Believe you me, Cork were a very bad second in this contest. I think there are many reasons for that, but first and foremost you have got to bring the right attitude and real aggression and intensity to your game. This begins with the manager — he sets the tone.
If not for three players — Eoin Cadigan, Niall O’Leary, and Patrick Horgan — this could really have been embarrassing for Cork.
Remember this is the same Tipp team who could not win a match in Munster last year. So Liam Sheedy and his management team have changed all that around, because there is no doubt in Tipperary or anywhere else, about who is in charge of this team, both on and off the field.
Decision-making was very poor at times, and when losing possession, not fighting hard enough to get it back, which is what Tipperary did all day long.
Cork know the road is uphill now, and it's getting steeper but as John Doyle said, they are still in it.