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As it happened: Cork v Dublin, All-Ireland senior hurling quarter-final

All eyes were on Semple Stadium this evening.

Result: Cork 2-26 Dublin 0-24


Evening all and welcome along to our coverage of the second All-Ireland senior hurling quarter-final.

Waterford defeated Tipperary 4-28 to 2-27 earlier today in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, now it’s the turn of Cork and Dublin to face off.

Throw in at Semple Stadium is 7pm.

Here is the Cork team named to start:


1. Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig)

2. Niall O’Leary (Castlelyons), 3. Robert Downey (Glen Rovers), 4. Sean O’Donoghue (Inniscarra).

5. Tim O’Mahony (Newtownshandrum), 6. Mark Coleman (Blarney), 7. Ger Millerick (Fr O’Neills).

8. Darragh Fitzgibbon (Charleville), 9. Luke Meade (Newcestown). 

10. Conor Cahalane (St Finbarr’s), 11. Seamus Harnedy (St Ita’s), 12. Robbie O’Flynn (Erins Own).

13. Jack O’Connor (Sarsfields), 14. Shane Kingston (Douglas), 15. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers).

And here’s the Dublin team selected to start:


1. Alan Nolan (St Brigid’s)

2. Andrew Dunphy (St Brigid’s), 3. Paddy Smyth (Clontarf), 4. Cian O’Callaghan (Cuala)

5. Daire Gray (Whitehall Colmcille), 6. Liam Rushe (Na Fianna), 7. James Madden (Ballyboden St. Enda’s)

8. Rian McBride (St Vincent’s), 9. Conor Burke (St Vincent’s)

10. Danny Sutcliffe (St Jude’s), 11. Donal Burke (Na Fianna), 12. Chris Crummey (Lucan Sarsfields)

13. Cian Boland (St Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh), 14. Ronan Hayes (Kilmacud Crokes), 15. Cian O’Sullivan (St Brigid’s)

James Owens of Wexford is the referee for this one.

Both teams to line out as selected.

kieran-kingston Cork boss Kieran Kingston

mattie-kenny Dublin manager Mattie Kenny Ken Sutton / INPHO Ken Sutton / INPHO / INPHO

All set to go in Thurles, who’ll book their place in the semi-finals next weekend?

1 min – Dublin 0-1 Cork 0-0

Donal Burke shoots over the opening point of the game.

3 mins – Dublin 0-2 Cork 0-0

Strong start by Dublin, a Donal Burke point, this time from a free, doubles their advantage.

Half a goal chance for Dublin earlier in that move but Ronan Hayes, back in the starting side, was foiled by a Patrick Collins save when he shot from a narrow angle.

Darragh Fitzgibbon lashes one from distance for Cork but it tails wide. At the other end Dublin almost get through for a goal but Cork, who have started nervously scramble to clear.

5 mins – Dublin 0-2 Cork 0-1

Lovely strike by Patrick Horgan opens Cork’s account.

6 mins – Dublin 0-3 Cork 0-2

All square thanks to Conor Cahalane for Cork before Cian O’Sullivan restores Dublin’s lead.

7 mins – Cork 0-3 Dublin 0-3

Seamus Harnedy brings Cork level with a superb score.

Cork 0-4 Dublin 0-3

Jack O’Connor clips Cork ahead after a pass was popped across by Harnedy. Cian Boland then shoots Dublin’s second wide of the game.

Goal chance! Cork get their running game and unlock the Dublin defence after a searing run from Darragh Fitzgibbon. Robbie O’Flynn has the chance to shoot but it’s from close range as an advancing Alan Nolan blocks him.

11 mins – Dublin 0-5 Cork 0-4

Strong Dublin response as Cian O’Sullivan and Donal Burke supply points, the latter after huge work rate by Dublin.

