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Hello and welcome along to The42′s coverage of today’s All-Ireland SFC Qualifier action.

There are six games coming up this evening around the country, including two intriguing clashes between Carlow and Tyrone, and Mayo and Tipperary.

Tyrone come into their tie on the back of a dramatic extra-time victory over Meath, while Carlow suffered a disappointing defeat to Laois in the Leinster SFC semi-final.

Meanwhile, Mayo put 5-19 past Limerick in the Gaelic Grounds two weeks ago, and they are facing a Tipperary side who will be looking to bounce back from their defeat to Cork in the Munster semi-final.

We want you to get involved in the conversation as we go through the live action this evening, so post a comment in the section below or send a tweet to @Shin_Farrell who will be taking you through the coverage this evening.

We’ll have team line-ups coming up in a few minutes, as well as any changes to the starting teams before the throw-ins.

We look at the Semple Stadium clash first, which is starting at 5pm. Here is how Mayo are named to line out.

1. David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites)

2. Chris Barrett (Belmullet)
3. Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites)
4. Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis)

5. Colm Boyle (Davitts)
6. Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore)
7. Patrick Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels)

8. Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy)
9. Lee Keegan (Westport)

10. Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore)
11. Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy)
12. Cian Hanley (Ballaghaderreen)

13. Jason Doherty (Burrishoole)
14. Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber – captain)
15. Andy Moran (Ballaghaderreen)

16. Rob Hennelly
17. Caolan Crowe
18. David Drake
19. Shane Nally
20. Eoin O’Donoghue
21. Danny Kirby
22. Conor O’Shea
23. Evan Regan
24. Conor Loftus
25. Diarmuid O’Connor
26. James Durcan

1. Evan Comerford (Kilsheelan-Kilcash)

2. Shane O’Connell (Golden-Kilfeacle)
3. John Meagher (Loughmore-Castleiney)
4. Alan Campbell (Moyle Rovers)

5. Bill Maher (Kilsheelan-Kilcash)
6. Robbie Kiely (Carbery Rangers)
7. Jimmy Feehan (Killenaule)

8. Liam Casey (Cahir)
9. Steven O’Brien (Ballina)

10. Josh Keane (Golden-Kilfeacle)
11. Jack Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials)
12. Brian Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill)

13. Conor Sweeney (Ballyporeen)
14. Michael Quinlivan (Clonmel Commercials)
15. Liam McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)

16. Ciaran Kenrick
17. Kevin O’Halloran
18. Liam Boland
19. Kevin Fahey
20. Paddy Codd
21. George Hannigan
22. Philip Austin
23. Jason Lonergan
24. Colm O’Shaughnessy
25. Luke Boland
26. David McGrath

Over now to the All-Ireland qualifier showdown in Netwatch Cullen Park, where Carlow welcome Tyrone.

1. Niall Morgan

2. Padraig Hampsey
3. Ronan McNamee
4. Cathal McCarron

5. Michael McKernan
6. Frank Burns
7. Peter Harte

8. Colm Cavanagh
9. Declan McClure

10. Mattie Donnelly
11. Niall Sludden
12. Conor Meyler

13. Cathal McShane
14. Richard Donnelly
15. Connor McAliskey

16. M O’Neill
17. R Brennan
18. M Cassidy
19. H Loughran
20. C McCann
21. A McCrory
22. HP McGeary
23. K McGeary
24. P McNulty
25. R O’Neill
26. R Sludden


1. Robbie Molloy

2. Chris Crowley
3. Shane Redmond
4. Conor Lawlor

5. Jordan Morrissey
6. Daniel St Ledger
7. Ciarán Moran

8. Seán Murphy
9. Eoghan Ruth

10. Seán Gannon
11. Darragh Foley
12. Diarmuid Walshe

13. Paul Broderick
14. Darragh O’Brien
15. John Murphy

Change on the Mayo team

James Durcan replaces Cian Hanley before throw-in.

Meanwhile, Monaghan defeated Waterford comfortably in the earlier All-Ireland SFC qualifier today.

The final scoreline was Monaghan 5-21 Waterford 0-9.

1 min: Tipperary 0-0 Mayo 0-0

We’re underway in Semple Stadium!

2 mins: Mayo 0-1 Tipperary 0-0

Cillian O’Connor puts Mayo in front with an early free.

5 mins: Mayo 0-3 Tipperary 0-0

Great score from Aidan O’Shea to get Mayo’s first point from play following another free from O’Connor.

Good start for Stephen Rochford’s men.

7 mins: Carlow 0-01 Tyrone 0-01

Paul Broderick opens Carlow’s account with a free, while Richie Donnelly levels in the 7th minute.

7 mins: Mayo 0-04 Tipperary 0-1

Important response from Tipperary through Philip Austin after Aidan O’Shea got his second of the game.




Mayo 0-4 Tipperary 1-1

Michael Quinlivan hits the back of the net for Tipperary after a brilliant long ball into the Mayo penalty area.

