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Follow the action as it happened with Eamon Donoghue on a busy day of football and hurling action...



All-Ireland SFC round 2

FT Mayo 0-14 Louth 1-10

FT Monaghan 1-23 Clare 1-18

FT Roscommon 1-21 Sligo 1-11

FT Donegal 1-15 Derry 3-14

Tailteann Cup round 3

FT Limerick 1-10 Wicklow 2-14

FT Longford 1-14 Carlow 2-13

FT Wexford 1-16 Leitrim 1-12

FT Fermanagh 1-12 Antrim 2-13

Hurling All-Ireland minor final

FT Clare 2-22 Galway 4-11

Hurling All-Ireland Under-20 final

FT Cork 2-22 Offaly 3-13


So that’s that ... Ten games down and no major surprises. Fitness and quality tells as Derry beat Donegal, and Roscommon finish strong to beat Sligo by 10 points. Louth expose Mayo’s struggles against a mass defence but fall just short. Monaghan do enough to beat Clare, also we now know who’s into the knockout stages of the Tailteann Cup. Clare are minor hurling champions and Cork broke Offaly hearts in the Under-20 decider in Thurles.

Keep your eye on the homepage for match reports from all those games.

Thanks for joining us!








Donegal 0-13 Derry 2-13 (57′) The goal finally comes, Jason McGee goes down with an injury allowing Gareth McKinless to run through and this time his handpass makes it over Patton and Lachlan Murray palms it in. That was definitely coming.


Donegal 0-13 Derry 1-13 (56′) Patton shows sharp reflexes to get a crucial hand in to deny a Derry handpass across goal for a tap in. He then comes out to deny Derry another goal, in both instances the Ulster champions had about three players on the line ready to finish but the pass never came. The impressive Oisin Gallen then takes a mark and converts it to make it a one score game.





Tailteann Cup: So as expected Tipperary are the worst of the third placed teams, and their interest in the competition now ends. From group three, despite their defeat to Wicklow, Limerick have qualified for the quarter-finals. Carlow’s win over Longford gives them a home preliminary quarter-final fixture, with the latter on the road.

Antrim top group four with Fermanagh in second despite today’s loss. They edge Wexford on scoring difference who take third.

Quarter-finals: Cavan, Meath, Limerick, Antrim

Preliminary quarter-finals: Home teams - Offaly, Fermanagh, Down, Carlow. Away teams: Longford, Laois, Wexford, New York


HT Donegal 0-6 Derry 0-9 A big missed chance for Donegal below who trail by three points at the interval.





Roscommon 1-17 Sligo 1-9 (64′) Dylan Ruane, who had earlier scored a nice point makes another long run, he receives a pop pass in on goal coming through the D, and is fouled as he shoots, but the scuffed effort somehow bounces into the net. Donie Smith then puts eight between the teams.


Roscommon 0-16 Sligo 1-9 (56′) Enda Smith kicks his fourth point, wind at his back from 35m he floats it over.

A look below at Offaly’s second goal in the Under-20 final. They now trail though by 10 points (2-21 to 2-11) after 56 minutes.


Roscommon 0-14 Sligo 1-9 (49′) GOAL for Sligo who refuse to go away here. They win a long kickout and have an overlap inside, at the end of which Reilly buries it. A confident finish and he has 1-3 to his name now.


Cork now lead Offaly in the Under-20 hurling decider by 2-17 to 1-10. They scored 1-6 to no reply at the start of the half. Here’s a look at the goal ...


Roscommon 0-10 Sligo 0-7 (39′) Reilly kicks his third point from play after a strong start to the second half by the hosts. Enda Smith with a good point, and some really quality tackling by Roscommon. But Sligo are still only three off.


Cork 2-13 Offaly 1-9 (33′) The Rebels bag 1-2 at the start of the second half in Thurles to go six points up! The goal via Michael Mullins.


HT Cork 1-11 Offaly 1-9 A look back here at the Offaly goal in the first half of the Under-20 hurling final. Offaly started strongly but trail Cork by two points at half-time. The Rebels slotted four in six minutes up to the 29th minute.


