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Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of today’s All-Ireland SFC round 3 qualifier between Kildare and Mayo at Newbridge. Here’s how the sides are named to start:


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 – captain)
7. Kevin Flynn (Celbridge)

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

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

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


1. David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites)

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

5. Lee Keegan (Westport)
6. Colm Boyle (Davitts)
7. Patrick Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels)

8. Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber)
9. Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore)

10. Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore)
11. Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy)
12. James Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels)

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

We’ve got the latest score from the Cavan-Tyrone qualifier clash:

43 mins - Cavan 1-6 Tyrone 0-10

48 mins - Cavan 1-8 Tyrone 0-12

Niall Sludden and Oisin Kiernan trade scores.

60 mins - Cavan 1-10 Tyrone 0-14

FT - Cavan 1-12 Tyrone 0-18

Mickey Harte’s side are into Monday’s round 4 qualifer draw.

Now our focus turns to Newbridge for this clash between Kildare and Mayo.

Here are the subs lists for either team:


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Both teams will line-out as selected.

We’re moments away from throw-in.

Kildare 0-0 Mayo 0-1

Stephen Coen gives Mayo an early lead.


Kildare 0-1 Mayo 0-1

Fergal Conway brings the hosts level.


Kildare 0-2 Mayo 0-1

Neil Flynn kicked 0-5 against Longford last weekend and he clips over his first of the evening with a well-struck free.


Kildare 0-3 Mayo 0-1

Feely and Moolick play a one-two, with the former adding a point.


Kildare 0-3 Mayo 0-1

Kildare are really pressing David Clarke’s kick-outs, while Kevin Feely is stationed at full-forward and looking dangerous.


Kildare 0-3 Mayo 0-2

Reigning Footballer of the Year Andy Moran is up and running with his first score of the game.


Kildare 0-4 Mayo 0-2

Daniel Flynn races down the end line and fists over the bar. Fine start to this from Kildare.


Kildare 0-5 Mayo 0-2

Neil Flynn adds another free.


Kildare 0-6 Mayo 0-2

A brilliant Kildare move sees Paddy Brophy pick out Paul Cribbin who splits the posts.


Kildare 0-7 Mayo 0-2

Neil Flynn slots over his third free of the day.


Kildare 0-7 Mayo 0-3

Cillian O’Connor slots over a badly needed free for Mayo.


Kildare 0-7 Mayo 0-4

Mick O’Grady is penalised for a foul and O’Connor brings Mayo to within three.


Kildare 0-7 Mayo 0-5

Paddy Durcan drills over his first of the evening with a superb effort.


Kildare 0-7 Mayo 0-6

Mayo’s running game is improving as O’Connor converts another free. That’s his third. Kildare’s five-point lead has been reduced to one.


Kildare 0-7 Mayo 0-7

Five in-a-row now for Mayo as Durcan adds his second – this one off his left.


Kildare 0-7 Mayo 0-8

The Kildare fouls are beginning to rack up and O’Connor slots over his fourth as Mayo assume the lead.


Kildare 0-8 Mayo 0-8

Paul Cribbin lands over a fine score.


Kildare 0-8 Mayo 0-9

That was Kildare’s first in 14 minutes but Mayo respond immediately through Diarmuid O’Connor.


Kildare 0-9 Mayo 0-9

2010 All-Star Peter Kelly makes a brilliant run through the Mayo rearguard and is fouled just outside the penalty area. Flynn applies the finish. We’re level for a fourth time in St Conleth’s Park.


HT - Kildare 0-9 Mayo 0-9


Some snaps from an entertaining opening half.

Fergal Conway and Lee Keegan Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Paul Cribbin and James Durcan Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Ger Cafferkey and Paddy Brophy Source: James Crombie/INPHO


The second-half resumes with a Moran wide.


Kildare 0-9 Mayo 0-10

Normal service resumes as Moran strikes over the bar.


Kildare 0-10 Mayo 0-10

Flynn sends over his first from play and his fifth point overall. We’re level again.


Kildare 0-11 Mayo 0-10

Paul Cribbin sends Kildare in front with his third score from five shots.


Kildare 0-12 Mayo 0-12

A Cillian O’Connor free is give despite appearing to sail right over the post. Paddy Durcan adds another point for Mayo, but Neil Flynn pulls a free back for the Lilywhites.

Mattie McGleenan’s men could never get their noses in front


Kildare 0-12 Mayo 0-13

Kevin McLoughlin opens up his account with a hooked effort off his left.


Kildare 0-12 Mayo 0-14

Durcan feeds Doherty who kicks Mayo into a two-point lead.


Kildare 0-13 Mayo 0-14

Paul Cribbin takes the game to Mayo and wins a free. Flynn converts the free.


Kildare sub: David Slattery replaces Keith Cribbin.


Kildare 0-14 Mayo 0-14

Paul Cribbin adds another one, he’s been excellent so far in Newbridge. That’s his fourth from play to make the game level for the eighth time.


Kildare 0-14 Mayo 0-15

A great move starts with a McLoughlin ball into Moran, who wins and feeds James Durcan. Durcan goes to ground but finds Doherty for his second point.


Kildare 0-15 Mayo 0-15

Slattery injects some pace and passes to Flynn who points. The move started with a sensational Feely mark in midfield.


Kildare 0-16 Mayo 0-15

Feely gives Kildare the lead, he’s really come into the game in the last 10 minutes.


Kildare 0-17 Mayo 0-15

Johnny Byrne fires over a superb score from the right wing. Kildare lead by two!


CHANCE! Diarmuid O’Connor goes close to finding the net but it deflects out for a 45.


Kildare 0-17 Mayo 0-6

Cillian O’Connor swings over the 45 and we’re set-up for a grandstand finish.


Kildare 0-17 Mayo 0-17

Eoin O’Donoghue isn’t long in off the bench but he kicks a brilliant effort from bring the game level.


MISS! Neil Flynn sends a scoreable free wide.


Kildare 0-18 Mayo 0-17

Peter Kelly fists over a vital score for Kildare, who are five minutes from victory.

Kildare 0-15 Mayo 0-15


Kildare 0-19 Mayo 0-17

Niall Kelly fists over a score to edge Kildare two in front.

Kildare 0-15 Mayo 0-15


Kildare 0-19 Mayo 0-18

Paddy Durcan swings over a lovely score, his fourth of the day. Squeaky bum time now for Kildare.

Kildare 0-15 Mayo 0-15


Kildare 0-19 Mayo 0-18

Cribbin hits a wide as we enter stoppage-time.


BLACK CARD! Kevin McLoughlin will be replaced by Cian Hanley for the final few minutes.


We’ll have seven minutes of stoppage-time…


Kildare 0-20 Mayo 0-18

Niall Kelly sees a goal chance saved by Clarke, but Diarmuid O’Connor is deemed to have touched the ball on the ground. Neil Flynn curls over a close-range Kildare free.


Kildare 0-21 Mayo 0-18

Eamon Callaghan comes in off the bench and edges the hosts three ahead.


RED CARD! Aidan O’Shea is sent off for a second yellow.


Kildare 0-21 Mayo 0-19

Moran drop kicks a close range free over the bar.


FT – Kildare 0-21 Mayo 0-19

Mayo are out!

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