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Dublin: 12 °C Wednesday 27 May, 2020


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Good afternoon, and welcome along to our liveblog for this afternoon’s Allianz Football League action. Here’s a look at the main bits we’ll be keep an eye on:

  • Division 1: Kerry v Tyrone, Killarney, 2pm
  • Division 1: Monaghan v Dublin, Clones, 2pm
  • Division 1: Galway v Cavan, Salthill, 2.30pm
  • Division 2: Clare v Donegal, Ennis, 2pm
  • Division 2: Fermanagh v Cork, Enniskillen, 2pm
  • Division 2: Kildare v Armagh, Newbridge, 2pm
  • Division 2: Meath v Tipperary, Navan, 2pm 

We’ll try to keep you as updated on Division 3 and 4 as we can too.

We’re underway in both Clones and Killarney, and in plenty of other venues across the length and breadth of the country. Scoreless in both Division 1 2pm throw-ins so far.

5 mins — Dublin 0-1 Monaghan 0-0

And we have our first score in Clones. Dean Rock slots over to get the All-Ireland champions up and running.

Division 2 updates:

Clare 0-2 Donegal 0-1

Kildare 0-1 Armagh 0-1 

Meath 0-1 Tipperary 0-1 

GOAL! Niall Scully has the Dubs 1-1 to 0-0 up.

Seven minutes gone in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, and it’s still scoreless.

10 mins — Dublin 1-2 Monaghan 0-1

Conor McManus opens Monaghan’s scoring with a nice free, cancelling out Dean Rock’s effort at the other end.

10 mins — Kerry 0-1 Tyrone 0-0

And we have a score, finally. Sean O’Shea fires over.

13 mins — Dublin 1-3 Monaghan 0-2

McManus and Rock have both converted frees.

16 mins — Dublin 1-6 Monaghan 0-3

Another McManus free sails over, while Paul Flynn and two points in-a-row from Con O’Callaghan have Jim Gavin’s side in the driving seat.

Donegal 0-6 Clare 0-3

The Ulster men are hitting their stride in Ennis. Ciaran Thompson has chipped in with a few scores, as has Eoghan Ban Gallagher.

Kerry 0-1 Tyrone 0-0

18 minutes gone in Killarney and still just the one score registered. Both defences are flying it. That said, Kerry did have a great goal chance but Dara Moynihan’s effort went just wide.

22 mins — Dublin 1-7 Monaghan 0-4

John Small has been shown a black card and Brian Fenton has just stepped up with a huge effort to grab Dublin’s latest point. Super stuff from the Footballer of the Year.

20 mins — Kerry 0-2 Tyrone 0-0

Sean O’Shea has bagged his — and Kerry’s — second point of the afternoon from a free.

Division 2 updates:

Donegal 0-7 Clare 0-5

Cork 0-2 Fermanagh 0-1

Armagh 0-5 Kildare 0-4

Meath 0-5 Tipperary 0-2

28 mins — Dublin 1-7 Monaghan 0-6

We’ve had a bit of drama in Clones. Monaghan had the ball in the back of Evan Comerford’s net, but it didn’t count. Malachy O’Rourke’s side are staying in touch for now, mainly through McManus and McCarron.

29 mins — Kerry 0-3 Tyrone 0-1

The 2018 All-Ireland finalists have finally opened their account in Killarney through Niall Morgan from a long-range free off the ground, while Sean O’Shea has hit a third for the Kingdom.

Cork have since scored a third though, Eoghan McSweeney with the point.

Game on in Salthill, and the hosts have made a few late changes to their side to face Cavan.

36 mins — Dublin 1-7 Monaghan 0-7

Scully’s goal separates the sides in Clones but there’s been plenty of drama over the past few minutes. Brian Fenton was shown a yellow card before Robbie McDaid, a temporary replacement, was sent back to the line after seeing black. 

Half-time — Kerry 0-5 Tyrone 0-1 

Two points from the boot of Dara Moynihan from play drives Peter Keane’s side on.

Half-time — Dublin 1-7 Monaghan 0-8

8 mins — Galway 0-1 Cavan 0-3

The Breffni have started strong in the west. Goalkeeper Raymond Galligan has just slotted over a free,

Half-time Divison 2 updates:

Cork 0-4 Fermanagh 0-1

Kildare 0-6 Armagh 0-6

Meath 0-7 Tipperary 1-2

Donegal 0-10 Clare 0-8

Division 3 HT scores

Carlow 1-6 Sligo 0-3

Offaly 0-7 Westmeath 0-3

Louth 0-2 Longford 1-0 (15 mins gone)

Division 4 HT scores

Antrim 0-1 Derry 0-6

London 0-5 Limerick 0-5 

Leitrim 0-6 Wexford 0-7 

21 mins — Cavan 0-4 Galway 0-2

Peter Cooke and Martin Reilly (free) with the latest scores in Salthill.

Darren McCurry has opened Tyrone’s second-half scoring in Clones while Dean Roch has got Dublin going again in Clones. 

Dublin 1-8 Monaghan 0-8

Kerry 0-5 Tyrone 0-2

38 mins — Kerry 0-6 Tyrone 0-2

And it’s Kerry number 11 Sean O’Shea once again, this time with a lovely long-range point from play.

38 mins — Dublin 1-9 Monaghan 0-8

Con O’Callaghan with the All-Ireland champions’ latest offering; he fists his third point of the day over the bar.  He was down for a few moments after with what looked like a bang to the head but the Cuala ace is up and at it again.

