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Dublin: 14 °C Friday 22 August, 2014

As it happened: Dublin v Clare, Allianz National Hurling League Division 1A

We were live in Parnell Park as Dublin hosted the All-Ireland champions Clare.

Clare's Shane O'Donnell and Dublin's Peter Kelly.
Clare's Shane O'Donnell and Dublin's Peter Kelly.
Image: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Dublin will look to bounce back from last week’s humbling defeat at the hands of Galway but their league campaign doesn’t get any easier with the visit of All-Ireland champions Clare this afternoon.

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13.51 – Welcome along to Parnell Park today as we get set for the meeting of Dublin and Clare.

13.52 – Cold but dry afternoon here with both teams currently out on the pitch as we get set for throw-in at 2pm.

13.53 – Here’s the starting teams for today:

CLARE: Donal Tuohy (Crusheen); Seadna Morey (Sixmilebridge), David McInerney (Tulla), Cian Dillon (Crusheen); Patrick O’Connor (Tubber), Conor Ryan (Cratloe), Brendan Bugler (Whitegate); Shane Golden (Sixmilebridge), Patrick Donnellan (O’Callaghan Mills); John Conlon (Clonlara), Tony Kelly (Ballyea), Colin Ryan (Newmarket-on-Fergus); Conor McGrath (Cratloe), Shane O’Donnell (Eire Og), Colm Galvin (Clonlara).

DUBLIN: Gary Maguire (Ballyboden St Enda’s); Niall Corcoran (Kilmacud Crokes), Peter Kelly (Lucan Sarsfields), Simon Timlin (Cuala); Shane Durkin (Ballyboden St Enda’s), Liam Rushe (St Pat’s, Palmerstown), Michael Carton (O’Toole’s); Johnny McCaffrey (Lucan Sarsfields), Colm Cronin (Cuala); Conal Keaney (Ballyboden St Enda’s), Ryan O’Dwyer (Kilmacud Crokes), Danny Sutcliffe (St Jude’s); David O’Callaghan (St Mark’s), Mark Schuttte (Cuala), Alan McCrabbe (Craobh Chiaráin)

13.55 – Clare unchanged from the victory over Kilkenny last week.

Four changes from last week’s heavy loss to Galway for Dublin. Niall Corcoran and Shane Durkin come into the defence replacing Cian O’Callaghan and Stephen Hiney.

At midfield Colm Cronin will partner Johnny McCaffrey with Ryan O’Dwyer resuming duties at centre half-forward in place of David Treacy.

Alan McCrabbe will play at full-forward replacing Paul Ryan, who had been an injury concern prior to the game in Salthill.

13.56 – Darach Honan is a late addition to the Clare subs.

14.00 – We’re underway in Parnell Park.

14.01 – Free in for Dublin as David O’Callaghan is fouled by Seadna Morey.

14.02Dublin 0-1 Clare 0-0: 1 mins – Alan McCrabbe fires over the free to put Dublin ahead.

14.03Dublin 0-1 Clare 0-1: 3 mins – Clare quickly draw level as John Conlon hooks over a point from play.

14.05 – Colin Ryan’s first placed ball of the day but his ’65 effort drifts wide.

14.06Dublin 0-2 Clare 0-1: 6 mins – Shane Golden fouls David O’Callaghan and McCrabbe despatches the resultant free.

14.07Dublin 0-3 Clare 0-1: 7 mins – Johnny McCaffrey stretches Dublin’s lead.

14.10Dublin 0-3 Clare 0-2: 10 mins – Great point by Conor McGrath after Colm Galvin stopped Dublin coming out of defence when he blocked down Danny Sutcliffe.

14.11Dublin 0-4 Clare 0-2: 11 mins – Again McCrabbe points a free for Dublin after O’Callaghan is once more fouled.

14.13Dublin 0-5 Clare 0-2: 12 mins – McCrabbe on the mark once more for Dublin, this time with a stunning sideline cut from the left wing.

14.14Dublin 0-6 Clare 0-2: 13 mins – Neat point by Conal Keaney but the score was created by the enterprising play of Dotsy O’Callaghan, who is causing serious problems for the Clare rearguard.

14.14 – Goal for Dublin from Conal Keaney!

14.15Dublin 1-6 Clare 0-2: 15 mins – Long ball by Johnny McCaffrey evades the defence and  is seized on by Conal Keaney. He fires low and hard to the net past Donal Tuohy.

14.16Dublin 1-6 Clare 0-3: 16 mins – Some respite for Clare as Colin Ryan knocks over a free.

14.17Dublin 1-6 Clare 0-4: 17 mins – Ryan on target again for Clare from a free from an identical position.

14.19Dublin 1-7 Clare 0-4: 18 mins – McCrabbe converts another free after Danny Sutcliffe is fouled by Patrick O’Connor.

14.21Dublin 1-7 Clare 0-5: 20 mins – John Conlon clips over his second point of the day for Clare.

14.22Dublin 1-8 Clare 0-5: 22 mins – Conor Ryan is blown up for over-carrying and Dublin punish him with a McCrabbe pointed free.

