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Clare v Kilkenny, All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Cats in command at Croke Park

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Eoin Cody of Kilkenny, 15, scores his side’s first goal during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match against Clare at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Kilkenny and Clare go head-to-head in the All-Ireland SHC semi-final.

Niall McIntyre brings you all the action live from Croke Park, with throw in at 3pm.

Today’s News in 90 Seconds – July 6th

Kilkenny

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216

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019

(19)

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Peter Duggan makes a great catch from a puck-out and lays off to Tony Kelly who strikes over off the right.

TJ Reid bangs over another free after he was fouled by Conor Cleary.

John Donnelly punches the air as he puts Kilkenny three up again. It came after brilliant work from Adrian Mullen to dispossess Adam Hogan as he made his way out of defence.

Peter Duggan is fouled and McCarthy tacks on another free, bringing the gap back to two.

Huge save.

Eoin Murphy saves brilliantly from Aidan McCarthy after the ball had broken kindly for the Clare man. He’ll be disappointed to have missed that one, but it takes a special one to beat the Glenmore man.

The game is springing into life.

A big impact from Ryan Taylor as he finds David Reidy with a clever pass and the corner forward strikes over his third of the day.

Clare give TJ Reid too much space and he slots another from play.

Mark Rodgers scores a brilliant point after a good ball from David Fitzgerald down the line.

Aidan McCarthy scores another free after O’Donnell was fouled. The Clare crowd aren’t happy with the referee Liam Gordon as they felt he should have given O’Donnell the advantage.

A magical from Donnelly from under the Hogan Stand side puts Kilkenny five up again.

It’s a good response to the goal from Clare. Mark Rodgers is fouled as he ran through on goal and McCarthy makes no mistake.

First of the day for Tony Kelly.

Huge score.

Billy Ryan capitalises on a loose touch from Eibhear Quilligan and buries the ball to the net for Kilkenny’s second goal. It’s 1-2 for Ryan now, and after all Clare’s good work, Kilkenny are six up.

The magician and his bag of magic tricks!

TJ scores a delightful line-ball to put the Cats three to the good once more.

Shane O’Donnell’s influence continues to grow on the second half. He lays off cleverly to David Fitzgerald who runs onto it like a train and taps over off the left.

Mikey Carey punches the air after scoring Kilkenny’s first point of the half. It came after good work by Paddy Deegan/

The loudest Banner roar of the day. 

David McIneerney plays a clever line-ball into Shane O’Donnell who shakes off Huw Lawlor before scoring off the right.

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