Captain Darragh Flynn was very much to the fore as Cork produced a strong second-half showing to see off Waterford in this evening’s Munster MHC clast at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.
The centre-forward sent over eight points (six frees) as the Rebel County came out on tops by 0-19 to 1-13 in the curtain-raiser to the senior fixture between the two counties.
The sides went in level at the break (Cork 0-10, Waterford 1-7) after Johnny Burke goaled for the Deise.
The Rebel County shaded the second-half exchanges by three points to keep their hopes of making the final alive.
Cork - B Saunderson; S Kingston, Cian McCarthy (Blackrock), C O’Brien; Cian McCarthy (St Oliver Plunketts), C Joyce, B O’Sullivan (0-1); E Twomey (0-1), L Horgan (0-2); P O’Riordan (0-3), D Flynn (0-8, 6f), D Hogan (0-2); Colm McCarthy, J Cahalane (0-1), I Walsh (0-1). Subs: C O’Donovan for Colm McCarthy, C Walsh for I Walsh, J Carr for J Cahalane.
Waterford - M Kilgannon; C Walsh, S O’Neill, J O Floinn; C Daly (0-2), R Furlong, T Loftus; S Burke, J Booth (0-1); A Ryan, C MacCraith, M Fitzgerald; J Foley, J Burke (1-1), R Halloran (0-7, 6f). Subs: C Rellis (0-2) for J Foley, E Walsh for T Loftus, B Frisby for J Burke, J Power for J Booth, M Cummins for M Fitzgerald.
Referee - P Carroll.Tweet