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After that thrilling win for Slaughtneil over St Vincent’s in today’s first All-Ireland club senior football semi-final, who will join the Derry and Ulster champions at Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day?

We’re about to find out…

The Gaelic Grounds in Limerick is the venue for the meeting of Dr Crokes of Kerry and Galway’s Corofin. Throw-in is at 4pm.

A general view of the Gaelic Grounds Source: Tom Beary/INPHO

We’ll keep you up to date right here throughout the game.

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The injured Eoin Brosnan is a huge loss for Crokes today.

Here are the teams:

Dr Crokes

1. Shane Murphy

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

5. David O’Leary
6. Gavin White
7. Luke Quinn

8. Ambrose O’Donovan
9. Alan O’Sullivan

10. Johnny Buckley
11. Gavin O’Shea
12. Brian Looney

13. Colm Cooper
14. Daithi Casey
15. Kieran O’Leary


1. Bernard Power

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

5. Kieran Molloy
6. Ciaran McGrath
20. Conor Cunningham

8. Daithi Burke
9. Ronan Steede

10. Gary Sice
11. Dylan Wall
12. Jason Leonard

13. Ian Burke
14. Michael Farragher
15. Michael Lundy

Here we go…

Dr Crokes 0-1 Corofin 0-0

1 – Great start for Crokes as Brian Looney opens the scoring after just 17 seconds.

Dr Crokes 0-2 Corofin 0-0

1 – And Kieran O’Leary doubles the lead inside the opening minute. The Kerry champions have exploded out of the traps.

Dr Crokes 0-2 Corofin 0-0

3 – Ambitious effort from Crokes’ Gavin O’Shea goes well wide.

Dr Crokes 0-3 Corofin 0-0

4 – O’Leary again from a very difficult angle off his left foot. Super stuff from Crokes so far.

Dr Crokes 0-3 Corofin 0-0

5 – Daithi Casey tries his luck but his effort goes wide. Corofin haven’t been able to get out of their own half.

Dr Crokes 0-3 Corofin 0-0

6 – O’Leary’s attempt for his third point of the day drops short.

Dr Crokes 0-3 Corofin 0-0

6 – Johnny Buckley gets a yellow card for a high tackle on Conor Cunningham.

Dr Crokes 0-3 Corofin 0-0

10 – Ronan Steede gets a great chance to open the scoring for Corofin but his shot for a point goes wide after good work by Michael Lundy.

Dr Crokes 0-3 Corofin 0-1

11 – The Galway champions are up and running thanks to a lovely score by Ian Burke.

Dr Crokes 0-4 Corofin 0-1

12 – A Daithi Casey free restores the three-point lead for Crokes.

Dr Crokes 0-4 Corofin 0-2

12 – Michael Farragher points for Corofin. They’re settling now.

Dr Crokes 0-5 Corofin 0-2

13 – Brilliant stuff by Kieran O’Leary as he gets his third point of the afternoon.

Dr Crokes 0-5 Corofin 0-3

16 – Jason Leonard points a free for Corofin. Very enjoyable game so far. After a slow start Corofin are firing now.

Dr Crokes 0-5 Corofin 0-3

20 – Cooper sets up O’Leary again but his shot this time is off target.

Dr Crokes 0-5 Corofin 0-3

23 – This is getting feisty. Corofin crowd not happy after they’re denied a free as an attack was broken down by some aggressive Crokes defending, just before the Kerry champions broke and almost had a chance of a goal but O’Leary’s pass for Casey was wayward.

Dr Crokes 0-5 Corofin 0-4

25 – Gary Sice with a free to reduce the gap to the minimum.

Dr Crokes 0-5 Corofin 0-4

25 — O’Leary with another chance for Crokes but again it’s wide. Three points and three wides for him so far.


Dr Crokes 1-5 Corofin 0-4

26 — Gavin O’Shea with a goal for Crokes! It looked like a shot for a point but it deceived goalkeeper Bernard Power and dipped under the crossbar.

Dr Crokes 1-6 Corofin 0-4

28 — O’Leary points for Crokes and they lead by five as half-time approaches.

Dr Crokes 1-7 Corofin 0-5

30 — Sice points a free for Corofin as Shane Doolan comes on for Crokes in place of Gavin White. Then O’Leary gets his fifth point for Crokes.

Dr Crokes 1-7 Corofin 0-5

30 — Two minutes added on at the end of the first half.

Dr Crokes 1-7 Corofin 0-5

The game has resumed, with Corofin needing to bridge a five-point gap to join Slaughtneil at Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day.

Dr Crokes 1-8 Corofin 0-5

31 – Colm Cooper stretches the Crokes lead with a free.

Dr Crokes 1-9 Corofin 0-5

32 – Another free, this time from Daithi Casey, as Crokes go seven ahead.

Dr Crokes 1-9 Corofin 0-6

34 – Jason Leonard with a fine score for Corofin. They’re by no means throwing in the towel.

Dr Crokes 1-9 Corofin 0-6

35 – Looney plays a super ball through to O’Leary, possible goal chance but he fires wide.

Dr Crokes 1-9 Corofin 0-6

37 – Glorious goal chance for Gary Sice but he blasts it wide.

Dr Crokes 1-9 Corofin 0-6

40 – Michael Farragher kicks one wide for Corofin. They’re struggling to reduce the arrears here.

Dr Crokes 1-9 Corofin 0-7

42 – Dylan Wall gets one for Corofin. Five in it now.

Dr Crokes 1-9 Corofin 0-8

43 – Wall does it again. The goal might have been on but he stuck it over instead. Now they’re motoring.

Dr Crokes 1-9 Corofin 0-8

46 – Johnny Buckley punched the ball over the bar there but Kieran O’Leary was penalised and yellow carded for a foul so it’s a free out to Corofin instead.

Dr Crokes 1-9 Corofin 0-8

49 – Seventeen minutes since Crokes’ last score but they still lead by four.

Dr Crokes 2-9 Corofin 0-8

50 – Goal! Great run by Casey sets up substitute Jordan Kiely and he finishes emphatically. Does that settle it?

Dr Crokes 2-9 Corofin 0-8

52 – Sice puts a free wide for Corofin. Doesn’t look like it’s going to be their day.

Dr Crokes 2-10 Corofin 0-8

55 – Seconds after replacing Daithi Casey, Tony Brosnan points for Crokes.

Dr Crokes 2-11 Corofin 0-8

58 – A free from Crokes goalkeeper Shane Murphy puts them nine up as time ticks away.

Dr Crokes 2-11 Corofin 0-8

60 – There’s no way back for Corofin at this stage. It’ll be Dr Crokes versus Slaughtneil in the 2017 All-Ireland club senior football final at Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day.

Dr Crokes 2-11 Corofin 0-8

60 – Four minutes to be added on.

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Paul Dollery