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Welcome to today’s live coverage of the All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-finals. First up we’ve got Westmeath v Cork at 3pm, before Laois v Dublin at 4.15pm.

Here’s how Dublin and Laois will line-out:

Dublin

1. Alan Nolan (St Brigid’s)

2. Paddy Smyth (Clontarf)
3. Shane Barrett (Na Fianna)
4. Cian Hendricken (Naomh Mearnóg)

5. Chris Crummey (Lucan Sarsfields – captain)
6. Seán Moran (Cuala)
7. James Madden (Ballyboden St-Enda’s)

8. Seán Treacy (Cuala)
9. Tom Connolly (St Vincent’s)

10. Conal Keaney (Ballyboden St Enda’s)
11. Danny Sutcliffe (St Jude’s)
12. Cian Boland (St Oliver Plunkett’s-Eoghan Ruadh)

13. Oisin O’Rorke (Kilmacud Crokes)
14. Ronan Hayes (Kilmacud Crokes)
15. Eamon Dillon (Naomh Fionbarra)

Laois

1. Enda Rowland (St Lazerian’s Abbeyleix)

2. Lee Cleere (Clough-Ballacolla)
3. Matthew Whelan (Borris-in-Ossory-Kilcotton)
4. Joe Phelan (Camross)

5. Jack Kelly (Rathdowney Errill)
6. Ryan Mullaney (Castletown)
7. Pádraig Delaney (The Harps)

8. John Lennon (Rosenallis)
9. Paddy Purcell (Rathdowney-Errill – captain)

10. Aaron Dunphy (Borris-in-Ossory-Kilcotton)
11. Mark Kavanagh (Rathdowney-Errill)
12. Stephen Maher (Clough-Ballacolla)

13. Willie Dunphy (Clough-Ballacolla)
14. Charles Dwyer (Ballinakill)
15. Ross King (Rathdowney-Errill)

 

Here are the Cork and Westmeath teams:

Cork

1. Anthony Nash (Kanturk) 

2. Stephen McDonnell (Glen Rovers)
3. Eoin Cadogan (Douglas)
4. Niall O’ Leary (Castlelyons) 

5. Christopher Joyce (Na Pairsaigh)
6. Mark Ellis (Millstreet)
7. Mark Coleman (Blarney) 

8. Bill Cooper (Youghal)
9. Tim O’ Mahony (Newtownshandrum) 

10. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
11. Darragh Fitzgibbon (Charleville)
12. Shane Kingston (Douglas) 

13. Alan Cadogan (Douglas)
14. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers)
15. Seamus Harnedy (St Itas – captain)

Westmeath

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One late change for Westmeath: Paul Greville replaces Conor Shaw.

Westmeath 0-1 Cork 0-2

4 mins – Alan Cadogan and Patrick Horgan land early scores for Cork, either side of one from Killian Doyle.

Westmeath 0-1 Cork 0-3

4 mins – Bill Cooper slots over Cork’s third.

8Mins

Westmeath 0-2 Cork 0-4

Westmeath are playing with two sweepers to try and cut out the ball into Horgan. Seamus Harney meanwhile doubles the Rebels lead.

10Mins

Westmeath 0-2 Cork 0-6

Horgan slots over one from play to stretch Cork’s lead to four.

10Mins

Cork’s performance coach Doug Howlett watches on from the sideline.

Doug Howlett Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

14Mins

Westmeath 0-2 Cork 0-9

Tim O’Mahony shows wonderful skill and sets-up Darragh Fitzgibbon for a score. The gap continues to widen. The handicap before this game was set at 17 points, will Cork beat that?

18Mins

Westmeath 0-4 Cork 0-10

Horgan puts over a great effort, but Killian Doyle pops over a point in response.

21Mins

Westmeath 0-4 Cork 0-13

Fitzgibbon races forward and takes his score. Westmeath are making plenty of unforced errors in possession and they’re being punished by John Meyler’s team. Horgan points a free for his fifth score of the afternoon.

