A renewal of the age old rivalry between Cork and Tipperary and a renewal of hostilities between the former Clare greats, Davy Fitzgerald and Brian Lohan, now at the helm for Wexford and the Banner County respectively. In terms of appeal, it does not get much better than that.
That is based on the fact that they have had the opportunity against the Dubs to dust themselves down, regroup and put in a very strong showing.
Maher was replaced during the course of the game and Callanan was held scoreless.
There was an acceptance after Cork’s loss to Waterford that things could not be as poor again and that with surgery things should get better against Dublin. And that’s the way it panned out.