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Dublin: 15 °C Thursday 28 May, 2020


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Hello, and welcome to this evening’s GAA match tracker.

The focus will be on the All-Ireland SFC qualifier meeting of Kildare and Fermanagh in Navan.

We’ll also have updates from the All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-finals between Carlow and Limerick, and Westmeath and Wexford.

All of the above throw in at 7pm so stick with us throughout the evening.


All-Ireland SFC

  • Kildare v Fermanagh, Páirc Tailteann, 7pm (live on Sky Sports)

All-Ireland SHC

  • Carlow v Limerick, Netwatch Cullen Park, 7pm
  • Westmeath v Wexford, TEG Cusack Park, 7pm

Fresh off the back of their massive win over 2017 All-Ireland finalists Mayo in Newbridge last weekend, Cian O’Neill’s Kildare will be bursting with confidence as they face Fermanagh.

He’s gone with an unchanged side for tonight’s Round 4 clash:


1. Mark Donnellan (Maynooth)

2. Peter Kelly (Two Mile House)
3. David Hyland (Athy)
4. Mick O’Grady (Celbridge)

5. Johnny Byrne (Allenwood)
6. Eoin Doyle (Naas)
7. Kevin Flynn (Celbridge)

8. Kevin Feely (Athy)
9. Tommy Moolick (Leixlip)

10. Fergal Conway (Celbridge)
11. Paul Cribbin (Johnstownbridge)
12. Kevin Cribbin (Johnstownbridge)

13. Neill Flynn (Maynooth)
14. Daniel Flynn (Johnstownbridge)
15. Paddy Brophy (Celbridge)

Beaten Ulster finalists Fermanagh come into the game slightly more under the radar. There’s one change to the starting team that lost to Donegal that day — Séamus Quigley comes in for Ciarán Corrigan at corner forward.

Rory Gallagher’s starting 15, as per programme below:


1. Patrick Cadden (St Patrick’s)

2. Kane Connor (Belnaleck)
3. Che Cullen (Belnaleck)
4. Michael Jones (Derrygonnelly)

5. Barry Mulrone (Devenish)
6. James McMahon (Roslea)
7. Lee Cullen (Belnaleck)

8. Eoin Donnelly (Coa O’Dwyers)
9. Ryan Jones (Derrygonnelly)

10. Paul McCusker (Ederney)
11. Declan McCusker (Ederney)
12. Aidan Breen (Tempo)

13. Seán Quigley (Roslea)
14. Conall Jones (Derrygonnelly)
15. Séamus Quigley (Roslea)

And the hurling…..

Carlow square up to Limerick after their fine win in last weekend’s Joe McDonagh Cup final. But the Treaty county come in as warm favourites as they hope to put a disappointing Munster championship campaign behind them.

Wexford meanwhile welcome the challenge of Westmeath — who Carlow beat last time out. There’s a date with Clare in the last eight on the line, and Davy Fitzgerald’s side will be tipped to progress.



Follow this link to see the Westmeath starting team >




Back to the football, and Fermanagh have made three changes to the starting 15 named in the programme.

  • Daniel Teague for Kane Connor
  • Tom Clarke for Paul McCusker
  • Ruairí Corrigan for Seán Quigley

Almost ready to go around the grounds.

A view of TEG Cusack Park Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

A general of Netwatch Cullen Park Source: Ken Sutton/INPHO

THROW-IN: Kildare 0-0 Fermanagh 0-0

We’re underway in Navan anyway. It’s fiery.

1 min – Limerick 1-0 Carlow 0-0

Well there’s a statement of intent in Netwatch Cullen Park! Dream start for Limerick as they rattle the net very early on.

1 min – Kildare 0-1 Fermanagh 0-0

Keith Cribbin gets the Lilywhites off the mark.

3 mins – Westmeath 0-2 Wexford 0-1

There’s been a lively start in Mullingar too.

4 mins – Kildare 0-3 Fermanagh 0-1

Donnelly had an effort which came off the bar and almost looked over the line, but Kildare dealt with it well. Both sides exchanged points then in quick succession before Paul Cribbin made it 0-3 to 0-1.

6 mins – Limerick 1-0 Carlow 0-2

Carlow have pulled two back since that early, early Kyle Hayes goal.

GOAL! It’s Kildare’s Daniel Flynn who makes it 1-1 to 0-3 in Navan.