HT Roscommon 0-8 Sligo 0-6 19 wides between Roscommon and Sligo. Roscommon will have the strong wind behind them in the second half, and they’ll need to up it. Enda Smith and Ben O’Carroll have been impressive but the longer Sligo are in it the more dangerous they become.



Mayo 0-14 Louth 1-10 (74′) GOAL for Louth! Conall McKeever with a tidy finish after a handpassing move. Mayo go long from the kickout, Louth win it and work it into Grimes who makes it a one point game!!


Mayo lead Louth 0-13 to 0-9 with five minutes added on.


Monaghan 0-21 Clare 1-15 (66′) With five minutes left Monaghan are leading by three. Conor McManus has come on to kick two of their last four points.


Mayo 0-12 Louth 0-9 (59′) Mayo captain Paddy Durcan is on now and he steps past two defenders and kicks a brilliant point, at the end of a counter attack where Louth again butchered a scoring opportunity. Sam Mulroy responds with a free.




Roscommon 0-1 Sligo 0-0 (10′) Diarmuid Murtagh who scored the first point of the game from a free, misses an early goal chance after brilliant play from Ben O’Carroll to set him up.

Mayo 0-9 Louth 0-7 (49′) Goal chance for Mayo, it’s handpassed across to Aidan O’Shea (who a few minutes ago kicked over a nice free), but who better than former midfielder James Califf to come out and fist the ball clear.



Monaghan 0-13 Clare 1-11 (45′) Monaghan score the first two points of the half to take the lead for the first time since the fifth minute. Clare reply via an Emmet McMahon free before Aaron Griffin buries a goal to put them one point ahead again.


Mayo 0-8 Louth 0-5 (39′) Matthew Ruane kicks a brilliant point, on the run, from a tight angle off his weaker left foot. Downey then responds with a lovely point, decelerating on the edge of the D, making his angle and curling it over.

Mayo 0-8 Louth 0-6 (41′) Goal chance for Leonard Grey who is picked out by a brilliant pass, but Reape is out on him brilliantly and forces his shot over the bar rather than under it.


HT Monaghan 0-10 Clare 0-10 Clare led by 0-5 to 0-2 and 0-7 to 0-3 in the first quarter but Rory Beggan’s free levelled matters in injury time for Monaghan.


FT Limerick 1-10 Wicklow 2-14 This win leaves Limerick’s place atop group 3 of the Tailteann Cup at risk, with Carlow and Longford in action at 3pm. Wicklow are now currently third and they’ll stay there unless Carlow beat Longford.


HT Mayo 0-7 Louth 0-4 Reape kicks a free from distance wide. Then Louth with a great chance of a point from the edge of the D, keep passing before the move ends with a brutal shot from a tight angle. Both teams are tackling hard but the attacking play and variety and finishing has been really lacking.



Mayo 0-6 Louth 0-4 (29′) Conor Grimes slices a shot from the edge of the D as Louth waste a second good scoring chance in a row. Between them Sam Callinan did well to break into the D but then dropped his shot into the goalkeeper’s hands. Mayo struggling against a defensive block, once again.


Mayo 0-6 Louth 0-4 (25′) Louth have cut the deficit to two again. Ciaran Downey left footed curls over a lovely mark from the right of the D.



Mayo 0-3 Louth 0-1 (15′) Nine minutes since Mayo’s last score and their last two moves have ended with poor kick passes. But then Louth turn it over themselves on halfway, Aidan O’Shea with brilliant hands pops it to David McBrien who shoots straight at James Califf. No score from play yet for Louth. It’ll be one thing frustrating Mayo but they need to score themselves.


Mayo 0-3 Louth 0-0 (5′) Louth concede the Mayo kickout and get numbers behind the ball in their own 45. Mayo work it from side to side and then down the right wing to Ryan O’Donoghue who fists over.


Mayo v Louth and Clare v Monaghan are both underway. Over 10k in Castlebar as Aidan O’Shea wins the throw-in. The ball is brought forward by the referee. Mayo goalkeeper Colm Reape steps up and nails it.


Some late changes to the Mayo team ...

