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As it happened: Cork v Mayo, All-Ireland Ladies senior football semi-final

All roads lead to Kingspan Breffni in Cavan as Cork and Mayo battle it out for the last spot in the All-Ireland final.
2 Sep 2017 Mayo have defeated All-Ireland champions Cork and are back in an All-Ireland final for the first time in 10 years.
2 Sep 2017 Cork 0-17 3-10 Mayo 56 min – PENALTY!! Orla Finn wins a penalty for Cork after she was pulled down. But Yvonne Byrne gets down low to parry it away. What a game!!
2 Sep 2017 Cork 0-15 3-09 Mayo 49 min – CROSSBAR!! Áine O’Sullivan crashes the ball against the woodwork. They continue to trail as we head into the final 10 minutes.

“I’ve been just trying to stay motivated during the year”: Julia White got her chance today and she took it.

Mayo have defeated All-Ireland champions Cork and are back in an All-Ireland final for the first time in 10 years.

Cork 0-18 3-11 Mayo

59 min – Staunton stretches Mayo out again with a point. That could be it as the clock drifts into the final few seconds.

Cork 0-18 3-10 Mayo

58 min – Despite missing the penalty, Cork are just one point behind following an Orla Finn pointed free.

Can they do it? There’s less than 2 minutes left.

Cork 0-17 3-10 Mayo

56 min – PENALTY!! Orla Finn wins a penalty for Cork after she was pulled down. But Yvonne Byrne gets down low to parry it away.

What a game!!

Cork 0-17 3-10 Mayo

55 min – Fiona Doherty is back on the pitch as Cora Staunton misses a vital free. Cork still have a chance to level the game or perhaps steal a victory.

Cork 0-17 3-10 Mayo

53 min – Roisin Phelan lobs the ball over the bar to reduce the deficit once again. Great defensive work by Mayo to keep them out from the goals.

Cork 0-16 3-10 Mayo

52 min – Cora Staunton does it again. Good work from Sarah Rowe in making ground and Staunton provides the finish from a difficult angle.

Cork 0-16 1-09 Mayo

51 min – Orla Finn brings it back to a two-point game with another well taken free.

Cork 0-15 3-09 Mayo

51 min – Eimear Scally is back on the pitch. This player is a goal-poacher, so Mayo are in for a few nervy minutes.

Cork 0-15 3-09 Mayo

49 min – CROSSBAR!! Áine O’Sullivan crashes the ball against the woodwork. They continue to trail as we head into the final 10 minutes.

Cork 0-15 3-09

46 min – Mayo are three points in front and appear to have all the momentum with them. Could Cork be in danger of losing their All-Ireland crown?

Cork 0-14 3-09 Mayo

45 min – GOAL!! And Mayo have a third goal. Sarah Rowe sends a dangerous ball in and Amy Dowling got the fist to the ball first to finish the move into the net.

That leaves Mayo with a four-point advantage.

Cork 0-14 2-09 Mayo

44 min – Fiona Doherty receives a yellow card and she will go to the sin bin for 10 minutes for a challenge on Ciara O’Sullivan.

Cork 0-14 2-09 Mayo

42 min – GOAL!! Superb goal from Aileen Gilroy after a pass from Fiona Doherty sent her through to crash the ball low and into the net.

The Conncht side are back in front.

Cork 0-14 1-09 Mayo

39 min – And that’s an 11th point for Finn. Mayo can’t afford to concede frees like that, because Finn is on fire. That score puts them two points in front.

Cork 0-13 1-09 Mayo

37 min – Cork’s Orla Finn has 10 points to her credit in this game, as her side take the lead.

Cork 0-12 1-09 Mayo

36 min – Orla Finn adds another point from a free, but really, Cork should have a goal. A mistake in defence allowed Áine O’Sullivan race through but her shot sails over.

Cork 0-10 1-09 Mayo

34 min – Ciara Whyte punishes a moment of indecision in the Cork defence to put them back into a three-point lead.

But Cork are far from done as Bríd  O’Sullivan chips in with a point. Two between them again.

Cork 0-09 1-08 Mayo

32 min – Staunton opens her second half account with a point following a blistering run from centre back Rachel Kearns

Cork 0-09 1-07 Mayo

31 min – And we’re off again for the second half as Orla Finn stands over a free and slots it over with ease.

Both teams are back on the pitch as the second half approaches.

Cork’s Ciara O’Sullivan getting tackled by Sarah Tierney

Ciara O'Sullivan with Aileen Gilroy Donall Farmer / INPHO Donall Farmer / INPHO / INPHO

Cork 0-08 1-07 Mayo

HT: Mayo lead at the break in what has been a terrific game so far.

Cork 0-08 1-07 Mayo

30 min – SAVE!! Martina O’Brien deflects Staunton’s shot away. Both goalkeepers having a stormer tonight.

Cork 0-08 1-07 Mayo

29 min – Orla Finn settles things again for Cork with a free. Just two points separate them now.

Cork 0-07 1-07 Mayo

29 min – Saunton is causing absolute bedlam in the Cork defence. She curls over her sixth point of the evening to extend her side’s lead to three points.