22Mins

Westmeath 0-4 Cork 0-14

Horgan with another free for Cork.

24Mins

Westmeath 0-4 Cork 0-16

Harnedy slots over the latest for the visitors. Westmeath boss Joe Quaid has a difficult team talk on his hands at half-time. 

24Mins

Westmeath 0-6 Cork 0-16

Eoin Price and Robbie Greville pick off a score apiece for the hosts.

31Mins

Westmeath 0-7 Cork 0-20

Fitzgibbon and Harney tag on efforts.

35Mins

Westmeath 0-8 Cork 0-23

Paul Greville sends over a long-range score.

39Mins

Cork make two half-time changes: Robbie O’Flynn and Damien Cahalane come in for Mark Coleman and Bill Cooper.

37Mins

Westmeath 0-10 Cork 0-26

Shane Clavin points for Westmeath, before Cork hit back with scores through O’Flynn and Harnedy.

39Mins

Another Cork sub: Jamie Coughlan comes in for Alan Cadogan.

42Mins

Westmeath 0-10 Cork 1-27

Lehane fires over another point for Cork. They’re putting up a huge score here.

46Mins

Westmeath 0-12 Cork 1-27

Clarke pulls back a point for the Lake County.

49Mins

Westmeath 0-14 Cork 1-28

O’Flynn has been in good scoring form since his half-time introduction, he adds another to bring his tally to 1-3 so far. Doyle converts a chance in response for Westmeath.

51Mins

Westmeath 0-15 Cork 1-31

Lehane and Shane Kingston point for Cork while Ciaran Doyle responds for the home team.

53Mins

Two late changes in the Laois-Dublin game.

Darragh O’Connell in for Cian Hendricken for Dublin, Eanna Lyons replaces Stephen Maher for Laois.

59Mins

Westmeath 0-18 Cork 1-32

Jack Galvin and Lehane trade points.

60Mins

We’re underway in Portlaoise.

60Mins

Westmeath 0-18 Cork 1-34

Still 10 minutes to go here and Cork are up by 19 points.

2Mins

Laois 0-1 Dublin 0-0

The hosts take an early lead through Cha Dwyer.

3Mins

Westmeath 0-19 Cork 1-35

Horgan makes it double scores once again.

4Mins

Laois 0-2 Dublin 0-2

Oisin O’Rorke slots over a free for Dublin to draw them level.

Westmeath 0-20 Cork 1-35

Eoin Price with another fine effort.

5Mins

Laois 0-3 Dublin 0-2

Purcell sends Laois in front with a great run and score.

Flag 9Mins

GOAL! Aaron Dunphy bags an early goal to leave Laois 1-3 to 0-2 ahead of Dublin.

11Mins

Laois 1-4 Dublin 0-2

Mark Kavanagh pops over his second free of the game. Laois are five ahead.

Flag 11Mins

RED CARD! Westmeath’s Gary Greville picks up a second yellow card in the closing stages.

12Mins

Westmeath 0-20 Cork 1-39

Jamie Coughlan and Declan Dalton add to the Cork lead.

14Mins

Laois 1-5 Dublin 0-3

Aaron Dunphy and O’Rorke swap scores.

19Mins

Joe Phelan and Cian Boland Joe Phelan puts pressure on Dublin's Cian Boland. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

John Lennon and Oisin O'Rourke Oisin O'Rorke tackles John Lennon. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

22Mins

Laois 1-7 Dublin 0-7

Eamonn Dillon catches and pops a nice score over.

23Mins

About 23 minutes gone here in Portlaoise, Dublin have started to draw Laois in but the home side have made an admirable start to this game. Still three in it.

23Mins

Long-distance free by Sean Moran tails wide for Dublin, Conal Keaney had been off target before then.

24Mins

Laois 1-8 Dublin 0-7
Éanna Lyons is dragged down by James Madden after a long booming puckout by Laois netminder Enda Rowland. Mark Kavanagh steps up and taps over the free.

