Nothing separated the sides at the conclusion of an entertaining first half with a converted 45 from Jamie Stack ensuring it remained level. It was in this 30-minute spell that both forward lines impressed most.
Points from Meehan and Diarmuid Fahy put the hosts in front before three scores on the bounce via Corbett, O’Donovan and Hugh Murphy.
Gabriel Rangers’ O’Driscoll fired to the top left of the Clare net on 40 minutes after tearing through. The introduction of the lively dual-player Jack Cahalane helped Cork push the lead to two points and it was put beyond doubt when fellow substitute Shane Ahearne struck home from an O’Driscoll pass.