14.24Dublin 1-9 Clare 0-6: 23 mins – The ball breaks kindly in the air for onrushing Clare wing-back Patrick O’Connor and he calmly lofts over a fine point. But then Conal Keaney quickly responds with a score at the other end for Dublin.

14.26Dublin 1-9 Clare 0-7: 25 mins – Foul on Conor McGrath yields a free which Colin Ryan points for Clare.

14.27Dublin 1-9 Clare 0-8: 27 mins – Dublin giving away some needless frees and Colin Ryan continues to punish them. Shane O’Donnell was fouled before the latest point by Peter Kelly.

14.29Simon Timlin and Shane Durkin with Colm Galvin

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14.29Dublin 1-9 Clare 0-9: 29 mins – Clare coming back into it with Conlon cutting the gap to three after being brilliantly picked out by Shane Golden.

14.31Dublin 1-10 Clare 0-9: 31 mins – Conor Ryan pushes McCrabbe on the back and the Dublin player converts the free.


Substitute: Jack Dougan into the Dublin team for Simon Timlin after 32 minutes.

14.34Dublin 1-11 Clare 0-9: 34 mins – Another McCrabbe point extends Dublin’s advantage.

14.35 – Yellow card for Dublin’s Peter Kelly as he fouls Shane O’Donnell.

14.37Dublin 1-12 Clare 0-10: 37 mins – Points are swapped as Colin Ryan points a free for Clare and Colm Cronin points for Dublin with a goal on.

14.38Half-Time: Dublin 1-12 Clare 0-10: That’s how it stands at the break, we’ll be back shortly with the second-half action.

14.51 – The Dublin team is back out for the second-half.

14.53 – And so are Clare.


Substitute: Nicky O’Connell on for Clare at the break for Shane Golden.

14.55Dublin 1-13 Clare 0-10: 37 mins – Early second-half point from a free for Alan McCrabbe.

14.56Dublin 1-13 Clare 0-11: 38 mins – First point of the day for Tony Kelly for Clare.

14.59Dublin 1-13 Clare 0-12: 40 mins – Colin Ryan cuts the gap with a pointed free after Pat Donnellan is fouled.

14.59Dublin 1-14 Clare 0-12: 41 mins – David O’Callaghan lofts over a fine left-handed point for Dublin.


Substitute: Cathal O’Connell in for Clare as Conor Ryan makes way.

15.02 – Goal for Dublin from Colm Cronin!

15.04Dublin 2-14 Clare 0-12: 44 mins – Dublin go eight points clear and that could be a big score. Alan McCrabbe is the provider as he sends Colm Cronin clear. The Cuala man does brilliantly to avoid being hooked and bundles the ball to the net.

15.05Dublin 2-15 Clare 0-12: 45 mins – Dublin are really flying now as Shane Durkin points. Nearly got a third goal as well but Dotsy hammered his shot against the crossbar. Clare just after breaking free but Cathal O’Connell blasts a goal bound effort wide.

15.07Dublin 2-15 Clare 0-13: 49 mins – Colin Ryan hits over a free for Clare.

15.07Substitute: Bobby Duggan comes into the game for Clare as he replaces Colin Ryan.

15.09 – Duggan hits a free wide for Clare as the ball diverts off the upright.

15.11Dublin 2-16 Clare 0-14: 53 mins – Shane Durkin sends Dublin nine points clear after a fine cross field ball from Alan McCrabbe. Clare reply instantly through a Bobby Duggan free.

15.13Dublin 2-16 Clare 0-15: 55 mins – Duggan nails another free for Clare.

15.15Davy Fitzgerald

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15.18 – McCrabbe drives a free wide for Dublin. Ten minutes left.

15.19 – Chance for Dublin to seal it but McCrabbe lashes wide with a goal on.


Substitute: Eamonn Dillon is on the Dublin team for Alan McCrabbe with seven minutes left.

15.22Dublin 2-16 Clare 0-16: 63 mins – Fine point for Clare by Cathal O’Connell.

15.23Substitute: Clare bringing in David Reidy for Seadna Morey.

15.24Dublin 2-16 Clare 0-17: 65 mins – Tony Kelly converts a free for Clare.

15.24Substitute: David Treacy in for Dublin as he replaces David O’Callaghan.

15.25 – Bad wide for Dublin from Conal Keaney.

15.26Dublin 2-17 Clare 0-17: 67 mins – Important point for Dublin as Keaney slots it over.

15.27 – Great and brave goalkeeping by Donal Tuohy to come off his line and deny Eamonn Dillon from netting for Dublin.

15.28 – 20 yard free in for Clare. Tony Kelly to hit it.

15.28 – Dublin block the shot and clear to safety.

15.28Substitute: Dublin bringing in Niall McMorrow for Ryan O’Dwyer.

15.29 – We’re in injury time here.

15.29 – Superb save by Gary Maguire to tip away a batted effort by John Conlon.

15.31 – All over and Dublin win.

15.31Full-Time: Dublin 2-17 Clare 0-17: All over and Dublin win by six points. Thanks for joining us today.

Here’s the Clare and Dublin teams for tomorrow’s hurling league tie in Parnell Park

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