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Afternoon all and welcome along to Croke Park as we keep track of the 2019 All-Ireland club football final. Reigning champions Corofin from Galway take on 2017 winners Dr Crokes from Kerry. Plenty potential for a cracker here so let’s hope it delivers. Throw-in is 3.45pm.

Referee this afternoon is Derry’s Barry Cassidy.

Here’s the starting line-ups. We’ll let you know of any late changes.

Dr Crokes

1. Shane Murphy

2. John Payne
3. Michael Moloney
4. Fionn Fitzgerald

5. David O’Leary
6. Gavin White
7. Shane Doolan

8. Johnny Buckley
9. Daithí Casey

10. Micheál Burns
11. Gavin O’Shea
12. Brian Looney

15. Tony Brosnan
14. Kieran O’Leary
18. David Shaw

Corofin

1. Bernard Power

2. Cathal Silke
3. Kieran Fitzgerald
4. Liam Silke

5. Kieran Molloy
6. Dylan McHugh
7. Dylan Wall

8. Daithí Burke
9. Ronan Steede

10. Gary Sice
11. Micheál Lundy (joint captain)
12. Jason Leonard

13. Ian Burke
14. Martin Farragher
15. Mike Farragher

All set for throw-in here at Croke Park, how do you see this one going?

Game on.

Dr Crokes 0-1 Corofin 0-0
Johnny Buckley is fouled and Tony Brosnan pops over the free to get the Kerry club in front. At the other end an uncharacteristic close-range wide from Ian Burke.

4Mins

Corofin 0-1 Dr Crokes 0-1
Martin Farragher swings a shot over in front of Hill 16. All square.

4Mins
4Mins

Corofin’s Dylan Wall hits the crossbar! Looping left-foot shot that had goalkeeper Shane Murphy beaten after a strong attack from the Galway champions.

7Mins

Dr Crokes 0-2 Corofin 0-1
Kieran O’Leary and Johnny Buckley switch the play to the right wing where Mícheál Burns bounds onto it and hits over an excellent point.

8Mins

Corofin 1-1 Dr Crokes 0-2
Big breakthrough for Corofin. Martin Farragher’s point attempt is superbly blocked by Mike Moloney but he flicks the rebound to Kieran Molloy who kicks it first time to thread a pass through to Leonard who is closing in on goal. He deftly sidesteps Shane Murphy and rolls in a left-foot shot.

8Mins

Corofin have a shout for a penalty after that when a long ball is pumped in and Ian Burke looks like he might have been felled but the referee waves play on.

13Mins

Corofin 1-2 Dr Crokes 0-3
Firstly Burns is fouled for Dr Crokes and the free is converted by Brosnan. Then Corofin counter after a great Bernard Power kick out and Daithi Burke careers through before slamming a shot over the bar. Could have been another goal.

13Mins

Corofin 1-2 Dr Crokes 0-4
Daithi Casey clips over a left-foot shot to reduce the deficit Dr Crokes face.

15Mins

Corofin 1-3 Dr Crokes 0-4
A second point for Martin Farragher, the Corofin player is on fire. Yellow card for Michael Moloney, heavy challenge by the Dr Crokes defender on Liam Silke.

16Mins

Corofin 1-3 Dr Crokes 0-5
Kieran O’Leary under huge pressure, gets the ball away and it’s an assured kick by Tony Brosnan to split the posts for Dr Crokes.

16Mins

Pat O'Shea Dr Crokes manager Pat O'Shea.

Kevin O'Brien Corofin boss Kevin O'Brien. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

19Mins

Corofin 2-4 Dr Crokes 0-5
That’s an outstanding team goal by Corofin. Brilliant hand-passing from Martin Farragher, Daithi Burke and Ian Burke culminates with Sice palming to the net. He then notches a pointed free after Kieran Molloy is fouled. Corofin are five up and flying.

24Mins

Corofin 2-4 Dr Crokes 0-6
Brosnan taps over a free for Dr Crokes after Kieran O’Leary is fouled.

