Date Time Competition Season
25 June 2022 6:00 pm All Ireland Senior Football Championship 2022

Match Report

SFC: Dublin advance after second half surge against Cork

Dublin progress to meet either Kerry or Mayo in the All-Ireland semi-final after seeing off Cork in a comfortable 0-21 to 0-10 victory at Croke Park today.

Cormac Costello opened the scoring for Dublin in the opening minute while Cork got their first point through Cathal O’Mahony.

Dublin outscored Cork by seven points to three in the middle of the first half with Ciaran Kilkenny and Brian Hurley particularly impressive for their respective sides.

It was double scores going into the last few minutes of the first period with Dublin causing problems on the Rebels kick out to leave it 0-8 to 0-4.

Cork however managed to put pressure on the Dublin defence for the first time in the championship. Stephen Sherlock got three points with Cork getting within in two.

Another Ciaran Kilkenny point left it at 0-10 to 0-7 at the interval but Cork were nearly in for a goal at the death through the marauding Hurley who was just about denied at the near post.

Three Dean Rock frees extended Dublin’s lead to six in the opening minutes of the second half as Cork were made to rue a couple of missed opportunities especially from placed balls.

Dublin continued to dominate as Fenton added two followed by another Rock free to make it 0-16 to 0-7 with 15 minutes to go.

John O'Rourke got Cork’s first point in 24 and a half minutes before Lee Gannon and O’Mahony traded points.

O’Mahony would added another free before Niall Scully brought Dublin’s lead back to eight points with five minutes left.

A pair of Rock frees made it 0-21 to 0-10 heading into injury time while Dublin hurling captain Eoghan O’Donnell came on for his Senior Football debut as the game petered out.

Overall, Dublin were comfortable through out despite Cork playing well in patches who will be disappointed with the amount of wides they hit.


1Míchéal Martin Goalkeeper
2Sean Powter Defender
3Maurice Shanley Defender
4Kevin O’Donovan Defender
5John Cooper Defender
6Rory Maguire Defender
7Matthew Taylor Defender
8Ian Maguire Midfielder
9Colm O’Callaghan 26 Midfielder
17Paul Ring 10 44'
11Eoghan McSweeney 18 Forward 32'
12John O’Rourke Forward 57'
13Stephen Sherlock 22 Forward 21', 29', 30'
14Brian Hurley Forward 14', 18'
15Cathal O’Mahony Forward 5', 59', 62'
16Christopher Kelly Goalkeeper
10Daniel Dineen 17 Forward
18Sean Meehan 11 Defender
19Tommy Walsh
20Cian Kiely Midfielder
21Paul Walsh
22Brian Hayes 13
23Jack Cahalane
24Damien Gore
25Luke Fahy
26Blake Murphy 9 Forward


1Evan Comerford Goalkeeper
2Eoin Murchan 25 Defender
3Michael Fitzsimons Defender
4Lee Gannon Defender 6', 58'
5John Small 18 Defender
6Jonny Cooper 22 Defender 35'
7Seán Bugler 24 Defender 20'
8Brian Fenton Midfielder 48', 53'
9Tom Lahiff Midfielder 29'
10Niall Scully Forward 63'
11Brian Howard Forward
12Ciarán Kilkenny Forward 14', 32', 66'
13Cormac Costello Forward 3'
14Dean Rock Forward 8', 26', 26', 38', 40', 45', 49', 69', 69'
15Paddy Small Forward 22'
16David O’Hanlon Goalkeeper
17Aaron Byrne Forward
18David Byrne 5 Defender
19David Lacey
20Ross McGarry Forward
21Andrew McGowan
22Cian Murphy 6
23Emmet Ó Conghaile Midfielder
24Lorcan O’Dell 7
25Eoghan O’Donnell 2
26Brian O’Leary
  • FT and Dublin win by 11 in the end.

  • 70'

    Four additional minutes as Niall Scully gets booked.

  • 69'

    Rock gets another free as it's double scores again.

  • 66'

    Hurling captain Eoghan O'Donnell on for Murchan.

  • 66'

    John O'Rourke gets a yellow for Cork as Kilkenny points.

  • 63'

    Niall Scully extends Dublin's lead to 8.

  • 62'

    Another for O'Mahony

  • 59'

    Cathal O'Mahony gets his second from a free.

  • 58'

    Lee Gannon with a point.

  • 56'

    John O'Rourke gets Cork's first point in 25 minutes.

  • 53'

    Odell on for Bugler for Dublin as Fenton points again.

  • 49'

    Dan Dineen and Sean Meehan in for Cork as Rock points another free.

  • 48'

    Fenton makes it double scores.

  • 45'

    Another Rock free extends the lead to 6.

  • 44'

    Yellow for Paul Ring.

  • 40'

    Another Rock free puts 5 in it.

  • 39'

    Three missed frees from Sherlock now. Can't afford to miss anything if they want to stay in the game.

  • 38'

    Another Dean Rock point stretches Dublin's lead to four.

  • 36'

    Back underway. No changes at the beginning of the second half.

  • Half-time. Three in it at the break, Dublin lead but Cork will be the happier team at half-time.

  • 35'

    Yellow for Johnny Cooper as two added minutes are announced

  • 32'

    Lovely curling point from Eoghan MacSweeney puts two in it. Kilkenny responds.

  • 30'

    Another Sherlock free, Dublin backs under a bit of pressure so far today.

  • 29'

    Lahiff responds.

  • 29'

    Sherlock free makes it three between them.

  • 26'

    Another free from Rock makes it double scores.

  • 25'

    A Rock free puts three in it.

  • 22'

    Small and Sherlock trade points.

  • 20'

    Bugler points.

  • 18'

    Lovely catch by Hurley and slots it over to leave one in it.

  • 17'

    Sean Bugler with a yellow for Dublin for a high tackle on Kevin O'Donovan.

  • 14'

    Ciaran Kilkenny strokes over a left footer to put three between them. Hurley responds for Cork.

  • 13'

    Couple of wides in the past couple of minutes from both sides. Sherlock was unlucky as he hit the post.

  • 8'

    Dean Rock free makes it 3 points to 1

  • 6'

    Gannon points for Dublin.

  • 5'

    Cathal O'Mahoney responds.

  • 3'

    Costello with the first score of the game.

  • 1'


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