GALLERY: Strong second half sees Clare past Sligo and all today's GAA action

Catch up with anything you missed for this afternoon's GAA round-up

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Image: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer 

There as plenty of GAA action around the country this afternoon, as the All-Ireland qualifiers rumbled on this afternoon.

Teams from each of the four provinces were involved in round 3A this afternoon, here's how they got on.

Sligo 1-13 

Clare 2-17

Clare produced a magical second half performance at Markievicz Park this afternoon to come from behind and beat Sligo in their own backyard.

Sligo led by two points at the break (0-09 to 1-04). Clare benefited from a first half penalty after David Tubridy was fouled in the square and he tucked the spot kick low into the bottom corner. This was a much needed boost for the Banner County after there Adrian Marren and Niall Murphy kicked early points for the home side.

But a whopping 1-13 in the second half, the second goal coming courtesy of Gary Brennan, ensured they would progress and to the next round.

Podge Collins reacts after being black carded, but Clare still managed to run out comfortable winners in the end. Image: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer 

Cork 2-09

Longford 1-06

Second half goals proved vital for Cork this afternoon at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park as they overcame plucky underdogs Longford by six points.

The Rebels trailed by 1-04 to 0-03 at the break and Longford looked to on for a repeat of their heroics against Monaghan last weekend.

But second half goals from Colm O’Neill and Ian Maguire made sure that Peadar Healy's side ran out winners in a game which was also marred by incident.

Referee Barry Cassidy was forced to brandish three red cards this evening. James Loughrey of Cork and Longford’s Darren Gallagher were both dismissed after straight red cards, while a second Longford player, Diarmuid Materson was shown a second yellow card.

Tempers flared this afternoon at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park. Image: ©INPHO/Tom Beary

Derry 1-17

Cavan 0-18

A late, late show for Derry was enough to guide them past Ulster rivals Cavan this evening at Kingspan Breffni Park this evening.

They overcame 14-man Cavan and Chrissy Bradley's goal proved the difference in the end, coupled with Mark Lynch's seven points.

Fergal Flanagan's sending off before the interval gave Derry the boost they needed and they were able to make their numerical advantage count, even if Niall Toner's quick scoring shifted some of the momentum in Cavan's favour.

Damian Bartun and team celebrate after the game