Cork eventually a found way past the inspirational Callanan with O’Connor setting up Naughton, whose pace took him beyond the defence and he finished with a clinical kick to the corner of the net.
Everyone needed a breather at the interval as Galway turned around 2-12 to 1-11 in front, remarkable scoring for counties with important championship dates looming at the end of the month.
Any time Cork sensed an opportunity Callanan came to his team’s rescue, most notably, when diverting a Patrick Horgan penalty over the crossbar.
The consolation for Cork was that they rebooted for the Munster championship, upsetting the odds against Tipp and reaching the Munster final. Though they were beaten in the provincial final replay, on a Saturday night, after extra time against Waterford.