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Oh to, oh to be'... 17 signs that you're a Cork hurling fan

You know that Rebel hurlers are like mushrooms .

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Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

FOR THE WEEKEND that’s in it, we salute the fans of the Cork hurlers.

Here’s 19 signs to recognise the Rebel faithful…

18. You know that Ringy set the bar for every hurler in the country to follow

YouTube: Bryansford Gael

17. The rest of the country knows him as a former Taoiseach but you know Jack Lynch was a former Cork hurler

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16. Every year you feel hopeful when you remember Jim ‘Tough’ Barry’s wise words about Cork and mushrooms

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Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

15. You’ve heard tales of the legendary three-in-a-row team of 1976-1978

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Pic: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

14. You regard Babs description of Cork as donkeys as the turning point in the 1990 season

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13. You’ve defended the legitimacy of Tomas Mul’s goal in 1992

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12. There was a time in the 90′s when you felt you’d never defeat Clare

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11. Mark Landers summed up how you felt standing in the rain in Croke Park in ’99

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Pic: INPHO/Tom Honan

1o. You’ve brought unique flags with you over the years when supporting Cork

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Pic: INPHO/Patrick Bolger

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9. You know the Rock’s point from 2001 will never be bettered

YouTube: hurlingtime

8. You shed a tear when Setanta went to Oz after 2003

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Pic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

7. But then you stopped Brian Corcoran in the street one day and had those few key words with him about coming back

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Pic: INPHO/Patrick Bolger

6. You’ll leave the ice-cream to the American lads and defer on hurling matters to the Newtownshandrum lads

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Pic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

5. You regard this mans’ stop of Ken McGrath’s point in 2006 as the best save ever

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Pic: INPHO/Donall Farmer

4. Being a Cork hurling fan in the winter of 2008-09 is a time you will not forget

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Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

3. You’ve celebrated or commiserated after Cork hurling games here

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2. You thought Liam was coming to Leeside when Hoggy hit over this point against Clare last year

YouTube: Caomhán O’Bolghuídhír

1. And you can’t wait to see JBM’s celebration if ye win on Sunday

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Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

A version of this post was published last September

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