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Dublin: 14 °C Thursday 21 August, 2014

As it happened: Dublin v Kildare, Division 1 football league

The teams met in Croke Park tonight with league points at stake.

Kildare's Tommy Moolick and Dublin's Cian O'Sullivan.
Kildare's Tommy Moolick and Dublin's Cian O'Sullivan.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

BIG GAME IN Croke Park tonight as Dublin and Kildare both aimed to bounce back from league defeats in Division 1 last weekend.

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RESULT: Dublin 1-22 Kildare 1-12

18.44 – Evening and welcome along to Croke Park for tonight’s Division 1 league showdown between Dublin and Kildare.

18.50 – Here’s the Kildare team named to start, one late change as Keith Cribbin comes in for Fergal Conway in defence.

KILDARE: Shane Connolly (St. Laurences); Mick O’Grady (Celbridge), Mick Foley (Athy), Hugh McGrillen (Celbridge); Kevin Murnaghan (Moorefield), Keith Cribbin (Johnstownbridge), Paul Cribbin (Johnstownbridge); Tommy Moolick (Leixlip), Gary White (Sarsfields); Cathal McNally (Johnstownbridge), Eoghan O’Flaherty (Carbury), Sean Hurley (Johnstownbridge); Paddy Brophy (Celbridge), Tomás O’Connor (Clane), Darroch Mulhall (Athy).

18.50 – Sligo’s Marty Duffy is the referee for this game.

18.58 – Here’s the Dublin team that is named to start:

DUBLIN: Stephen Cluxton (Parnells);  Sean George (Ballymun Kickhams), Philly McMahon (Ballymun Kickhams), Michael Fitzsimons (Cuala); Jack McCaffrey (Clontarf), James McCarthy (Ballymun Kickhams), Jonny Cooper (Na Fianna); Cian O’Sullivan (Kilmacud Crokes), Michael Dara Macauley (Ballyboden St Enda’s); Paul Flynn (Fingallians), Ciaran Kilkenny (Castleknock). Bryan Cullen (Skerries Harps); Kevin McManamon (St Judes), Ciaran Reddin (St Maurs), Cormac Costello (Whitehall Colmcille).

19.01 – Late changes on the Dublin team with Eoghan O’Gara in for Cormac Costello while Paddy Andrews replaces Paul Flynn.

19.02 – Interesting match-up sees Dublin’s Sean George tasked with marking Tomas O’Connor.

19.04 – Goal chance for Kildare but Cathal McNally’s blistering close-range shot is tipped away by Stephen Cluxton while Darroch Mulhall misses the resultant ’45.

19.05Substitute: Early setback for Dublin as Ciaran Kilkenny limps off with a knee injury. Davy Byrne on in his place.

19.07Kildare 0-1 Dublin 0-1: 5 mins – First blood to Kildare as Paddy Brophy pops over a point but it is quickly cancelled out by a Kevin McManamon free for Dublin.

19.09Dublin 0-2 Kildare 0-1: 8 mins – Great strength by Eoghan O’Gara to shake off his marker and clip over a point with his left foot.

19.09Dublin 0-3 Kildare 0-1: 9 mins – Johnny Cooper extends Dublin’s lead with a neat point.

19.10Dublin 0-4 Kildare 0-1: 9 mins – Cian O’Sullivan gets in on the scoring act for Dublin.

19.11Ciaran Kilkenny and Mick O'Grady

Ciaran Kilkenny challenges Kildare's Mick O'Grady.

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19.12 – Darroch Mulhall sees his second placed ball of the day for Kildare drift wide.

19.15Dublin 0-4 Kildare 0-2: 14 mins – Long ball tactic pays off for Kildare as Brophy pumps it in long to Tomas O’Connor who lays off to Mulhall and the Athy player shows good footwork to score.

19.18Dublin 0-5 Kildare 0-3: 16 mins – Eoghan O’Flaherty points for Kildare to briefly leave Kildare trailing by the minimum but Dublin respond with McManamon weaving through for an excellent score.

19.20Dublin 0-6 Kildare 0-3: 19 mins – Cooper surges forward from defence to pick off his second point of the night for Dublin.

19.21Dublin 0-7 Kildare 0-3: 20 mins – Eoghan O’Gara stretches Dublin’s lead moments after Kildare nearly netted. But a slick team move culminated in Cathal McNally being denied by the upright when he palmed the ball towards goal.


Goal for Dublin from Paddy Andrews!

19.23Dublin 1-7 Kildare 0-3: 21 mins – Emphatic finish to the net by Andrews in front of Hill 16 as he escaped the clutches of Kildare defender Hugh McGrillen. Big turning point as Kildare had been denied a goal moments previously.

19.24Dublin 1-7 Kildare 0-4: 23 mins – O’Flaherty taps over a point from a free for Kildare and they are now six points adrift.

19.25 – The main concern for Dublin in the first-half was the sight of this man departing the action.

Ciaran Kilkenny sustains an injury

Ciaran Kilkenny.

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19.25Dublin 1-8 Kildare 0-4: 24 mins – Stephen Cluxton knocks over a ’45 for Dublin.

19.26 – Yellow card for Kildare’s Kevin Murnaghan.

