Cork come to Croke Park as Dublin’s opponents for their opening All Ireland Senior Football Championship clash
Dublin v Cork
Saturday, July 13th. 7:00pm
Croke Park, Dublin
It’s Super 8’s time in the All Ireland Senior Football Championship. And all eyes will be on Croke Park tonight as Jim Gavin’s Dublin Senior Football panel start the drive for five. 2019 could be the biggest year in history for Dublin football, and tonight’s game against Cork is the first step on that journey.
Cork have reached the last eight for the first time in five years but will sit the toughest examination of the lot when facing Dublin.
Having claimed the last four All Ireland Championships, Dublin very much remain the team to beat.
Jim Gavin’s charges overcame Louth, Kildare, and Meath in Leinster, but Cork are boosted by an emphatic triumph over Laois. That followed a gutsy display when losing the Munster decider to Kerry, but Ronan McCarthy’s outfit will want to deliver on the Croke Park stage.
Brian Hurley has reeled off five goals in three fixtures, while Mark Collins is in good scoring form also. But it’s how Cork cope with Dublin’s dynamic runners from deep that will be critical and they will need to restrict Brian Fenton’s influence in the middle of the park.
Cormac Costello, Paul Mannion, and Con O’Callaghan have all supplied flashes of their considerable ability, while the prolific Dean Rock enjoyed a productive cameo against Meath.
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