Cork hurlers easily beat Dublin in their hurling qualifiers. We have video highlights of the win below.
Classy Cork overcome Dublin!
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They get a second bite at the cherry this weekend after their defeats to Kilkenny and Waterford respectively. The Dubs were eliminated by Laois in the qualifiers last year in a shock defeat. The pressure is on now to show they can compete with the big guns. Meanwhile, Cork are looking to bounce back from a surprising defeat of their own against Waterford.
Firstly, Dublin saw off Laois in Croke Park to avenge last year’s elimination. Then, they came up against Kilkenny and saw a brave comeback fall just short of the line.
At half-time, Dublin were down by fifteen after scoring just 0-7 in the opening period. But, goals from Ronan Hayes and Chris Cummey helped them rally and they drew level with just minutes to go. Kilkenny managed to fight to victory though and Dublin have no more second chances.
Otherwise, Cork were the victims of an upset in Semple Stadium last weekend.
After a bright start, a twelve minute dry-spell in the first-half left the rebels three off the pace at half-time. The second-half began the same way and Cork found themselves down 1-19 to 0-14 after 40 minutes.
By the final quarter, Waterford’s lead was just five but Cork couldn’t get any closer. Waterford finished strongly and when Patrick Horgan scored a goal in injury time for the rebels it was too late.
Last weekend, tough conditions ensured heavy ground under foot. Hence, the quick turnaround is not ideal for either side. But, Dublin will be grateful for the Croke Park surface last weekend and will hope Cork are feeling the effects of the winter conditions.
Paddy Power suggest Cork are going through. They have the Munster men at 8/15. In contrast, Dublin are 15/8 and a draw is 9/1.
The game is live on Sky.
Prediction: Draw. Dublin showed fight against Kilkenny and will be eager not to lose out so early in the competition for a consecutive year. If it does go to extra time though, Cork will have a bit more in the tank.
Cork : Anthony Nash; Damien Cahalane, Colm Spillane, Sean O’Donoghue; Tim O’Mahony, Robert Downey, Mark Coleman; Bill Cooper, Luke Meade; Seamus Harnedy, Shane Kingston, Robbie O’Flynn; Jack O’Connor, Declan Dalton, Patrick Horgan. SUBS Patrick Collins, Sean O’Leary Hayes, Niall O’Leary, Christopher Joyce, Billy Hennessy, Daire Connery, Stephen McDonnell, Aidan Walsh, Conor Cahalane, Conor Lehane, Shane Barrett.
Dublin : Alan Nolan; Paddy Smyth, Eoghan O’Donnell, James Madden; Conor Burke, Daire Gray, Cian O’Callaghan; Sean Moran, Riain McBride; Cian Boland, Chris Crummey, Danny Sutcliffe; Donal Burke, Ronan Hayes, Eamonn Dillon.
LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
2016: Cork 1-26 Dublin 1-23 (All-Ireland qualifiers)
2013: Cork 1-24 Dublin 1-19 (All-Ireland semi-final)
2008: Cork 1-17 Dublin 0-15 (All-Ireland qualifier)
2007: Cork 3-20 Dublin 0-15 (All-Ireland qualifier)
1952: Cork 2-14 Dublin 0-7 (All-Ireland final)
(1) Dublin lost to Kilkenny (3-20 to 2-22) in the Leinster semi-final last weekend while Cork went down to Wa terford by 1-28 to 1-24 in the Munster semi-final.
(2) Donal Burke scored a total of 1-28 (0-21 frees, 0-2 ‘65s) in Dublin’s games against Laois and Kilkenny. Eamonn Dillon (1-5) and Chris Crummey (1-4) are Dublin’s next highest scorers.
(3) Patrick Horgan was Cork’s top scorer against Waterford last Saturday, hitting 1-8 (1-3 frees).
Hurling All-Ireland Qualifier: Dublin vs Cork, Saturday, November 7th, 15:45 (Semple Stadium, Thurles).
Cork v Dublin in Senior Hurling Championship confirmed pic.twitter.com/BuDfC2kpgy
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