11 mins: Mayo 0-4 Tipperary 1-2

Austin pops over his second point of the evening to put Tipperary into the lead. Great score as Tipp score 1-2 without reply.

13 mins: Mayo 0-4 Tipperary 1-2

Surprising miss from an O’Connor free. Mayo needed a point just to settle themselves but O’Connor failed to connect with it and Tipperary continue to hold a one-point lead.

13 mins: Carlow 0-2 Tyrone 0-3

Tyrone take the lead in Netwatch Cullen Park.

16 mins: Mayo 0-5 Tipperary 1-2

Lovely score from Kevin McLoughlin to put the sides on level terms again. Great effort off his left boot and that was a much-needed response from Mayo, their first in 10 minutes.

18 mins: Mayo 0-5 Tipperary 1-2

Lee Keegan fouls Philip Austin in a scoreable position and Austin is still down receiving some treatment but hopefully he will be able to continue.


Carlow 1-2 Tyrone 0-3

Darragh O’Brien edges Carlow into a two-point lead.

21 mins: Mayo 0-5 Tipperary 1-4

Peter Sweeney puts Tipp two point in front and they are looking very strong at this stage of the game.

22 mins: Mayo 0-5 Tipperary 1-4

That’s a third wide for Tipperary from Bill Maher and they may live to regret those misses.

23 mins: Mayo 0-6 Tipperary 1-4

James Durcan gets his shot on target and that’s an important point for Mayo.

24 mins: Mayo 0-7 Tipperary 1-4

Jason Doherty earns a free for Mayo after keeping the ball from trickling out over the line. Brilliant work and Cillian O’Connor compliments his effort with a well-taken free from close range.

26 mins: Carlow 1-02 Tyrone 0-5

It’s level pegging between Carlow and Tyrone with half-time looming.

27 mins: SAVE!!

Mayo 0-7 Tipperary 1-5

Great save from David Clarke, but Liam McGrath gets something from a move by scoring a free. Mayo’s defence looks a bit brittle and Tipperary are really stretching them.

29 mins: Mayo 0-7 Tipperary 1-5 

Seamie O’Shea is on the ground receiving treatment for a knock to the shoulder. It’s not looking good as Diarmuid O’Connor prepares to come on.

O’Shea leaves the pitch to a huge round of applause. And O’Connor comes into the action.

31 mins: Mayo 0-7 Tipperary 1-6

Jack Kennedy cuts through the Mayo cover and taps the ball over the bar and Tipperary lead by two as we head towards the break.

Tipperary will be very happy with their first half performance if they can keep this up before the half-time whistle.

30 mins: Carlow 1-2 Tyrone 0-6

Tyrone hold a slender lead in a low-scoring affair.

33 mins: Mayo 0-8 Tipperary 1-6

Cillian O’Connor hits his fourth of the game from a free to keep Mayo in touch of Tipperary.

34 mins: Mayo 0-8 Tipperary 1-6

Conor Sweeney doesn’t connect with a free well at all, but there were some dissenting voices from the Mayo crowd when it was awarded.

Things are getting a little bit physical between the sides and Philip Austin becomes the first player to be booked in this game.

Five minutes added time to be played.

37 mins: Mayo 0-8 Tipperary 1-6

Superb fetch from Michael Quinlivan. He swivels and shoots on the turn but the umpires are unsure and Hawk Eye is called into service for the first time this evening.

38 mins: Mayo 0-8 Tipperary 1-7

And the point stands. Mayo launch an immediate counter attack but they get nothing from it.

And in the end they earn a free.

40 mins: Mayo 0-8 Tipperary 1-7

Black Card!!

Colm Boyle’s game is over after for a body check challenge. With Seamie O’Shea already gone, this is a huge blow for them.

It looks like Cian Hanley is coming into make his third championship appearance.

Lots of drama in that first half.

Tipperary are playing some brilliant football, with Quinlivan causing a lot of trouble in that forward line.

Mayo have suffered two major setbacks in that first half following the loss of Seamie O’Shea to an injury, while Colm Boyle is gone with a black card.

Meanwhile, Carlow trail Tyrone by three points in front of a home crowd. Stay with us for all the second half action coming up soon.

Second half is on the way in both games

35 mins: Mayo 0-8 Tipperary 1-7

Second half is underway. Can Tipperary see this one out or will Mayo’s experience pull them through?

35 mins: Carlow 1-02 Tyrone 0-8

The game is back underway in Carlow too!

37 mins: Mayo 0-9 Tipperary 1-7

Jason Doherty on target again and that is exactly the start Mayo need, particularly with Tipperary trying to sniff out a goal in the early stages of the second half.

38 mins: Mayo 0-9 Tipperary 1-7

Evan Regan comes on for Kevin McLoughlin as a blood sub following a collision with Robbie Kiely.

