Tuesday 1 September 2015

Rebels shock Dubs in Croke Park

Cork 1-17 Dublin 0-18

Published 01/03/2014 | 21:42

1 March 2014; Daniel Goulding, Cork, in action against Michael Fitzsimons, Dublin. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dire Brennan / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; Daniel Goulding, Cork, in action against Michael Fitzsimons, Dublin. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dire Brennan / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; Cork manager Brian Cuthbert. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dire Brennan / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; Michael Darragh MacAuley, Dublin, in action against Aidan Walsh, Cork. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; Dublin supporters James Carthy, left, aged nine, and Owen Thompson, aged eight, both from Clontarf, watch the game from the Hogan Stand. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; Paul Kerrigan, Cork, in action against Dara Nelson, Dublin. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; Andrew O'Sullivan, Cork, in action against Cian O'Sullivan, Dublin. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; Cork players, from left, Kevin Crowley, Tom Clancy, John O'Rourke and Alan Cronin celebrate as referee Pdraig Hughes blows the final whistle. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dire Brennan / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; Mark Collins, Cork, in action against Eric Lowndes, Dublin. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dire Brennan / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; A section of the 19,626 supporters who attended the game. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; Cork's Colm O'Neill comes on as a 52nd minute substitute, returning from a long absence due to injury. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; Daniel Goulding, Cork, in action against John Cooper, Dublin. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dire Brennan / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; John Hayes, Cork, celebrates after scoring his side's first goal. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dire Brennan / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; Brian Hurley, Cork, reacts after his shot on goal was saved by Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dire Brennan / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; John Hayes, Cork, in action against Philip McMahon, Dublin. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dáire Brennan / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; Philip McMahon, Dublin, in action against Brian Hurley, Cork. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; Ciarán Kilkenny, Dublin, in action against James Loughrey, Cork. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dáire Brennan / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; Cork substitute Colm O'Neill watches his shot go over for the first of his two points. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; Cork substitute Colm O'Neill shakes hands with Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton after the game. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; Cork manager Brian Cuthbert speaks to his players after the game. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dire Brennan / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; Cork substitute Colm O'Neill shakes hands with Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton after the game. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; Paul Kerrigan, Cork, in action against James McCarthy, Dublin. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; Philip McMahon, Dublin, in action against Brian Hurley, Cork. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; Eoghan O'Gara, Dublin, in action against Eoin Cadogan, Cork. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dire Brennan / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; Cork manager Brian Cuthbert. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dáire Brennan / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; Bryan Cullen, Dublin, in action against Daniel Goulding, Cork. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dáire Brennan / SPORTSFILE
1 March 2014; Eoin Cadogan, Cork, in action against Eoghan O'Gara, Dublin. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 3, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dire Brennan / SPORTSFILE

SOMETHING had to give when the top two in Division One of the Allianz Football League met in Croker tonight and, surprisingly, it was All-Ireland champions Dublin who lost out by two points.

A costly eight second-half wides cost the Dubs dearly when they suffered their first defeat in Fortress Croker since losing to Tyrone  there in last year's league.

Dublin raced into an early four point lead in a free-scoring first-half but Daniel Goulding's impeccable freetaking got the Rebels back into it and they led by two points at half-time (1-11 to 0-12) thanks to a John Hayes goal.

Dublin nearly got in for a green flag immediately afterwards but Ken O'Halloran got up to stop Bryan Cullen's punched effort but they had the consolation that 10 of their first-half points came from play and they looked very slick at times.

Some astute switches and substitutions saw them battle back and it was level on the hour with Dublin totally dominating midfield for the last quarter.

But their shooting boots deserted them while Cork substitutes Colm O'Neill and Donal Hodnett got off two brilliant long-range shots in the last four minutes to cause a shock and keep the Rebels' unbeaten record intact.

Scorers - Cork - D Goulding 0-7 (7f), J Hayes 1-3, D Hodnett and C O'Neill 0-2 each, F Goold, P Kerrigan and B Hurley 0-1 each. Dublin: C Costello 0-4 (1f), K McManamon 0-3, C Kilkenny 0-3 (1f), S Cluxton 0-3 (2f, 1'45), C Reddin 0-2, J McCarthy,     S Carthy and P Hudson 0-1 each.

Dublin - S Cluxton; P McMahon, S George, M Fitzsimons; E Lowndes, J McCarthy, J Cooper; C O'Sullivan, MD Macauley; P Flynn, C Kilkenny, B Cullen; K McManamon, C Reddin, C Costello.

Subs - J McCaffrey for George (25), D Nelson for Lowdnes (half-time) E O'Gara for Byrne (46),  P Hudson for Costello (52), S Carthy for Reddin (63).

Cork - K O'Halloran; A Cronin, E Cadogan, N Galvin; K Loughrey, C Dorman, T Clancy; A Walsh, F Goold; J O'Rourke, P Kerrigan, M Collins; D Goulding, B Hurley, J Hayes. Subs -  K Crowley for Dorman (26), D Hodnett for Galvin (half-time), C O'Neill for Goulding (51), R Deane for Walsh (54), A O'Sullivan for Goold (58), K O'Driscoll for Loughrey (71).

Referee - P Hughes (Armagh).

Attendance - 19, 626

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