Cork 0-07 1-06 Mayo

26 min – SAVE!! Another important intervention from Yvonne Byrne to deny Cork.

Cork 0-07 1-06 Mayo

25 min – GOAL!! Staunton is really motoring now with a goal for Mayo to bring her tally to 1-05 so far. More importantly, it puts her side two points in front.

Cork 0-07 0-06 Mayo

24 min – Orla Finn hits her sixth point of the game as half-time approaches.

Cork 0-06 0-06 May0

23 min – Staunton responds once more for Mayo. Bríd Stack has her work cut out for her today.

Cork 0-06 0-05 Mayo

22 min – Orla Finn on target again from a dead ball. Meanwhile, Sarah Tierney and Eimear Scally have received a warning from the referee.

Cork 0-05 0-05 Mayo

21 min – Áine O’Sullivan brings it back to level pegging with a lovely strike off the right boot.

Cork 0-04 0-05 Mayo

19 min – Mayo have reclaimed the lead through Niamh Kelly and Staunton.

Cork 0-04 0-03 Mayo

18 min – Mayo’s Yvonne Byrne equals O’Brien’s goalkeeping skills with a fine save from a Niamh Cotter shot.

Cork 0-04 0-03 Mayo 

17 min – Cora Staunton reduces the difference to one again. It looks like this game is going to go right to the wire.

Cork 0-04 0-02 Mayo

15 min – Orla Finn lands a great score from distance. Meanwhile, Mayo’s Ciara Whyte has a goal bound effort kept out by Martina O’Brien.

Cork 0-03 0-02 Mayo

13 min – Cork captain Ciara O’Sullivan wins a free for Cork and Orla Finn adds the extras to edge the reigning All-Ireland champions in front.

Cork 0-02 0-02 Mayo

12 min – Both defences are getting tested. Grace Kelly is making inroads through the Cork cover and is looking threatening already.

Cork 0-01 0-02 Mayo

9 min – Staunton restores Mayo’s one-point lead with another free.

Cork 0-01 0-01 Mayo

8 min – MISS!! Grace Kelly sends a goal bound shot wide after a terrific pass from Fiona McHale. The goalkeeper just got a paw to it

Cork 0-01 0-01 Mayo

4 min – Orla Finn levels proceedings. It’s a tight affair already.

Cork 0-00 0-01 Mayo

3 min – Cora Staunton sends Mayo on their way with a point from a close range free.

Cora Stunaton is in midfield for the throw-in. She may move into her natural position at full-forward in the coming minutes.

It’s national anthem time in Kingspan Breffni

Mayo are looking to get back to an All-Ireland for the first time in 10 years.

Dublin pipped them at the post in last year’s All-Ireland semi-final, will they be able to get over the line today?

And that’s a wrap in the All-Ireland semi-final. Tyrone will proceed to face Tipperary in the title decider after defeating Sligo 1-16 to 0-11.

There’s just three minutes remaining in the intermediate clash between Sligo and Tyrone and the Ulster side have all but assured their victory. Score is currently 0-10 1-15


1. Yvonne Byrne (Ballyhaunis)


2. Orla Conlon (Castlebar Mitchells)
3. Sarah Tierney (Hollymount) – captain
4. Martha Carter (Carnacon)

5. Marie Corbett (Carnacon)
6. Rachel Kearns (CL McHale Rovers)
7. Fiona Doherty (Moy Davitts)

8. Aileen Gilroy (St Brigids)
9. Fiona McHale (Carnacon)

10. Doireann Hughes (Carnacon)
11. Niamh Kelly (Moy Davitts)
12. Ciara Whyte (Kilmoremoy)

13. Sarah Rowe (Kilmoremoy)
14. Cora Staunton (Carnacon)
15. Grace Kelly (Moy Davitts)


1. Matina O’Brien (Clonakilty)

2. Emma Spillane (Bantry Blues)
3. Bríd Stack (St Mary’s)
4. Róisín Phelan (Aghada)

5. Aishling Hutchings (Fermoy)
6. Eimear Meaney (Mourneabbey)
7. Shauna Kelly (Araglen Desmonds Buí)

8. Annie Walsh (Inch Rovers)
9. Melissa Duggan (Dohenys)

10. Ciara O’Sullivan (Mourneabbey) – captain
11. Doireann O’Sullivan (Mourneabbey)
12. Orlagh Farmer (Midleton)

13. Áine O’Sullivan (Beara)
14. Eimear Scally (Éire Óg)
15. Orla Finn (Kinsale)

Good afternoon, and welcome along to The42′s coverage of the second All-Ireland SFC semi-final between Cork and Mayo.

Sinéad Farrell here to bring you through today’s action in Kingspan Breffni. As always, we want to hear from you about your thoughts on the game. Post your observations in the comment section below, or tweet  your opinions to @Shin_Farrell.

Throw-in is scheduled for 4.45pm, and the game is live on TG4. The game is also being streamed live on the station’s Facebook page.

Team news and the result of the Intermediate semi-final between Sligo and Tyrone coming up.

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