27Mins

Dr Crokes down to 14 men, John Payne sent-off for a kick on Dylan Wall. Yellow card for Corofin’s Micheál Lundy after that.

28Mins

Corofin 2-5 Dr Crokes 0-6
Sice converts another free. Uphill task now facing Dr Crokes.

30Mins

Corofin 2-6 Dr Crokes 0-6
Sice again, this time from play, and Corofin’s lead is stretched to six.

32Mins

Corofin 2-7 Dr Crokes 0-6
Leonard plays a one-two with Kieran Fitzgerald and bangs over a point from close-range. 

45Mins

Second-half action about to commence here. Dr Crokes bring in Michael Potts for Shane Doolan, Corofin introduce Colin Brady for Liam Silke.

32Mins

Corofin 2-8 Dr Crokes 0-6
The gap is out to eight now after Sice fires over a point from play.

34Mins

Corofin 2-8 Dr Crokes 0-7
The lively Tony Brosnan is fouled and nails the resultant free for Dr Crokes.

35Mins

Goal chance for Corofin but Daithi Burke blasts in an effort that is well blocked by Shane Murphy.

35Mins

Colm Cooper on for Dr Crokes for Gavin O’Shea.

36Mins

Corofin 2-9 Dr Crokes 0-7
Leonard smashes over another point for Corofin. Power diverts a drive from David Shaw wide and Dr Crokes miss the resultant ’45.

39Mins

Corofin 2-9 Dr Crokes 0-8
Yellow card for Corofin’s Kieran Fitzgerald for a foul on Kieran O’Leary. Daithi Casey swings over the free for Dr Crokes.

40Mins

Couple of bad wides from Dr Crokes, Brian Looney off target from play and Tony Brosnan misses a free.

40Mins

Jordan Kiely is on for Dr Crokes for Kieran O’Leary.

42Mins

Corofin 2-10 Dr Crokes 0-8
Martin Farragher with his third point of the day, then Potts hits in a goalbound drive for Dr Crokes that Fitzgerald clears off the line for Corofin.

45Mins

Alan O’Sullivan is on for Dr Crokes for David O’Leary.

46Mins

Corofin 2-11 Dr Crokes 0-8
Gary Sice brings his personal tally to 1-5 for the day with a pointed free.

47Mins

Corofin 2-12 Dr Crokes 0-9
Casey knocks over a free for Dr Crokes, then Leonard points at the other end for Corofin. Conor Cunningham is in for Corofin for Dylan McHugh.

51Mins

Corofin 2-13 Dr Crokes 0-9
Super score lofted over by Martin Farragher. His fourth of the day from play and Corofin go ten clear.

51Mins

Yellow card for Dr Crokes Daithi Casey after a high tackle on Ian Burke.

52Mins

Eoin Brosnan is in for Dr Crokes for Casey. Corofin bring in Gavin Burke for Lundy.

54Mins

Corofin 2-15 Dr Crokes 0-9
Mike Farragher slams over another Corofin point and Daithi Burke kicks another. They’ve been superb to watch today. 

57Mins

Joint captain Kieran McGrath comes on for Dylan Wall for Corofin.

58Mins

Corofin bring in Dylan Canny and Ciarán Brady for Gary Sice and Daithi Burke, Dr Crokes introduce Jason Lyne for Brian Looney.

Flag 61Mins

Corofin 2-15 Dr Crokes 0-10
Colm Cooper points the free after being fouled by Fitzgerald there, second yellow for the Corofin defender.

62Mins

Corofin 2-16 Dr Crokes 0-10
Kieran Molloy bangs over another point for Corofin, twelve in it.

62Mins

Corofin’s Daithi Burke gets the man-of-the-match award.

65Mins

Another marvellous display from the Galway champions. Corofin’s All-Ireland final displays have been remarkable. Won by 10 in 2015, by 15 last year and by 12 points today. Superb showings in Croke Park deciders.

65Mins

Fully deserved success for the reigning champions, a tough day for Kerry’s Dr Crokes who never got going. Thanks for joining us this afternoon.

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