There are three All-Ireland SFC Round 2 qualifiers getting underway at 3pm today and we’ll keep you up-to-date with how they unfold. You can email email@example.com, tweet us or leave a comment in the section below.
Cavan 1-9 Kildare 3-20
Laois 2-12 Monaghan 0-12
Westmeath 1-12 Kerry 2-10
15.01 – Welcome along! The Connacht final is into the second half over at Dr Hyde Park (which you can follow here) but we’ve got other matters to attend to.
You can read previews for all three of today’s qualifiers here, and here are the team line-ups:
CAVAN: J Reilly; K Clarke, P O’Reilly, D Tighe; M McKeever, D Reilly, F Flanagan; D Givney, T Corr; N Smith, G McKiernan, R Flanagan; N McDermott, E Keating, J Brady.
KILDARE: S Connolly; A MacLochlainn, M Foley, P Kelly; E Bolton, M O’Flaherty, H McGrillen; D Flynn, R Kelly; E O’Flaherty, M Conway, A Smith; J Doyle, T O’Connor, J Kavanagh.
WESTMEATH: D Quinn; M McCallon, J Gaffey, K Maguire; D Harte, M Ennis, D McDermott; J Heslin, P Bannon; K Martin, G Egan, C McCormack; Denis Glennon, David Glennon, P Sharry.
KERRY: B Kealy; M O Se, A O’Mahony, K Young; T O Se, E Brosnan, B Maguire; A Maher, B Sheehan; P Galvin, Declan O’Sullivan, D Walsh; J O’Donoghue, C Cooper, K Donaghy.
LAOIS: E Culliton; C Healy, K Meaney, J Kavanagh, D Strong, J O’Loughlin, C Boyle; B Quigley, C Begley; D O’Connor, B Sheehan, G Walsh; R Munnelly, P Clancy, C Kelly.
MONAGHAN: M Keogh; D Wylie, V Corey, C Walshe; K O’Connell, D Mone, K Duffy; O Lennon, D Clerkin; P Dooney, D Hughes, J Turley; P Finlay, C McManus, T Freeman.
15.03 – Rumours were rife this afternoon that Kildare were planning to start Seanie Johnston against his former team at Breffni Park. As had originally been reported, however, he has been left on the bench today – wearing No.21.
Credit: Adrian Eames
15.12 – Cavan 0-2 Kildare 0-1 – The home team lead after eight minutes.
15.14 – Westmeath 0-4 Kerry 0-1 Westmeath ahead early on.
15.19 – Cavan 0-3 Kildare 0-6 Three point advantage now after O’Flatherty fists over. Five wides so far for Cavan.
15.20 – GOAL! Westmeath 0-4 Kerry 1-1 Kerry draw level from the penalty spot.
15.21 – GOAL! Cavan 0-3 Kildare 1-6 Mikey Conway finishes off a fabulous move. Cavan second best after bright start.
15.23 – Laois 0-2 Monaghan 0-5 Laois three points behind after 20 minutes.
15.26 – GOAL! Cavan 0-4 Kildare 2-7 Emmet Bolton with his third championship goal.
15.28 – Westmeath 1-2 Kerry 0-6 Bryan Sheehan with the latest point.
15.30 – GOAL! Laois 1-5 Monaghan 0-5 Kelly with the finish.
15.32 – Cavan 0-4 Kildare 2-9 Alan Smith fists over for this third point of the day.
15.35 – GOAL! Laois 2-7 Monaghan 0-7 Quigley scores as Laois find the back of the net for a second time.
15.41 – Half time scores:
Cavan 0-4 Kildare 2-11
Laois 2-7 Monaghan 0-8
Westmeath 0-8 Kerry 1-3
15.46 – The Lilywhites lead by 13 points at the break without Seanie on the field. Doesn’t look to be any way back for Cavan at the moment. Great first half of football from Laois in Portlaoise, meanwhile.
Ross Munnelly of Laois in action against Owen Lennon of Monaghan. Credit: INPHO/Ken Sutton
15.50 – In the Connacht SFC final, Mayo have beaten Sligo 0-12 to 0-10. Our man Ewan Mac Kenna was liveblogging the game here.
15.55 – Second half begins at Breffni Park. Carlow have made a couple of changes.
Cavan 0-4 Kildare 2-12 Mikey Conway with the first score of the half, that’s 1-4 for him now.
15.57 – GOAL! Cavan 1-4 Kildare 2-12 Cavan find the net – Eugene Keating wins a high ball and slots it under Shane Connelly in the Kildare goal.
16.03 – GOAL! Westmeath 1-9 Kerry 1-3 Scored from the penalty spot.
16.05 – GOAL! Westmeath 1-9 Kerry 2-3 Darran O’Sullivan, on as a substitute, scores for the Kingdom.
16.07 – Cavan 1-7 Kildare 2-15 Brady’s third score closes the gap slightly.
16.09 – Laois 2-8 Monaghan 0-10 Point from Walsh means Laois lead by four.
16.11 – Westmeath 1-9 Kerry 2-5 Only one score in it.
16.14 – Cavan 1-8 Kildare 2-17 Johnny Doyle converts after a pass from Dermot Earley.
16.15 – Westmeath 1-10 Kerry 2-7 James O’Donoghue punches over the bar and it’s all-square.
16.18 – SEANIE WATCH: He’s out warming up on the sideline. 12 minutes to go. Will he get the nod?
16.20 – Westmeath 1-10 Kerry 2-8 Kerry lead by one.
16.21 – SEANIE WATCH: It’s official. Seanie Johnston is a Kildare player as he has just been introduced.
Credit: John Farrelly
16.25 – GOAL! Cavan 1-8 Kildare 3-19 Smith with another.
16.27 – Laois 2-11 Monaghan 0-12 Laois five points ahead.
16.28 – Westmeath 1-11 Kerry 2-8 Westmeath equalise with four minutes remaining.
16.30 – SEANIE WATCH: He shoots wide but is fouled before goalkeeper James Reilly is yellow carded. When he picks up possession again, he clips over the bar to make it Cavan 1-9 Kildare 3-20.
16.32 – Full time: Cavan 1-9 Kildare 3-20 That’s an emphatic win by Kieran McGeeney’s men.
16.33 – Westmeath 1-11 Kerry 2-10 Paul Galvin puts Kerry two ahead with seconds remaining.
16.34 – Laois 2-12 Monaghan 0-12 Into injury time here.
16.36 – Full time: Westmeath 1-12 Kerry 2-10 Kerry get it together after a shocking first half display.
16.40 – Full time: Laois 2-12 Monaghan 0-12 Laois through to Round 3.
16.43 – That’s my lot. As ever, cheers for joining me!