 0-1

We’re underway in Clones with the sides level.


Down 1-1 Mayo 0-4

Fionn McDonagh equalises for the visitors.


Monaghan 0-3 Armagh 0-2

Kieran Hughes and Conor McManus among the early scorers for the Farney.


Down 1-2 Mayo 0-4

Pat Havern edges the hosts ahead again. It’s tit for tat in the early stages at Pairc Esler.


Monaghan 0-4 Armagh 0-5

Rian O’Neill and Paul Hughes tag on scores for Armagh, but McManus responds.

Cork 1-1 Kerry 1-6

Tom O’Sullivan fists over a score, he’s got 1-1 now from corner-back.


Down 1-2 Mayo 0-6

McDonagh fires over again for Mayo.


Cork 1-2 Kerry 1-6

Mattie Taylor is fouled and Collins swings over the free. It’s a four-point game now.



Cork 1-2 Kerry 1-7

Paul Geaney curls over a nice score. 


Down 1-2 Mayo 0-7

Loftus adds his second free of the evening.


Monaghan 0-4 Armagh 0-6

Stefan Campbell adds a brilliant effort.


Cork 1-3 Kerry 1-7

Cork have left three goal chances behind them. Tadhg Morley made a brilliant block to deny Collins a green flag but Hurley pops over a close-range free moments later. Cork have made a decent fist of things so far but need to be far more clinical in front of goals.


Down 1-2 Mayo 0-8

Loftus adds another free.

Monaghan 0-5 Armagh 0-6

McManus with a stunning effort from the flank.


Down 1-3 Mayo 0-9

Aidan O’Shea extends the Mayo lead.

Cork 1-3 Kerry 1-9

Sean O’Shea splits the posts for the third time.


All-Ireland SFC qualifiers round 2:

Limerick 1-10 Westmeath 2-13 - FT
Leitrim 0-17 Clare 3-17 – FT


Monaghan 0-6 Armagh 0-8

Rory Beggan slots over a 45.


Monaghan 0-8 Armagh 0-8

The Farney haul themselves level as Beggan (45) and McManus convert their chances.


Some action from the first period:

Sean O'Shea and Kevin Flahive Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Conor McManus with Aidan Forker and Rian O’Neill Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Conor Poland with Aidan O'Shea and Lee Keegan Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO


Monaghan 0-9 Armagh 0-9

Michael Bannigan hits Monaghan’s fourth in-a-row before Jamie Clarke responds.


Monaghan 0-10 Armagh 0-11 - HT

Conor McCarthy and Jemar Hall trade scores, before Andrew Murnin gives Armagh the lead right before the half-time whistle.


The second-half is underway in Pairc Ui Chaoimh.


Cork 1-4 Kerry 1-11

Kerry turnover the Cork kick-out and O’Shea clips over.


Cork 2-5 Kerry 1-11

Mark Collins adds a point for Cork after Connolly’s goal. 


Cork 2-5 Kerry 1-12

O’Shea nails an important free, that’s his sixth of the day.


Down 1-5 Mayo 0-11 

Keegan and Mooney swap scores.


Cork 3-6 Kerry 1-12

After a howler from Kerry keeper Shane Ryan who left his line to challenge Hurley, Cork are now level.


Monaghan 0-10 Armagh 0-12

McManus misses a free at one end, while Grimley scores for the Orchard at the far end.


Down 1-5 Mayo 1-11

Mayo are leading by six. 


Monaghan 0-10 Armagh 0-13

Jarlath Og Burns with his third of the night.


Cork 3-6 Kerry 1-14

David Clifford with a very important score – his fourth – in his seventh championship match for Kerry at senior level.


Down 1-6 Mayo 1-12

Donal O’Hare and Diarmuid O’Connor with a score for either team.


Cork 3-7 Kerry 1-14

Loughrey with a huge score for Cork from distance.


Monaghan 0-10 Armagh 0-14

Aidan Forker stretches the Orchard lead to four. Is this the end of the road for Monaghan?


Down 1-7 Mayo 1-13 

Lee Keegan adds a second score from play.


Down 1-8 Mayo 1-13

Harrison pulls one back for Down.


Cork 3-7 Kerry 1-17

O’Shea adds a free.


Cork 3-8 Kerry 1-17

Collins with a free makes it a two-point game. 


Monaghan 0-11 Armagh 1-15

Dessie Ward pulls back a point for Monaghan.

Down 1-13 Mayo 1-16

Johnston reduces the gap to three. 


Cork 3-10 Kerry 1-17

Collins reduces the gap to one with a free. It’s a one-point game and we’ll have five minutes of stoppage-time.


Cork 3-10 Kerry 1-18

Clifford sets up a crucial score for Micheal Burns.


Down 1-10 Mayo 1-14

Diarmuid O’Connor with a key score for Mayo.


Cork 3-10 Kerry 1-19 - FT


Down 1-11 Mayo 1-15

Keegan slots over his third. Mayo are surely safe now.

That’s all from us tonight. Thanks for joining us.

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