Misfired on a few puck-outs and some of his long deliveries were straight down onto Waterford's dominant half-backs.
Handed his debut with Eoin Cadogan and Colm Spillane out. Found the going tough but constantly showed for ball.
Did well on Stephen Bennett from play in the first half yet caught out for Waterford's goal.
Had his hands full marking Waterford's most dangerous attacker, particularly when Dessie Hutchinson got angled balls inside.
Offered leadership when Cork were under pressure and struck over a fine point but replaced in the last quarter.
Quiet first half, far more involved in the second half. Gleeson drifted deep to land scores. Raw but showed glimpses of that potential.
Pushed up to centre-field to offset Darragh Fitzgibbon's absence, he processed a lot of ball and chipped in with two points.
Decent second half, landed two scores from long range but Jamie Barron caused a lot of problems pushing on from midfield.
Started like a man on a mission, with two rapid points. Also teed up a Kingston point with a dazzling pick-up and reverse pass. Struggled badly in the second half and taken off.
Chipped in with 0-4 and his pace caused Waterford real problems. Should have driven on a few times to engineer a couple of goal chances. Continued his good form with UCC and Douglas.
Deployed as a deep-lying wing-forward on his surprise debut. Set up a few scores but couldn't get to grips with Calum Lyons.
Couldn't get going at all in the first half but slipped over three points to bring Cork back into it. Faded out in the fourth quarter.
Looked lively initially but struggled to get involved in the second half. An unsually quiet
Subs: Jack O'Connor, Billy Hennessy, Luke Meade, Declan Dalton, Brian Turnbull.