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Dublin: 3°C Monday 30 November 2020


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This should be a cracker, with throw-in at 4pm. There’s some serious talent on display. 

Tom Gray is asked — once again — about marquee forward, Ciaran Archer and his role today. The Dublin boss is hoping the scores are spread out amongst the forward, typically. 

Dublin will line out as selected below, we’re told. 

Dublin 0-2 Cork 0-0 Ciaran Archer opens his account, moments after James Doran scores the first point of the afternoon. 

Ciaran Archer points a free to put Dublin three points up early on . 


Nice point again as the Dubs’ Brian O’Leary points from play to continue their great start. Cork are in trouble here. 


Ross McGarry puts over a free to make it six unanswered points for the Leinster side. 


Archer has scored some amazing goals and will score plenty more. But that was soft. 

The Cork defence dallied and he nipped in to strike towards the near post along the ground and it squeezed in. 


Cork are up and running with Mark Cronin adding a point to that goal. We might have a game. 


James Doran gets the scoreboard ticking over for the Dubs once again with a nice point from play. 


GOAL! Colm O’Callaghan scores another for Cork! 


What a game, lads! Cork have rattled in three goals, Mark Collins has been at the heart of all of them. It’s a level game somehow.  


Donal Ryan will a great score for Dublin before Blake Murphy replies with a point for Cork. 


Damian Gore scores from play for the Rebels, 25 minutes in we’re all square. 


A Gore effort drops short before Cathal O’Mahony makes no mistake as we head for injury time. 


Daniel O’Connell adds another and the Rebels go two points up. 


I’m going to have a lie down. What did you make of that insane half hour of football? 


Ciaran Archer converts a free to get Dublin up and running again. 


Brian O’Leary points from play for Dublin and it’s comhscór. Well-worked from the Dubs. 


Éire Óg’s Jack Murphy is on for Colm Barrett on the Cork side while Dublin replace Niall O’Leary with David Lacey.


A rare wide for Dublin talisman, Ciarán Archer. Meanwhile, Mark Hodnett is one for Colm O’Callaghan. 


Mark Cronin scores with a free and then Jack Murphy from play and Cork open up a two-point gap once again. 


That was an excellent point from Murphy. 

As as I type, Peadar O’Cofaigh Byrne is black carded with Harry Ladd on instead. the former’s mother Blaithnaid, has her head in her hands.

Cork add scores through Cathal O’Mahony and then Blake Murphy before Ciarán Archer replies.  


Damian Gore makes it a four-point lead for Cork with another point. 


Gore adds another from play to the delight of the Cork contingent at O’Moore Park. 


Lynch Bissett trudges off after picking up his second yellow card. Cathal O’Mahony converts the subsequent free and this is tough going for the Dubs now. 

It’s 1-13 to 3-14 with seven minutes or so to go. 


Fionn Herlihy points from play; the Dublin backs have had a tough afternoon. 


David Lacey fires over a much-needed score for the Blues. 

Gearóid O’Donovan is on for Jack McCarthy on the Cork side, meanwhile. 


We’ll have three minutes of injury time. 


Ciarán Archer tries to sneak a goal from a free but it’s stopped by defenders on the Cork line. Mark Cronin puts the tin hat on a great display wit ha point from lay. 3-16 is some scoring. 


Cork win an amazing game in Portaloise to claim the U20 crown for the first time. What a turnaround in that first half. 

Tom Gray’s Dublin are left distraught but this won’t be the last you’ll hear of a lot of this talented side, no doubt. 

What did you make of that? 

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