CORK hurlers are back in the big time after an epic encounter that restored pride and reminded everyone of the county’s great traditions.
The Rebels edged one of the great Munster Championship clashes of all time, signalling a renewal of hope after a period in the hurling wilderness.
Goalkeeper Anthony Nash was full of praise for the dedication of fans after their against-the-odds win over Tipperary in Thurles.
The Rebels were taking on the All-Ireland champions and few gave them any chance of a win but inspired by their fans, who made up most of the 30,000 strong crowd, they roared to a 2-27 to 1-26 victory.
Nash said: “The one thing I thought was unbelievable today was the supporters.
“We came around the corner and saw the Cork people going in through the turnstiles. They had belief in us and it was great to see and hopefully, they will turn up again the next day to support us.”