Orla Finn starred with 13 points in the sun as Cork knocked reigning Lidl National Football League Division 1 champions Dublin off their perch, and booked their place in the final with victory at Nowlan Park.
A two-tier football championship moved a step closer to becoming a reality this week when two options for the proposed second-tier competition were circulated to counties competing in Divisions 3 and 4 of the Allianz League.
Kilmacud Crokes delivered a devastating second-half performance to see off O'Tooles on an emphatic 1-17 to 0-7 scoreline in the second round of the the Dublin senior hurling championship this evening at Parnell Park.
The calls for Diarmuid Connolly and Rory O'Carroll to be restored to the Dublin senior football squad have grown louder in the wake of the first round of the local SFC which was played over the past week.
"I have no real interest in football at the moment, the last few weeks even training with the club I haven't really enjoyed it and I just don't have the hunger and the desire to give the commitment to Donegal."
Dunboyne's goal scoring hero in last year's Meath SFC final win over Summerhill, Stuart Lowndes has been 'blown away' by the response to a fundraising campaign set up to help his wife Sinead undergo urgent medical treatment in the UK.
At 11am today the GAA issued a rallying call to every one of its 2,000 clubs dotted throughout Ireland and the globe as part of the unveiling of the new GAA Manifesto - an affirmation of our mission, vision and shared values, as well as a celebration of the people who make our Association what it is.
Mick Bohan says Dublin will be hurting after Cork avenged their All-Ireland final defeat in the final round of in Lidl NFL Division 1 games, but after the loss Dublin will get another crack at Cork in the semi-final in two weeks' time.
"There's a guy at home, Kieran O'Connor from Aghada and he's going through an enormous battle and just to let him know that we are thinking of him. He played football for Cork. He gave his life to sport and he's a real fan of mine - this one's for Kieran."