13 mins – Dublin 0-6 Cork 0-5

Little time to draw breath in this one. Robbie O’Flynn hauls Cork level, then a Burke pointed free restores Dublin’s advantage.

ronan-hayes-and-robert-downey Dublin's Ronan Hayes and Cork's Robert Downey. Lorraine O’Sullivan / INPHO Lorraine O’Sullivan / INPHO / INPHO

Goal chance! Again Cork nearly get in and it’s the familar sight of Jack O’Connor exploding down the left endline and batting a shot that is just the wrong side of the post.

Goal for Cork from Tim O’Mahony!

18 mins – Cork 1-6 Dublin 0-7

A decisive burst by Cork as this time they do hit the net! It’s a first senior championship goal for Tim O’Mahony, the wing-back raiding forward. He previously played in attack, netting in the 2017 Munster U21 final and this time takes his chance after being fed by Robbie O’Flynn, slips by Liam Rushe and charges up the centre before finishing.

Moments before Patrick Horgan pointed a free and moments later Donal Burke scored a ’65.

First-half water break: Cork 1-6 Dublin 0-7

conor-cahalane-scores-a-point Cork's Conor Cahalane.

alan-nolan-saves-a-shot-from-robbie-oflynn Dublin's Alan Nolan saves a shot from Robbie O'Flynn. Ken Sutton / INPHO Ken Sutton / INPHO / INPHO

20 mins – Cork 1-7 Dublin 0-8

Back out after the water break and it’s a point by Robbie O’Flynn, his second of the game, that puts Cork three clear before a mighty score from Liam Rushe cuts the gap.

Cork 1-8 Dublin 0-8

23 mins – Patrick Horgan and Donal Burke both size up frees, Horgan scores but Burke misses. A yellow card for Cork’s Sean O’Donoghue.

Cork 1-10 Dublin 0-8

25 mins – Patrick Horgan on target, knocking over Cork’s latest score from a free after Darragh Fitzgibbon was fouled. Then Jack O’Connor unleashes his pace, cutting into a gap and launching over a point. Five in it now.

cian-osullivan-and-luke-meade Dublin's Cian O'Sullivan and Cork's Luke Meade. Lorraine O’Sullivan / INPHO Lorraine O’Sullivan / INPHO / INPHO

28 mins – Cork 1-11 Dublin 0-8

Cork have taken over in this quarter, Harnedy stretches the advantage to six points.

30 mins – Cork 1-12 Dublin 0-9

Harnedy again strikes over a point after Donal Burke’s free had dropped over for Dublin moments previously.

Six Cork wides so far.

33 mins – Cork 1-12 Dublin 0-10

Ronan Hayes has looked impressive when supplied for Dublin. He wins a free which Donal Burke converts.

Goal for Cork from Shane Kingston!

Half-Time: Cork 2-13 Dublin 0-11

That feels like a gamechanger there, that second Cork goal. Robbie O’Flynn made the hard run in from the right, fed it across where Patrick Horgan tried to gather under pressure, it broke to Kingston and he whipped home his third championship goal for 2021.

Before that Jack O’Connor did brilliantly to win a free that Horgan converted and Donal Burke pulled a score back for Dublin. Eight in it at the break and back shortly.

tim-omahony-scores-a-goal Tim O'Mahony celebrates scoring a goal for Cork. Ken Sutton / INPHO Ken Sutton / INPHO / INPHO

Second-half action about to start soon at Semple Stadium.

Early in the second half and Cork almost create a third goal but Robbie O’Flynn gets blown for over-carrying.

36 mins – Cork 2-13 Dublin 0-12

Dublin’s Conor Burke opens the second-half scoring.

37 mins – Cork 2-14 Dublin 0-13

Better from Dublin as Cian Boland gets in on the scoring act with a point but Harnedy’s fourth point of the day follows from the Cork puckout.

39 mins – Cork 2-16 Dublin 0-14

Tim O’Mahony increases Cork’s advantage, Donal Burke replies with a Dublin free and then Cork go eight clear thanks to a Horgan pointed ’65.