Jason Doherty replaces Fionn McDonagh; Padraig O’Hora replaces Paddy Durcan and Donnacha McHugh replaces Diarmuid O’Connor; Aiden Orme is added to the Mayo 26 and will wear number 9 with O’Connor ruled out completely. Two of Mayo’s star players out of the starting XV there, if Louth get their restarts and defensive structure sorted this could be interesting. If they just go for it, Mayo will love it like they did against Kerry.


Clare now lead by 1-12 to 2-7 after a goal by Ogie Fanning five minutes into the second half of the minor hurling final.


HT Galway 2-5 Clare 0-12 - Clare lead at half-time in the minor final despite conceding two early goals, here’s a look at the second...


Louth will almost certainly need to get something at MacHale Park to avoid an exit-pending sign, their third and final game coming against All-Ireland champions Kerry next weekend


Saturday’s results (click on score for match report)

All-Ireland SFC round 2 - Tyrone 0-13 Armagh 0-11

Galway 0-20 Westmeath 0-12

Dublin 0-22 Kildare 0-13

Kerry 1-14 Cork 0-15

Tailteann Cup round 3 wrap: Cavan 2-25 Offaly 2-9; Laois 1-17 London 2-14; Meath 1-11 Down 1-9; Tipperary 0-17 Waterford 1-13

Hurling wrap: Christy Ring Cup final - Meath 1-23 Derry 1-21; Nickey Rackard Cup final - Wicklow 1-20 Donegal 3-12; Lory Meagher Cup final - Monaghan 3-22 Lancashire 3-20


Team news (as per squad lists)

Mayo (SFC v Louth): Colm Reape, Jack Coyne, David McBrien, Sam Callinan, Paddy Durcan, Conor Loftus, Stephen Coen, Matthew Ruane, Diarmuid O’Connor, Fionn McDonagh, Jack Carney, Jordan Flynn, Aidan O’Shea, James Carr, Ryan O’Donoghue. Subs: Rory Byrne, Tommy Conroy, Jason Doherty, Enda Hession, Frank Irwin, James McCormack, Donnacha McHugh, Conor McStay, Pádraig O’Hora, Paul Towey, Bob Tuohy.

Louth (SFC v Mayo): James Califf, Dermot Campbell, Peter Lynch, Donal McKenny, Leonard Grey, Niall Sharkey, Anthony Williams, Tommy Durnin, Conor Early, Conall McKeever, Ciaran Downey, Conor Grimes, Paul Mathews, Sam Mulroy, Craig Lennon. Subs: Peter McStravick, Ryan Burns, Jonathan Commins, Bevan Duffy, Liam Jackson, Ciaran Keenan, Conall McCaul, Daire McConnon, Oisin McGuinness, Dylan McKeown, Ciaran Murphy.

Roscommon (SFC v Sligo): Conor Carroll, Conor Hussey, Brian Stack, David Murray, Niall Daly, Eoin McCormack, Conor Daly, Dylan Ruane, Eddie Nolan, Ciaráin Murtagh, Enda Smith, Ciarán Lennon, Cian McKeon, Ben O’Carroll, Diarmuid Murtagh. Subs: Colm Lavin, Colin Walsh, Niall Kilroy, Richard Hughes, Keith Doyle, Conor Cox, Cian Connolly, Donie Smith, Shane Cunnane, Paul Carey, Ruaidhrí Fallon.

Sligo (SFC v Roscommon): Aidan Devaney, Evan Lyons, Eddie McGuinness, Nathan Mullen, Paul McNamara, Brian Cox, Luke Towey, Cian Lally, Paul Kilcoyne, Finnian Cawley, Sean Carrabine, Keelan Cawley, Pat Spillane, Patrick O Connor, Niall Murphy. Subs: Daniel Lyons, Alan Reilly, David Quinn, Eoghan Smith, Gerard O’Kelly Lynch, Jack Lavin, Joe Keaney, Kenny Gavigan, Luke Nicholson, Mark Walsh, Mikey Gordon.

