Cork faced Clare in a packed Semple Stadium in the Munster final with the Rebels coming out on top to secure a spot in the All-Ireland semi-final with a 1-25 to 1-20 win.
An Alan Cadogan goal in the first half set up Cork who were the better side for long stages. However, Clare refused to give up and a Conor McGrath goal got them back in it.
Cadogan was sublime throughout the game, and his efforts did not go without notice.
Alan Cadogan has scored 1-2 from five plays and has won a converted free for Cork
— Peter O'Connell (@Westclarepage) July 9, 2017
— Brian Tobin (@tobescork) July 9, 2017
With it looking like a comfortable win for the Rebels, McGrath’s goal brought life into the game, played in front of over 45,000 people.
— Hawkeyepress (@hawkeyepress17) July 9, 2017
However, the comeback effort fell short as Kieran Kingston’s side saw out the victory.
Ok i said it Cork hurlers are superb
— Joey O Hanlon (@jhanlon321) July 9, 2017
Player of the Snr Hurling Championshiop so far for me is Cork No 7 – Mark Coleman #allstar
— Paudie Coffey (@PaudieCoffey) July 9, 2017
Cork 4 up. It's theirs #GAA
— John Fogarty (@JohnFogartyIrl) July 9, 2017
— David Okeeffe (@daveok1919) July 9, 2017
IT'S ALL OVER!!!! Cork 1-25 Clare 1-20 (FT)
— Cork's RedFM Sport (@BigRedBench) July 9, 2017
I wouldn't be the biggest GAA fan but when I watch the Cork Hurlers I always end up saying 'what a fucking game this is'!! #MunsterFinal 🇲🇨
— Lenny Clarke (@lennyc81) July 9, 2017
— Barry O'Sullivan (@barrysul) July 9, 2017
— Cooper Donnelly (@cooperdonnelly) July 9, 2017
Up the rebels well done cork
— karen corcoran (@Nerak3Karen) July 9, 2017
What a match! Well done Cork!
And our own Mark Coleman played out of his skin! https://t.co/QTV3icEi0d
— Muskerry News (@muskerrynews) July 9, 2017
There won't be a county board crisis meeting to be had in Cork tonight…
— Peter O' Dwyer (@peterodwyer1) July 9, 2017
— JLT Tiles Cork (@JLTCork) July 9, 2017
Cork now join Galway in the All-Ireland semi-finals. For Clare, it is not the end of them as are in the quarter-final against either Tipperary or Waterford.