42 mins – Cork 2-17 Dublin 0-14

A seventh point of the night for Horgan, knocking over a free after Luke Meade was fouled.

44 mins – Cork 2-18 Dublin 0-16

A free from Burke for Dublin and one from play but squeezed in between is a glorious effort by Horgan. Cork’s eight-point advantage remains.

47 mins – Cork 2-18 Dublin 0-17

A nice score by Cian Boland after a Cork mistake but then Rian McBride spurns another chance. Dublin need to take all these opportunities.

48 mins – Cork 2-19 Dublin 0-17

A superb pass by Tim O’Mahony picks out Patrick Horgan, half a goal chance but he takes his point for Cork. The gap is back out to eight again. Really feel Dublin need goals and that they arrive soon.

Sub: Cork bring in Shane Barrett for Shane Kingston.

patrick-horgan-and-paddy-smyth Ken Sutton / INPHO Ken Sutton / INPHO / INPHO

Sub: Jake Malone in for Dublin for Cian O’Callaghan, who is off injured.

50 mins – Cork 2-20 Dublin 0-17 

Jack O’Connor bags Cork’s latest point.

Sub: Davy Keogh on for Dublin, Cian O’Sullivan makes way

54 mins – Cork 2-20 Dublin 0-19

A couple Dublin points bridge the gap, so seven in it at the water break.

Second-half water break: Cork 2-20 Dublin 0-19

55 mins – Cork 2-20 Dublin 0-20

Third Dublin score in a row, Conor Burke cuts the gap to six. Can they get closer?

56 mins – Cork 2-21 Dublin 0-20

Patrick Horgan slots over a free for Cork. Yellow card for Dublin’s Liam Rushe for a challenge on Shane Barret.

Sub: Sean O’Leary-Hayes on for Cork for Sean O’Donoghue.

58 mins – Cork 2-22 Dublin 0-20

Cork seem to have weathered that Dublin storm now. Robbie O’Flynn catches a long delivery and feeds Shane Barrett who pops his first point of the game.

Sub: Alan Connolly comes in for Cork for Robbie O’Flynn.

60 mins – Cork 2-22 Dublin 0-21

First score of the game for Dublin’s Rian McBride.

Sub: Billy Hennessy replaces Luke Meade on the Cork team. Oisin O’Rorke on for Dublin for Cian Boland.

63 mins – Cork 2-22 Dublin 0-22

Jake Malone pulls a point back for Dublin.

conor-burke-and-darragh-fitzgibbon Lorraine O’Sullivan / INPHO Lorraine O’Sullivan / INPHO / INPHO

64 mins – Cork 2-22 Dublin 0-24

Now Donal Burke scores and there’s five in it, then Sutcliffe makes it four!

Big few minutes ahead in this one.

66 mins – Cork 2-23 Dublin 0-24

Crucial moment. Jack O’Connor is fouled by Daire Gray and Cork are grateful to take a score as Patrick Horgan converts the free. The margin is out to five once more.

Sub: Paul Crummey on for Dublin for Ronan Hayes.

70 mins – Cork 2-24 Dublin 0-24

Niall O’Leary comes up from deep to pop over what should be the insurance score.

71 mins – Cork 2-25 Dublin 0-24

Substitute Alan Connolly gets in on the scoring act for Cork.

73 mins – Cork 2-26 Dublin 0-24

Horgan from distance with a free for Cork.

Full-Time: Cork 2-26 Dublin 0-24

All over in Thurles and for the second successive year, Cork knock Dublin out of the hurling championship in Semple Stadium.

That means we now know the All-Ireland hurling semi-final fixtures for next weekend:

  • Limerick v Waterford, next Saturday in Croke Park at 5pm.
  • Kilkenny v Cork, next Sunday in Croke Park at 3.30pm.

Thanks a lot for joining us for this evening’s match!

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