Donegal (SFC v Derry): Shaun Patton, Mark Curran, Brendan McCole, Caolan McColgan, Caolan Ward, Eoghan Ban Gallagher, Odhran Doherty, Caolan McGonagle, Jason McGee, Daire Ó Baoill, Jamie Brennan, Ciaran Thompson, Hugh McFadden, Oisin Gallen, Conor O Donnell. Subs: Gavin Mulreaney, Jeaic Mc Kelvey, Brian O Donnell, John Ross Molloy, Luke McGlynn, Johnny McGroddy, Stephen McMenamin, Kieran Tobin, Rory O Donnell, Dylan Dorrian.

Derry (SFC v Donegal): Odhran Lynch, Christopher McKaigue, Eoghan McEvoy, Conor McCluskey, Conor Doherty, Gareth McKinless, Padraig McGrogan, Conor Glass, Brendan Rogers, Niall Toner, Paul Cassidy, Ethan Doherty, Ciaran McFaul, Shane McGuigan, Niall Loughlin. Subs: Ryan Scullion, Declan Cassidy, Benny Heron, Shea Downey, Lachlan Murray, Ben McCarron, Paul McNeil, Padraig Cassidy, Conleth McGuckian, Mark Doherty, Diarmuid Baker.

Monaghan (SFC v Clare): Rory Beggan, Ryan O’Toole, Kieran Duffy, Ryan Wylie, Karl O Connell, Conor Boyle, Conor McCarthy, Karl Gallagher, Killian Lavelle, Stephen O’Hanlon, Michael Bannigan, Ryan Mc Anespie, Jack Mc Carron, Gary Mohan, Shane Carey. Subs: Darren McDonnell, Kieran Hughes, Conor McManus, Kevin Sheridan, Darren Hughes, Thomas McPhillips, Kevin Loughran, Fabian Beggan, Darragh McElearney, Francie Hughes, Colm Lennon.

Clare (SFC v Monaghan): Stephen Ryan, Ronan Lanigan, Cillian Brennan, Cillian Rouine, Ciaran Russell, Jamie Malone, Cian O’Dea, Cathal O’Connor, Darren O’Neill, Daniel Walsh, Emmet McMahon, Pearse Lillis, Eoin Cleary, Keelan Sexton, Pádraic Collins. Subs: David Sexton, Darragh Bohannon, Thomas Kelly, Manus Doherty, Micheal Garry, Aaron Griffin, Shane Griffin, Mark McInerney, Brian McNamara, Alan Sweeney, Ikem Ugweru.

Limerick (Tailteann Cup v Wicklow): Aaron O Sullivan, Cormac Woulfe, Sean O’Dea, Brian Fanning, Barry ColemanIain Corbett, Tony Mc Carthy, Colm McSweeney, Cillian Fahy, Cian Sheehan, Brian Donovan, Adrian Enright, James Naughton, Hugh Bourke, Peter Nash. Subs: Eoghain Sherlock, Robbie Bourke, David Connolly, Mike Donovan, Cathal Downes, Tommy Griffin, Jim Liston, Davey Lyons, Darragh Murray, Ruadhan O’Connor, Killian Ryan

Wicklow (Tailteann Cup v Limerick): Mark Jackson, Eoin Murtagh, Paul Mc Loughlin, Malachy Stone, Fintan O Shea, Patrick O Keane, Mark Kenny, Dean Healy, Pádraig O’Toole, Conor Fee, John Paul Hurley, Jack Kirwan, John Paul Nolan, Joe Prendergast, Eoin Darcy. Subs: Peter Byrne, Jaques Mc Call, Matt Nolan, Arun Daly Danne, John Keogh, Tom Moran, Cian O Sulivan, Craig Maguire, Karl Furlong, Tom Maher, Liam O Neill.

Longford (Tailteann Cup v Carlow): Patrick Collum, Patrick Fox, Andrew Farrell, Bryan Masterson, Iarla O’Sullivan, Michael Quinn, Peter Lynn, Ryan Moffett, Darren Gallagher, Joe Hagan, Dessie Reynolds, Aaron Farrell, Keelin Mc Gann, Dylan Farrell, Oran Kenny. Subs: Mícheál Hughes, Peter Foy, Fergal Sheridan, Daire O Brien, Ciarán Scanlon, Daniel Reynolds, Barry O’Farrell, Ruairí Harkin, Matt Duffy, Tadhg McNevin, Darragh Doherty.

