There’s just something about Cork vs Waterford in hurling that sets it apart from all other fixtures. The Munster neighbours have enjoyed a rivalry throughout the last 20 years which threw up some of the best games ever seen, and we’ve another cracker in store tomorrow.
The Déise and Rebels have taken polar opposite routes to this stage since their Munster semi-final clash in June.
Waterford had to account for Offaly in Tullamore, squeeze past Kilkenny in Thurles, and trump Wexford in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
Meanwhile, Cork blasted past Clare in the Munster final to win through to tomorrow’s semi-final.
If precedent is anything to go by, this could be every bit as exciting as last week’s tie between Galway and Tipperary.
While this Waterford team have been knocking on the door in recent seasons, competing in the semi-final for the third consecutive year, Cork are favourites judging by what we have seen this summer.
There have been so many classics between them down through the years, with so many great moments. If you’re not excited enough, the GAA have put together a barnstorming promo for the clash, just to whet your appetite that bit further…
Make sure to check out our big-game preview on The 16th Man podcast.