They had only scored one goal in three outings before hitting three on this occasion and, boy, were they needed.
Ruairí Deane was ice cool in converting his first-half as was Luke Connolly in slotting his penalty and then slipping a beauty, low inside the upright.
2. CORK UPPING THE GEARS:
When it was most required, Cork showed what they're capable of producing, when getting the right people, Powter and Deane, running at defenders. Cathail O'Mahony's impressive finishing added to the threat posed by Connolly as Cork compiled a game-winning 2-7.
Tipp scored eight more points than Cork and normally 0-21 would get the job done at this time of year.
Cork hit 11 wides and Tipp just five. Do the math!