It was Cork against Donegal in the first of this year’s All-Ireland SFC semi-finals today with throw-in at 3.30pm.
We were keeping an eye on all the action from Croke Park.
RESULT: Donegal 0-16 Cork 1-11
15.11 – The two teams have just come out onto the field and are in the middle of their warm-ups. There was a noticeable difference in the crowd reactions with Donegal clearly outnumbering Cork in the supporter stakes and that has been noticeable from early morning around Dublin.
15.16 – And here is the list of Donegal substitutes.
DONEGAL: 16. Michael Boyle (Termon), 17. Martin McElhinney (St Michael’s), 18. Marty Boyle (Naomh Conaill), 19. David Walsh (St Brigid’s), 20. Christy Toye (St Michael’s), 21. Stephen Griffin (St Naul’s), 22. Daniel McLaughlin (St Michael’s), 23. Martin O’Reilly (MacCumhaill’s), 24. Dermot Molloy (Naomh Conaill), 25. Declan Walsh (Malin), 26. Adrian Hanlon (Dungloe).
15.24 – The Cork team has just been announced over the public address. The changes are Daniel Goulding and Ciaran Sheehan in for Ray Carey and Nicholas Murphy.
16.09 – HALF-TIME: Donegal 0-8 Cork 0-7: That’s how the half finishes with Donegal just in front but Michael Murphy spurned a chance to send them two points clear just on the stroke of half-time. A fascinating battle so far and it’s as tightly contested as we imagined. We’ll be back shortly with the second-half action but before that here are the first-half scorers.
DONEGAL: Michael Murphy (0-2f), Colm McFadden (0-1f) 0-2 each, Karl Lacey, Rory Kavanagh, Mark McHugh, David Walsh 0-1 each.
CORK: Ciaran Sheehan, Colm O’Neill 0-2 each, Patrick Kelly, Paul Kerrigan, Daniel Goulding (0-1f) 0-1 each.