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Mayo shock Cork

Mayo shocked All-Ireland champions Cork with a 1-13 to 2-6 win at Croke Park to set up a semi-final clash with Kerry.

The Connacht champions went into the game as rank outsiders, but turned in a performance laced with passion and pride as they dumped the Rebels.

Cork scored just a single point in the second half, unable to break down a superb Mayo defence on a glorious afternoon for James Horan's side.

Cillian O'Connor led the charge with a six points tally, while Kevin McLoughlin scored the all-important goal as the westerners overturned a six points deficit to win with style.

Donncha O'Connor (pen) and Paul Kerrigan netted Cork goals, with McLoughlin hitting a Mayo three-pointer, and the Rebels led by 2-5 to 1-6 at the break.

The Connacht champions dominated the second half, with Cillian O'Connor hitting a six points tally, to dethrone the champions.

Meanwhile, Kerry cantered through to the semi-finals with a facile 1-20 to 0-10 win over Limerick at Croke Park.

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It was easy for the Kingdom as they brushed aside the challenge of their Munster neighbours without reaching anywhere near their full potential.

The highlight of an otherwise uneventful contest was a cheeky back-heeled goal from Darran O'Sullivan, the Kingdom's outstanding performer in the first half, but there is concern over the former All-Ireland winning captain after he limped out of the action before the interval.

O'Sullivan's 25th minute strike helped dominant Kerry to a 1-8 to 0-4 interval lead. Stephen Kelly hit a handful of Limerick points, but the Kingdom, with the help of Bryan Sheehan's six points tally, were never troubled.

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