8 mins – Kildare 1-3 Fermanagh 0-1

That was a brilliant goal from Flynn, who won it excellently in the air and showed great composure from close range to fire home. A great start for Kildare.

11 mins – Wexford 0-5 Westmeath 0-3

It’s been tit-for-tat during the early stages in Mullingar, but Davy Fitzgerald’s men have their noses in front.

11 mins – Limerick 1-1 Carlow 0-2 

Tom Morrissey gets Limerick’s first point after 11 minutes of play in Carlow.

14 mins – Kildare 1-4 Fermanagh 0-2

Lovely score from Seamus Quigley for Fermanagh before Flynn shows his class once again at the other end. Patrick Cadden pulls off a super save moments after to deny Keith Cribbin.

15 mins – Kildare 1-5 Fermanagh 0-2

Neil Flynn taps over a free.

Score updates from the All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-finals:

  • Limerick 1-3 Carlow 0-3
  • Wexford 0-7 Westmeath 0-4

18 mins – Kildare 1-6 Fermanagh 0-3

Fermanagh looked better on the attack there and McCusker keeps them in touch with a nice score. Tommy Moolick fists over at the other end to cancel it out immediately though.

GOAL! in Carlow, and it’s Limerick once again. Graeme Mulcahy makes it 2-3 to 0-3 after 18 minutes.

GOAL! Another one for Limerick — this time its Aaron Gillane. 3-3 to 0-3, 20 minutes gone.

20 mins – Kildare 1-7 Fermanagh 0-4

Flynn again with a super effort before Quigley responds with a free at the other end.

22 mins – Kildare 1-8 Fermanagh 0-4

The Lilywhites are flying! They’ve racked up scores from all over the pitch, the latest coming from Kevin Flynn.

Wexford 0-10 Westmeath 0-4

Wexford have found their rhythm — O’Keeffe, Dunne and Chin have all hit recent points.

Limerick 3-7 Carlow 0-3

John Kiely’s men are in the driving seat in Carlow.

26 mins – Kildare 1-10 Fermanagh 0-4

Cian O’Neill’s charges rally on. A brilliant Neil Flynn free-kick followed by a Kevin Feely effort from play sees them nine points up. They look very good, it must be said.

GOAL! Wexford’s David Dunne rattles the net to make it 1-11 to 0-5.

31 mins – Kildare 1-11 Fermanagh 0-4

The difference in Navan is 10 points. Paddy Brophy’s point means five of Kildare’s six starting forwards have scored.

32 mins – Kildare 1-11 Fermanagh 0-5

Quigley converts a free, a badly needed score for Fermanagh. And there’s another change: Tomas Corrigan is in for Aidan Breen

All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-final score updates:

  • Limerick 3-9 Carlow 0-3
  • Wexford 1-12 Westmeath 0-8

34 mins – Kildare 1-12 Fermanagh 0-5

Kevin Flynn makes a super run from the half-back line and kicks his second point of the day. One minute added time, it’s been announced.

35 mins – Kildare 1-13 Fermanagh 0-5

Daniel Flynn pops it over the bar, lovely.

Half-time in the All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-finals

  • Limerick 3-9 Carlow 0-4
  • Wexford 1-12 Westmeath 0-8

Tom Morrissey and Jack Kavanagh Source: Ken Sutton/INPHO

36 mins – Wexford 1-13 Westmeath 0-9

We’re back underway in Mullingar. Chin and Boyle convert scores.

36 mins – Kildare 1-13 Fermanagh 0-7

We’re back at it in Navan too. Quigley gets us off the mark with a free, before Corrigan adds another. Better from the Ulstermen.

37 mins – Limerick 3-10 Carlow 0-4

Cian Lynch gets the first of the second half and Limerick start just as they left off. Barry Nash is in for Kyle Hayes.

39 mins – Kildare 1-14 Fermanagh 0-8

It’s that man Daniel Flynn once again. 1-3 from play for him. Corrigan bites back instantly at the other end.

41 mins – Kildare 1-15 Fermanagh 0-8

Peter Kelly hits his second-ever championship point — his first was last weekend.

43 mins – Limerick 3-10 Carlow 0-6 

Carlow claw two in-a-row back.

GOAL! Kildare’s second is hit home by Neil Flynn. It’s 2-15 to 0-8.

