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The Ecstatic Reaction As Cork Edge A Game For The Ages With The All-Ireland Champions

The Ecstatic Reaction As Cork Edge A Game For The Ages With The All-Ireland Champions
By Gavan Casey Updated

A stunning Cork outfit came of age against All-Ireland champions Tipperary with a sensational 2-27 to 1-26 victory in Thurles.

In a make or break tie for Kieran Kingston's young squad, which included five Championship debutantes in its starting XV, the Rebels scored an astonishing 2-22 of their 2-27 from play, with goals from Shane Kingston and comeback kid Mikey Cahalane steering them into the Munster semi-final.

The teams were level on no fewer than 12 occasions in the first half during a pulsating encounter, but Kingston's goal early in the second half put Cork in the ascendancy and they scarcely looked back.

Hurling was the real winner as per the RTÉ panel, although try telling that to Cork fans who've seen their county arguably become the weakest GAA county in Munster over the past couple of years.

Nonetheless, it was a game which will live long in the memory even for the neutral, and people took to Twitter in their droves in a show of appreciation for a frankly insane game of hurling. And sure look, there wasn't a sweeper in sight either.

The Rebels have sounded a warning. They're back. And one would presume Tipp won't be too far off this season either. What a game.

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