10 classic memories from previous Cork and Galway hurling clashes

There’s a couple of JBM crackers in here.

1. Joe Cooney’s first half display in 1990 All-Ireland final

The 1990 All-Ireland final between Galway and Cork was a classic, with the Rebels edging it by 2-21 to 5-15.

Joe Cooney was in brilliant form for Galway as they steamed into a 1-13 to 1-8 half-time lead.

Cooney scored 1-5 from play in the opening half as the Tribesmen opened up a five-point interval lead.

Joe Cooney 2/9/1990 Joe Cooney chased by Jim Cashman in the 1990 final. INPHO INPHO

2. And the Cork revival…

Galway went on to open up a seven-point lead in the second half but Jim Cashman got a grip on Cooney and two John Fitzgibbon goals turned the tide in Cork’s favour.

Check out some familiar fresh faces in the post match interviews:

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3. Cork’s response to Donal Óg Cusack’s red card

Donal Og Cusack brings down Alan Kerins of Galway This foul on Alan Kerins led to Donal Óg Cusack's dismissal. Donall Farmer / INPHO Donall Farmer / INPHO / INPHO

Cork goalkeeper Donal Óg Cusack was sent off in the first half of Cork’s qualifier victory over Galway in 2008.

But the Rebels battled through adversity as 12-point hero Ben O’Connor led the way in a rousing second half.

Joe Deane added 0-4, Cathal Naughton chipped in with three points and’s hurling columnist John Gardiner captained Cork and scored two points on the night.

Niall McCarthy was also on the scoresheet and Patrick Horgan came off the bench to score a point.

4. Joe Canning’s 2-12 haul

In that same game, not even a stunning 2-12 contribution from Joe Canning could save Galway from defeat.

The Portumna superstar, fresh out of the minor grade, was playing just his third senior championship game.

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5. Ben O’Connor’s goal

Ben O'Connor and Richie Murray 11/9/2005 Ben O'Connor in action during the 2005 All-Ireland final. INPHO INPHO

Ben O’Connor’s goal in the 2005 All-Ireland final against Galway was a pivotal strike, handing the Rebels a 1-6 to 0-3 lead.

Cork’s short-passing and running game was in its pomp at the time but O’Connor’s goal arrived courtesy of a long-range delivery which bypassed the Galway defence.

O’Connor’s diagonal run allowed him to gain possession and whip a left-handed strike into the Hill 16 end netting.

6. Joe’s reverse handpass

Who’ll ever forget this sublime piece of skill from that man Joe Canning in the 2011 qualifier at the Gaelic Grounds?

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7. JBM in his pomp

As current Cork boss, Jimmy Barry-Murphy is hoping to plot Galway’s downfall in Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling quarter-final.

And as a player, JBM has previous against the Tribesmen, including this goal in the 1975 All-Ireland semi-final defeat.

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8. And here’s an even better one…

This goal from JBM in the 1983 All-Ireland semi-final against Galway is rated as one of the best of all time.

John Fenton provides the fizzing delivery and JBM flicks the ball to the net with the faintest of touches…

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9. John Gardiner’s display in the 2001 All-Ireland minor final

Operating at centre back, Gardiner delivered one of the most complete performances ever seen in a minor decider, as Cork claimed victory over Galway.

Andy Smith is a survivor from that tie on the Galway senior squad.

John Gardiner's hurling columnist John Gardiner. Morgan Treacy / INPHO Morgan Treacy / INPHO / INPHO

10. The 2007 All-Ireland U21 semi-final…

…was an absolute classic. Galway won by 4-21 to 2-18, with extra-time goals from Barry Hanley and Kerril Wade flooring Cork.

Joe Canning scored 0-7 for Galway and while Patrick Cronin (0-7) and Patrick Horgan (1-3) were prominent for Cork.

Kerril Wade scores a goal under pressure from Shane O'Neill 25/8/2007 Kerril Wade nets despite pressure from Shane O'Neill. James Crombie / INPHO James Crombie / INPHO / INPHO

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“I have a bet with my Dad. He said he’d buy me a pair of hurling boots if I put the All-Ireland medal in his hand.”

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