The jubilant scenes in Páirc Uí Rinn after minor triumph were great to see
Cork have made it into their first Munster minor hurling final in nine years and the joyful scenes in Páirc Uí Rinn in the aftermath of their triumph was truly refreshing.
Denis Ring’s troops produced a clinical performance to knock reigning champions Tipperary out of the competition in this evening’s semi-final replay.
The Rebels were leading by 11-points at one stage, but a brave Tipperary fight back brought the margin back to one in stoppage time.
Jerome Cahill, Darragh Woods and Jake Morris were key to Tipperary's revival, but they weren't able to oust the Rebels.
Cork had enough done, however, and points from Brian Turnbull and Daire Connery sealed the victory for the Leesiders.
Turnbull and Connery have formed a near telepathic partnership up front for Cork and the dynamite pair managed 0-14 between them tonight.
There was a massive 8'000 attendance in Páirc Uí Rinn tonight and this win, on the back of the county's footballer's crushing loss to Kerry is a huge lift to the county.
In true Cork style, the atmosphere was like no other.
The victory ensures the county’s minors and seniors go head to head with Clare for the respective provincial titles next Sunday.
Pitch invasion in Pairc Ui Rinn. Let's hope there is another one Sunday!! pic.twitter.com/JmHUGnH25d
— Barry O'Mahony (@barryomahony4) July 3, 2017
Some crowd is right.
Some crowd for a minor game here in Páirc Uí Rinn. Cork 2-11 Tipp 0-10 at halftime. pic.twitter.com/TtzlyjBJKB
— Brian Barry (@briangbarry) July 3, 2017
Once the gaffer is happy, everybody's happy.
Get the bloody camera, quick.