Cork's U-21 hurlers gave an outstanding display of hurling at Walsh Park last night, demolishing their Waterford counterparts on a scoreline of 1-20 to 0-10.
Shane O'Neill and Pa Cronin came through unscathed, which will be a relief to Gerald McCarthy, while Cathal Naughton scored 1-4 to try and give the senior coach a selection headache for Sunday's replay.
Centre-back Eoin Cadogan stole the show however with an assured display and two fine points (one a free from his own 65). Cadogan has been in the senior football squad all season but has not broken through to the first team under Billy Morgan.
Displays like this with the small ball suggest it is only a matter of time before he is knocking on the door as a dual star, although he has a tough battle on his hands to break into the best half back line in hurling.
This victory is a good sign for Cork hurling and will hopefully give some inspiration to the Seniors when they return to Croke Park on Sunday.