28 mins — Cavan 0-5 Galway 0-5

Galway have closed the gap as half time approaches. Gareth Brandshaw nails his effort before Johnny Heaney was in on goal but Galligan produced an excellent save to send his shot over the bar. All square in Salthill.

40 mins — Dublin 1-9 Monaghan 0-9

Jack McCarron with a super score.

42 mins — Kerry 0-6 Tyrone 0-4

Darren McCurry has just sent over his third point.

GOAL! Stephen O’Hanlon with a superb finish to level matters in Clones. It’s 1-9 a -piece now. He was just on the pitch before soaring for a high catch, turning and running at pace and then nailing the finish. Game on.

47 mins — Monaghan 1-10 Dublin 1-9

Apologies, McManus is just on the field now. Bit of confusion there with McCarron. Anyway… he’s slotted over his first free an Monaghan have taken the lead for the first time.

GOAL! Monaghan 2-10 Dublin 1-9

The Farney Army are coming to life now. Shane Carey finishes off a fantastic team move, palming the ball into the back of the net.

Half-time: Cavan 0-5 Galway 0-5

Mickey Graham Cavan boss Mickey Graham. Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

50 mins — Kerry 0-7 Tyrone 0-5 

Peter Harte with the Red Hand’s first from play on 50 minutes.

It’s 2-11 to 1-9 to Monaghan. McManus has fired a second free high and over the bar.

Division 2 updates:

Donegal 0-12  Clare 0-11

Fermanagh 0-5 Cork 0-5

Armagh 1-9 Kildare 0-8 

Meath 0-11 Tipperary 1-7

GOAL! Stefan Campbell has rattled the net in Newbridge to give Armagh a bit of breathing space. It’s 1-9 to 0-8.

55 mins — Monaghan 2-11 Dublin 1-11

Ryan Basquel with an inspirational score for the Dubs before Cormac Costello nails a straightforward free — he’s taken over free-taking duties from the substituted Dean Rock.

58 mins — Kerry 0-8 Tyrone 0-5

Just over ten minutes to go in Killarney and the Kingdom lead by three.

Division 2 updates:

Clare 0-11 Donegal 0-12 

Fermanagh 0-7 Cork 0-5

Armagh 1-10 Kildare 0-10

Meath 0-13 Tipperary 1-8

GOAL! Matthew Taylor makes it 1-5 to 0-7 to Cork in Enniskillen.

62 mins — Kerry 0-9 Tyrone 0-6

Michael Geaney sends the ball over the bar with his first touch, cancelling out McCurry’s free at the other end.

63 mins — Monaghan 2-12 Dublin 1-11 

Some off the ball fireworks and tripping there with McManus and Johnny Cooper, but all went unnoticed. The hosts are looking good, to be fair to them.

36 mins — Cavan 0-6 Galway 0-5

Back underway in Galway and Reilly has opened proceedings with a point from play to put Cavan one up.

65 mins — Monaghan 2-12 Dublin 1-12

Basquel with another good score to cut the deficit to three.

67 mins — Kerry 0-9 Tyrone 0-7

Matty Donnelly points from play to keep Tyrone in touch as the clock runs down.

40 mins — Cavan 0-7 Galway 0-6 

Cunningham with a point for the Tribesmen there — another great Galligan save sends the effort over the bar. Meanwhile, McDaid has been shown a black card and Pearse Smith (free) has just put Cavan back in the lead.

72 mins — Kerry 0-10 Tyrone 0-7

Sean O’Shea with a really well-taken sideline. Four minutes of additional time. Attendance in Killarney today is 12, 691.

71 mins — Monaghan 2-12 Dublin 1-13

Five minutes of additional time in St Tiernach’s Park as the All-Ireland champions look to rectify matters. O’Callaghan has just stuck a free over the bar to make it a two-point game.

FULL-TIME: Kerry 0-11 Tyrone 0-7

Diarmuid O'Connor and Tiernan McCann Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Fintan Kelly has been named Man of the Match in the Dublin-Monaghan game. It’s still 2-12 to 1-13 with 74 minutes gone.

75 mins — Monaghan 2-13 Dublin 1-13

Shane Carey with superb catch in on goals, he’s fouled though and McManus slots the free to put three between the sides.

48 mins — Galway 0-8 Cavan 0-8

Jack Brady with a lovely sideline on the 21. 

Division 2 FT results:

Donegal 0-16 Clare 0-13

Fermanagh 0-8 Cork 1-5

Kildare 0-14 Armagh 1-11

Meath 0-15 Tipperary 1-8

52 mins — Galway 0-10 Cavan 0-8

Cooke and Brady have both seen black cards, as has Martin Reilly. Gary O’Donnell gave Galway the two-point lead.

Division 3 FT scores

Carlow 1-11 Sligo 0-7

Offaly 0-12 Westmeath 0-13

Louth 0-7 Longford 1-5 (57 mins gone)

Division 4 FT scores

Antrim 1-9 Derry 1-10

London 0-10 Limerick 0-11

Leitrim 3-15 Wexford 0-11

61 mins — Galway 0-12 Cavan 0-8

Ian Burke grabs Galway’s 11th point of the day, while Heaney follows suit. Another black card — Killian Clarke the latest. Cavan down to 12 players, Galway to 14.

And in Division 3, Longford have put a 1-8 to 0-9 win over Louth to bed.

That’s all from me today. As you’ve probably seen, we’ve plenty of match reports up on The42 already with more to come, along with reaction and analysis.

Thanks for reading, and enjoy your evening.

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Emma Duffy


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