39 mins: Mayo 0-10 Tipperary 1-7

We’re level for the fourth time in this game following Cillian O’Connor’s fifth free.

40 mins: Mayo 0-10 Tipperary 1-7

41 mins: Mayo 0-10 Tipperary 1-7

Chris Barrett hits his second wide and Mayo’s third in all so far. Mayo look to be attacking with a bit more purpose here in the early stages of the second half.

Hello! And welcome to our live coverage of this evening’s Munster SFC final between Cork and Kerry.

The familiar foes meet once again in this year’s decider, as the Kingdom aim to secure an impressive sixth Munster title under the stewardship of Éamonn Fitzmaurice.

The weather is radiant at Páirc Uí Chaoimh — definitely shorts weather — with just under an hour to go before throw-in.

45 mins: Mayo 0-10 Tipperary 1-9

Liam McGrath hits his first point from play to restore that two-point lead for Tipperary. Huge score for the home side.

44 mins: Carlow 1-3 Tyrone 0-12

Declan McClure gets the latest point for Tyrone and they lead by six.

47 mins: Mayo 0-10 Tipperary 1-10

Tipperary are pushing through the gears now and go three in front through Conor Sweeney. Quinlivan played a part in that score and Mayo could be in real trouble here.

50 mins: Mayo 0-11 Tipperary 1-10

James Durcan blasts a shot over the bar with the goal at his mercy. They get a point out of it but a goal there could have changed the game.

Aidan O’Shea was involved in the move, and Durcan got the ball right in front of goal on the run but his shot had too much power behind it and not enough direction as it sailed over.

54 mins: Mayo 1-12 Tipperary 1-11

What a freak few moments! James Durcan was clearly going for a point but his shot dipped under the bar and into the back of the Tipperary net.

A game-changing moment and a crucial equaliser followed by a lovely Kevin McLoughlin point.

What drama! Can Tipperary muster up a response!

52 mins: Carlow 1-4 Tyrone 1-12

Niall Sludden finds the back of the net for Tyrone and they look to have an unassailable lead now.

58 mins: Mayo 1-13 Tipperary 1-11

Jason Doherty pushes Mayo two points in front. What an incredible turnaround here. Mayo looked like they were heading out of this contest, but they have rallied.

59 mins: Mayo 1-16 Tipperary 1-11

Andy Moran gets his name on the scoresheet, but he had a goal opportunity in front of him following points from Jason Doherty and Paddy Durcan.

64 mins: Mayo 1-16 Tipperary 1-11

Jason Doherty hits the deck as he was trying to get by Tipp’s Brian Fox.

Tipperary are making a change, with Kevin O’Halloran cominh on for Liam McGrath.

65 mins: Mayo 1-16 Tipperary 1-11


Great run from Michael Quinlivan. He cut in from the wing and unleashed a rocket, but David Clarke keeps out the low drive with his boot.

67 mins: Mayo 1-17 Tipperary 1-11

Super point from Lee Keegan. He takes the ball out wide, composes himself and curls it over with the right boot.

That could be it to put Mayo through to the next round.

69 mins: Mayo 1-17 Tipperary 1-11

Mayo are running off their subs now as Andy Moran and Cillian O’Connor make way.

Five minutes of stoppage time to be played.

If ever we needed a reminder that this Mayo team is never beaten no matter how bad the situation looks.

They answered serious questions asked of them once again today.

72 mins: Mayo 1-18 Tipperary 1-11

Kevin O’Halloran gets a yellow card and Conor Loftus stands up to take the free, which he slots over.

Mayo have outscored Tipperary 1-10 to 0-4 in the second half. A superb performance from the Connacht men.

75 mins: Mayo 1-19 Tipperary 1-11

Kevin McLoughlin turns after the afterburners to storm through and tap the ball over the bar.

What a display from Mayo.

It looked as though Tipperary were primed to take the victory, but Mayo’s trademark resilience came to the surface once again, with James Durcan scoring a crucial goal in the 52nd minute to level proceedings.

They never really looked back after that with Doherty, McLoughlin, Moran and Paddy Durcan all finding the target to push Mayo into a strong lead.

But credit to Tipperary, they battled hard throughout.

It was a bit more of a straight-forward victory for Tyrone, who came away with a 3-14 1-10 win against Carlow.

So, Tyrone and Mayo march on while Carlow and Tipperary bow out.

Meanwhile, Cavan have defeated Down in their All-Ireland SFC qualifier.

A goal from Gearoid McKiernan proved to be the difference in the end as they clinch a two-point victory.

Sligo and Armagh are at the half-way point of their clash, with Armagh leading by one point on a 0-8 0-7 scoreline.

There are two other qualifiers coming up this evening

Longford take on Kildare at home, while Louth travel to face Leitrim. Both games throw-in at 7pm.

Well that’s all from us folks. Thank you for joining us this evening and we look forward to having you with us again soon.

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