44 mins – Kildare 2-15 Fermanagh 0-8

A really well-worked team goal as the Lilywhites rip Fermanagh’s defence to shreds. Flynn’s the last to touch it as he palms home a lovely goal.

Fionn Dowling comes in for Tommy Moolick.

GOAL! This time it’s in Mullingar and it comes from Wexford’s Conor McDonald.

Score updates from the All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-finals:

  • Limerick 3-11 Carlow 0-6
  • Wexford 2-14 Westmeath 0-12

48 mins – Kildare 2-15 Fermanagh 0-10

Quigley pops over his fifth point, this time from the mark, before Sean Quigley opens his tally shortly after coming off the bench. Cian O’Neill looks like he’s set to introduce Niall Kelly.

50 mins – Kildare 2-16 Fermanagh 0-10

James McMahon sees yellow and gives away a simple free, which Neil Flynn converts. He’s hit 1-5 today. Paul Cribbin was the player to make way for Kelly.

Score updates from the All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-finals:

  • Limerick 3-13 Carlow 0-7
  • Wexford 2-15 Westmeath 0-13

53 minutes – Kildare 2-18 Fermanagh 0-11

Two super, super scores in quick succession as the Lilywhites turn on the style. Fergal Conway’s comes first before Chris Healy follows suit. Corrigan pulls one back at the other end.

David Slattery is in for Keith Cribbin.

GOAL! Diarmuid Byrnes fires home for Limerick. It’s 4-14 to 0-7 after 19 minutes of the second half in Carlow.

56 mins – Kildare 2-18 Fermanagh 0-13

Daniel Flynn has been substituted, and he receives a warm reception following a brilliant evening’s work. Eamonn Callaghan is the player to come in.

Sean Quigley keeps Fermanagh going with an inspiring effort. Three points without reply for them.

Score updates from the All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-finals:

  • Limerick 4-14 Carlow 0-10
  • Wexford 2-16 Westmeath 0-13

59 mins – Kildare 2-18 Fermanagh 0-14

Barry Mulrone slots over before he’s replaced. Fermanagh pushing on a bit more, they’ve nothing to lose.

GOAL! A fifth for Limerick, and this time it’s Peter Casey. They’ve clocked up 5-17 in comparison to Carlow’s 0-10.

62 mins – Kildare 2-18 Fermanagh 0-15

Seamus Quigley gets his sixth of the day with another free. Fergal Conway — the player with the most possessions on the field — has been booked.

Mark Hyland comes in for Neil Flynn; he gets a good ovation as he departs. Kildare haven’t scored in 10 minutes, Fermanagh have hit the last five.

Score updates from the All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-finals:

  • Limerick 5-19 Carlow 0-10
  • Wexford 2-18 Westmeath 0-16

65 mins – Kildare 2-18 Fermanagh 0-16

They’ve been behind from early doors but Fermanagh look much-improved in the second half. Quigley slots over another free.

70 mins – Wexford 2-19 Westmeath 0-16

Harry Kehoe has fired over some lovely scores, there’s five additional minutes to be played.

71 mins – Kildare 2-19 Fermanagh 0-17

Chris Healy expertly slots over to end Kildare’s scoring drought. Moments before that, Mark Donnellan did well to field a high ball in.

Ryan Jones adds another for Fermanagh. Five minutes added time, by the way.

72 mins – Kildare 2-20 Fermanagh 0-17

Brophy fists over to make it a nine-point game as the final whistle nears.

74 mins – Wexford 2-21 Westmeath 0-16

Shane Tomkins and Liam Ryan with lovely late scores.

GOAL! Woooooooah, Chris Healy. Amazing. 3-20 to 0-18.

Full-time: Kildare 3-20 Fermanagh 0-18

Some goal there right at the death from Healy…. did he mean it?

Chris Healy celebrates scoring a late goal Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Well, that’s that. The full-time results, once again:

All-Ireland SFC

  • Kildare 3-20 Fermanagh 0-18

All-Ireland SHC

  • Limerick 5-22 Carlow 0-13
  • Wexford 2-21 Westmeath 0-16

Kildare cruise into the Super 8s, Wexford book their All-Ireland SHC quarter-final date with Clare and it’s the losers of the Leinster final replay (Galway or Kilkenny) up next for Limerick.

A solid evening of football and hurling across the board, and we’ll have match reports, reaction and analysis to follow on The42.

Thanks for reading, enjoy your evening!

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