Carlow (Tailteann Cup v Longford): Johnny Furey, Shane Buggy, Mikey Bambrick, Seanie Bambrick, Shane Clarke, Mark Furey, Niall Hickey, Conor Doyle, Jordan Morrissey, Conor Crowley, Ciarán Moran, Ross Dunphy, Colm Hulton, Darragh Foley, Jamie Clarke. Subs: Ciaran Cunningham, Liam Roberts, Liam Brennan, Jonah Dunne, Aaron Amond, Eric Molloy, Josh Moore, Finbarr Kavanagh, Paddy Regan, Cathal Kelly, Bryan McMahon.

Fermanagh (Tailteann Cup v Antrim): Sean McNally, Luke Flanagan, Ché Cullen, Lee Cullen, Shane McGullion, Jonathan Cassidy, Cian McManus, Ryan Jones, Brandon Horan, Conor McShea, Ryan Lyons, Ronan McCaffrey, Ultán Kelm, Darragh McGurn, Sean Quigley. Subs: Jack Kelly, Garrett Cavanagh, Josh Largo Elis, Declan McCusker, Aidan Breen, Oisin Smyth, Garvan Jones, Tommy McCaffrey, Conor McGee, Conal Jones, Ciaran Corrigan.

Antrim (Tailteann Cup v Fermanagh): Michael Byrne, Patrick McCormick, Peter Healy, Eoghan McCabe, Dermot McAleese, Cormac McGettigan, Marc Jordan, Conor Stewart, Cathal Hynds, Colm McLarnon, Adam Loughran, Ruairí McCann, Patrick McBride, Ruairi McCann, Dominic McEnhill. Subs: Luke Mulholland, Declan Lynch, Ronan Boyle, Barry McCormick, Jack Dowling, Eunan Quinn, Conor Hands, Oisin Doherty, Conhuir Johnston, Odhran Eastwood, Ryan McQuillan

Wexford (Tailteann Cup v Leitrim): Darragh Brooks, Brian Molloy, Páraic Hughes, Michael Furlong, Eoin Porter, Glen Malone, Cathal Walsh, Liam Coleman, Niall Hughes, Conor Carty, Eoghan Nolan, Kevin O’Grady, Robbie Brooks, Mark Rossiter, Ben Brosnan. Subs: Anto Larkin, Johnathon Bealin, Brian Cushe, Dylan Furlong, Cian Hughes, Conor Kinsella, Darragh Lyons, Liam O’Connor, Dean O Toole, Alan Tobin, John Tubritt.

Leitrim (Tailteann Cup v Wexford): Nevin O Donnell, Conor Farrell, Mark Diffley, Ciallian McGloin, James Rooney, Shane Quinn, Aidan Flynn, Pearce Dolan, Donal Wrynn, Paul Keaney, Keith Beirne, Barry McNulty, Jack Heslin, Darragh Rooney, Mark Plunkett. Subs: Darren Maxwell, Conor Reynolds, Domhnaill Flynn, Diarmuid Kelleher, Stephen McLoughlin, Radek Oberwan, Michael McKiernan, Tom Prior, Oisin McLoughlin, Paul Moran, Jack Casey.


For full squad lists of all the weekend’s games, fixtures, TV details, all the Tailteann Cup permutations, and why it’s a historic weekend of football action, check out our GAA Weekend Guide ...


Hello and Welcome ... We’ve a busy Sunday of GAA action ahead of us with 10 games across four competitions in football and hurling, and we’ll keep you up to date with all of them. Round two of the All-Ireland football championship tops the bill with Mayo in action at 2pm and Derry and Donegal clashing in Ballybofey later this afternoon. It’s the final round of group games in the Tailteann Cup, while Thurles is hosting the minor and Under-20 hurling finals. With Offaly taking on Cork in the latter, a big crowd is expected there.

We’ll be providing updates of all of the scores throughout the afternoon, and switching our focus between the various games depending on how they are going. Keep in touch via the comments section or on Twitter (@DonoghueEamon) but for now, let’s get started!