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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: 

Kerry

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)

Cork

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:

Mayo

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)

Down

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.

2Mins

Cork 0-0 Kerry 0-1

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

5Mins

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.

5Mins

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!

7Mins

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. 

8Mins

Down 1-1 Mayo 0-2

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

11Mins

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.

12Mins

Cork 0-1 Kerry 1-4

Dara Moynihan extends the Kerry lead.

15Mins

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

15Mins

Monaghan 0-1 Armagh 0-1

We’re underway in Clones with the sides level.

16Mins

Down 1-1 Mayo 0-4

Fionn McDonagh equalises for the visitors.

16Mins

Monaghan 0-3 Armagh 0-2

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

17Mins

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.

22Mins

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.

22Mins

Down 1-2 Mayo 0-6

McDonagh fires over again for Mayo.

23Mins

Cork 1-2 Kerry 1-6

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

24Mins

26Mins

Cork 1-2 Kerry 1-7

Paul Geaney curls over a nice score. 

27Mins

Down 1-2 Mayo 0-7

Loftus adds his second free of the evening.

27Mins

Monaghan 0-4 Armagh 0-6

Stefan Campbell adds a brilliant effort.

30Mins

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.

30Mins

Down 1-2 Mayo 0-8

Loftus adds another free.

Monaghan 0-5 Armagh 0-6

McManus with a stunning effort from the flank.

31Mins

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.

31Mins

All-Ireland SFC qualifiers round 2:

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

33Mins

Monaghan 0-6 Armagh 0-8

Rory Beggan slots over a 45.

35Mins

Monaghan 0-8 Armagh 0-8

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

36Mins

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

38Mins

Monaghan 0-9 Armagh 0-9

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

42Mins

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.

36Mins

The second-half is underway in Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

36Mins

Cork 1-4 Kerry 1-11

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

40Mins

Cork 2-5 Kerry 1-11

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

44Mins

Cork 2-5 Kerry 1-12

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

45Mins

Down 1-5 Mayo 0-11 

Keegan and Mooney swap scores.

48Mins

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.

49Mins

Monaghan 0-10 Armagh 0-12

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

49Mins

Down 1-5 Mayo 1-11

Mayo are leading by six. 

50Mins

Monaghan 0-10 Armagh 0-13

Jarlath Og Burns with his third of the night.

53Mins

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.

54Mins

Down 1-6 Mayo 1-12

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

55Mins

Cork 3-7 Kerry 1-14

Loughrey with a huge score for Cork from distance.

58Mins

Monaghan 0-10 Armagh 0-14

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

58Mins

Down 1-7 Mayo 1-13 

Lee Keegan adds a second score from play.

59Mins

Down 1-8 Mayo 1-13

Harrison pulls one back for Down.

63Mins

Cork 3-7 Kerry 1-17

O’Shea adds a free.

67Mins

Cork 3-8 Kerry 1-17

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

68Mins

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. 

69Mins

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.

72Mins

Cork 3-10 Kerry 1-18

Clifford sets up a crucial score for Micheal Burns.

73Mins

Down 1-10 Mayo 1-14

Diarmuid O’Connor with a key score for Mayo.

76Mins

Cork 3-10 Kerry 1-19 - FT

76Mins

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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