19.27Dublin 1-9 Kildare 0-4: 26 mins – Kevin McManamon pops over his third point of the night for Dublin with a free.

19.31Dublin 1-10 Kildare 0-5: 29 mins – Wonderful play by Mulhall as he evades a series of tacklers and fires over a point for Kildare. But Dublin swiftly respond with Bryan Cullen pointing.

19.32Substitute: Kildare bring in Fergal Conway to their defence to try to shore things up. Hugh McGrillen makes way.

19.34Substitute: Another Kildare change, this time at midfield as Padraig O’Neill replaces Gary White, who looks to be suffering an injury.


Goal for Kildare from Darroch Mulhall!

19.36Dublin 1-10 Kildare 1-5: 34 mins – A lifeline for Kildare before the break and a boost they badly needed. A delivery to O’Connor proves profitable again and he feeds Mulhall – Kildare’s best forward so far tonight – in space. Mulhall speeds clear and finishes in style past Stephen Cluxton. Great goal.

19.37Dublin 1-10 Kildare 1-6: 36 mins – Patient play as Kildare work the ball across the pitch and Paul Cribbin points.

19.37Half-Time: Dublin 1-10 Kildare 1-6

19.38 – That’s how it stands at the interval, we’ll be back shortly for the second-half action.

19.50 – 20,525 is the attendance in Croke Park tonight.

19.54 – Two Dublin changes at the break, Alan Brogan for Ciaran Reddin attack while Darragh Nelson replaces Michael Fitzsimons in defence.

19.55Paul Cribbin with Jack McCaffrey

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19.57Dublin 1-10 Kildare 1-7: 38 mins – Mulhall slams over a point from a free for Kildare. The gap is down to three now.

19.58Dublin 1-11 Kildare 1-7: 39 mins – McManamon barrels through the Kildare rearguard and takes his point.

19.59Dublin 1-11 Kildare 1-8: 40 mins – Soft looking free awarded to Kildare but Mulhall capitalizes anyway to point.

20.01Dublin 1-12 Kildare 1-8: 42 mins – Goal on for Dublin as they intercept Kildare in defence but after McManamon executes the turnover and sets Andrews free, the St Brigid’s man elects to fist over a point.

20.03 – Black card for Kildare’s Mick Foley for a high tackle on Dublin’s Davy Byrne.

20.03Dublin 1-13 Kildare 1-8: 44 mins – Cluxton points the resultant free for Dublin.

20.04Substitute: Shane Carthy replaces Bryan Cullen in the Dublin attack while David Hyland comes into the Kildare team for Foley.

20.05 – Great goal chance for Dublin but Eoghan O’Gara unleashes a shot that brings off a brilliant save by Kildare’s Shane Connolly.

20.05Eoghan O'Gara and Mick Foley

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20.06 – Yellow card for Dublin’s Philly McMahon.

20.06Dublin 1-13 Kildare 1-9: 47 mins – Mulhall taps over a free for Kildare.

20.10 – Great goal chance for Kildare but Cathal McNally smashes a shot against the bar after being set up by Paul Cribbin.

20.11Substitutes: Padraig Fogarty on for Kildare for Keith Cribbin while Darren Daly replaces Jonny Cooper in the Dublin rearguard.

20.12 – Another goal chance for Kildare but Tomas O’Connor’s effort is smothered by Cluxton.

20.13Dublin 1-14 Kildare 1-9: 53 mins – Cian O’Sullivan flights over a fine point for Dublin.

20.14Dublin 1-15 Kildare 1-9: 54 mins – Paddy Andrews pops over a point off his left for Dublin.

20.15Dublin 1-16 Kildare 1-9: 56 mins – Dublin are pulling clear now with Kevin McManamon tapping over a free.

20.16Dublin 1-17 Kildare 1-9: 57 mins – McManamon on target once more, this time from play.

20.16Substitute: Mikey Conway is on for Kildare for Cathal McNally.

20.19Substitute: Tomas Brady makes a welcome return to the Dublin ranks after his cruciate injury, coming into the game for Cian O’Sullivan.

20.20Dublin 1-17 Kildare 1-10: 60 mins – Mikey Conway hooks over a point off his left for Kildare.

20.21Michael Darragh MacAuley and Cathal McNally

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20.22Dublin 1-18 Kildare 1-10: 62 mins – Kevin McManamon taps over another point for Dublin.

20.24Dublin 1-18 Kildare 1-12: 64 mins – Kildare eat into Dublin’s lead with points from Darroch Mulhall and Padraig Fogarty.

20.25Dublin 1-20 Kildare 1-12: 66 mins – Dublin respond with points from substitutes Tomas Brady and Darragh Nelson.

20.28Dublin 1-21 Kildare 1-12: 68 mins – Davy Byrne gets in on the scoring act for Dublin.

20.28 – Black card for Kildare’s David Hyland with Sean Campbell coming in to replace him.

20.30Dublin 1-22 Kildare 1-12: 70 mins – Kevin McManamon is fouled again and once more he points a free for Dublin.

20.31Full-Time: Dublin 1-22 Kildare 1-12

20.32 – That’s all from us, thanks for joining this evening.

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