Cork bowed out of the senior hurling championship n Croke Park yesterday, to a Waterford side who were well worth their win. Despite the fact that Cork had more scores in two of the three encounters, it was the ability of Waterford to hit the net that earned them their two victories over the men in red this year. In particular Dan Shanahan has been lethal in front of goal.
The big test for the Deise now is to step up and win the competition out. Limerick should be no match for them but it could be difficult to replicate the intensity of the Cork games.
Then Kilkenny in the final. The cats are undoubtedly the best team in the country and I have some doubts as to whether Waterford will d it n the day. They have the hunger, lets see if they can control it and really push the Cats all the way.
The Cork footballers have hung in for another semi-final appearance by scraping past Sligo in an unconvincng fashion. If a rampant Meath weren't difficult enough to face Cork will need to do so without inspirational forward James Masters, who suffered a broken jaw in a second half challenge.