28Mins

Dublin’s shooting not working so far, Danny Sutcliffe the latest one to see a strike go astray of the posts.

28Mins

Laois 1-9 Dublin 0-7
This is super stuff from Laois. Really tenacious in defence and Ross King avails to float over a point. Willie Dunphy then misses a really good chance to extend the lead.

31Mins

Laois 1-9 Dublin 0-8
Oisin O’Rorke slips over a point from a free but Dublin could have stole in for a goal there, Eamon Dillon shooting under pressure but Enda Rowland had got out to make the block and a free for an earlier foul was given.

32Mins

Laois 1-11 Dublin 0-8
This is brilliant from Laois! They go six clear thanks to points from Mark Kavanagh and Jack Kelly.

34Mins

Laois 1-12 Dublin 0-8
Now Charles Dwyer gets in on the scoring act for Laois, seven in it.

35Mins

Laois 1-12 Dublin 0-9
Badly needed point for Dublin from Danny Sutcliffe.

35Mins

Laois 1-12 Dublin 0-10
And then another for Dublin courtesy of Conal Keaney.

38Mins

Five in it after a really interesting first-half in O’Moore Park and it’s Laois in the ascendancy. Can they maintain it against favourites Dublin? We’ll see as the second-half action unfolds.

36Mins

We’re back underway for the second-half.

37Mins

Laois 1-12 Dublin 0-12

Conal Keaney is fouled and O’Rorke converts the free. Cian Boland then follows it up with one of his own.

41Mins

Laois 1-12 Dublin 0-13

Boland again and Dublin have the gap down to two points.

42Mins

44Mins

Laois 1-13 Dublin 0-14 

O’Rorke lands a pressure free in response to Willie Dunphy’s point.

44Mins

Laois 1-14 Dublin 0-14

Aaron Dunphy nails an excellent point.

45Mins

Laois 1-15 Dublin 0-14

Kavanagh slots over a nice free to extend Laois’s lead back to four.

46Mins

SAVE! Enda Rowland does really well to deny Danny Sutcliffe from close-range before O’Rorke slots over the resultant 65.

52Mins

Laois 1-15 Dublin 0-16

Sutcliffe with a massive score for the Dubs after a brilliant run. 

54Mins

Laois 1-16 Dublin 0-18

O’Rorke nails a free to draw the Dubs back on level terms. Willie Dunphy responds immediately for Laois after great work by O’Dwyer.

58Mins

Laois 1-18 Dublin 0-18

Laois lead by two again after Kavanagh’s latest free. Conal Keaney is replaced by Paul Ryan for Dublin. Then Dunphy lands a point as Laois press three clear.

61Mins

Cha Dwyer hits a wide and the Dubs have a wide of their own at the far end.

62Mins

Laois 1-19 Dublin 0-20

Rowland slots over a booming point for Laois, but the Dubs fire back through an O’Rorke free. Laois’s fouling is allowing the favourites back into this.

64Mins

Laois 1-20 Dublin 0-20

Three points in it with six minutes left in the game. Are Laois about to pull off a huge shock?

66Mins

Laois 1-21 Dublin 0-20

Mark Kavanagh bombs over a free as Laois move four clear again.

67Mins

Laois 1-21 Dublin 0-21

O’Rorke puts over a close-range free.

69Mins

Laois 1-21 Dublin 0-22

Paul Ryan with a great free and it’s a two-point game after 68 minutes. Dublin win another free immediately from way out the field and Ryan drops it short.

70Mins

We’re into three minutes of stoppage-time as Laois attempt to hold onto a famous victory.

71Mins

Laois 1-22 Dublin 0-22 

Rowland lands another incredible free from distance. Laois are going to win this! 

72Mins

Laois 1-22 Dublin 0-23

Sean Moran takes a close-range free and puts it over the bar. Laois lead by two.

76Mins

What a result for Laois! They’ll take on Tipperary in the All-Ireland SHC quarter-final after pulling off one of the upsets of the summer.

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