Player ratings

Player ratings
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MARK WHITE: Made one big stop but was punished for a short kick-out. Composed in general. Developing into a serious goalkeeper, he'll learn from the miscued restart that was returned for a goal. 7

KEVIN FLAHIVE: Excellent first half in neutering Paul Mannion's threat. Kept battling to the end. Impressive. 7

TOM CLANCY: Had to be alert to cut off a number of early goal opportunities but the Dubs still raided for green flags. Physicality was an asset when the game was still live. 6

JAMES LOUGHREY: The Antrim native has looked a different animal this summer and impressed again here. Tackled ferociously. 7

Picture: INPHO/Laszlo Geczo
Picture: INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

LIAM O'DONOVAN: Tore up and down the right flank. Found it harder defensively than against Laois but this was still a brilliant attacking performance. 8

TOMÁS CLANCY: Held the middle for the most part and used in experience until the late fadeout. 6

MATTIE TAYLOR: Like O'Donovan, this was a step up from the qualifier clash in Thurles but he added to his growing reputation all the same. Had a few goal chances and scored a point. 7

IAN MAGUIRE: Initially marking Brian Fenton, arguably the midfielder of this generation. That meant Maguire didn't get much possession. Pushed up more after and earned a penalty. 7

KEVIN O'DRISCOLL: Cork opted for his hard-running and tireless off-the-ball effort in the middle third. Lobbed a score too. 8

SEAN WHITE: As in the previous two games, White was centre-forward but utilised as a link-man across his own half-back line. Growing into that role. Kicked a neat point. 7

RUAIRÍ DEANE: A marked man after his recent exploits, Dublin ensure he was peripheral in the opening period. Never stopped tracking though. 6

PAUL KERRIGAN: Rolled back the years when shooting three from play, with another three narrowly wide. Carried possession with real intent. 7

LUKE CONNOLLY: Wearing 15 but roaming his work-rate was excellent and decision-making improved from the Laois game. Clipped over two from play and stitched a penalty into the Hill. 8

Picture: INPHO/Laszlo Geczo
Picture: INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

BRIAN HURLEY: Struggled for possession early on but still came close to a first-half goal and curled a gem of a point and another after the break. 7

MARK COLLINS: Three first-half assists and set up Hurley's goal chance. Ended up having to come deep to try and influence the game. 7

SUBS: Kevin O'Donovan 6, Michael Hurley 7, Ronan O'Toole 6, Steven Sherlock 6, Cian Kiely 6, John Rourke 6. 

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