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Cork and Waterford finish level after thrilling second-half in Munster quarter-final

The sides will meet again after the Revels launched an impressive fightback.

Waterford 1-21
Cork 1-21

Daniel Kearney and Mark Ellis with Austin Gleeson Cork's Daniel Kearney and Mark Ellis challenge Waterford's Austin Gleeson. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

WATERFORD AND CORK will meet again after their Munster senior hurling quarter-final finished 1-21 apiece at Semple Stadium today.

The sides will have to replay on Sunday June 8th after a frenetic finale saw Seamus Prendergast look to have grabbed the winner for Waterford before Patrick Horgan tied the teams with a pointed free.

Waterford held a commanding 0-13 to 0-7 lead at half-time and looked firmly in control after Austin Gleeson’s excellent solo goal put them 1-16 to 0-11 up in the second half.

The 2013 All-Ireland minor winner struck a sensational goal as he raced in from the left wing and billowed the net. At that juncture Waterford seemed set for victory with Pauric Mahony, who struck 0-11 overall, impressive in his free taking while Jamie Nagle, Michael Walsh and Tadhg Burke had all starred around the middle third.

However Cork substitute Bill Cooper responded shortly thereafter with a goal from close range as he netted after a scramble that ensued when Patrick Horgan’s fierce shot was saved.

That 48th minute strike left Cork adrift by 1-17 to 1-11 but Mahony converted a free to restore Waterford’s seven-point advantage soon after.

Waterford still were in command as they lead by six points by the 55th minute but then Cork launched a dramatic fightback. Horgan was in inspirational form after being switched to the half-forward line while newcomer Alan Cadogan sparkled.

Cork had cut the gap to the minimum, 1-19 to 1-18,  with eleven minutes remaining before Waterford quelled their revival and went back in front by two through Mahony’s pointed free.

Finally Cork drew level courtesy of points by Horgan and Cooper before a dramatic finale saw Prendergast and Horgan swapped points to leave the teams all square.

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Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Scorers for Waterford: Pauric Mahony 0-11 (0-9f), Austin Gleeson 1-2 (0-1 sideline), Brian O’Sullivan, Jamie Nagle 0-2 each, Tadhg Burke, Shane Walsh, Jake Dillon, Seamus Prendergast 0-1 each.Scorers for Cork: Patrick Horgan 0-12 (0-9f, 0-1 ’65), Alan Cadogan 0-4, Bill Cooper 1-1, Aidan Walsh 0-2 (0-1 sideline), Seamus Harnedy, Conor Lehane 0-1 each.

WATERFORD
1. Stephen O’Keeffe – Ballygunner
4. Noel Connors – Passage
3. Liam Lawlor – Fourmilewater
7. Barry Coughlan – Ballygunner
5. Jamie Nagle – Dungarvan
8. Kevin Moran – De La Salle
2. Tadhg Burke – Clashmore/Kinsalebeg
6. Michael Walsh – Stradbally
9. Eddie Barrett – De La Salle
11. Pauric Mahony – Ballygunner
15. Jake Dillon – De La Salle
12. Austin Gleeson – Mount Sion
13. Brian O’Sullivan – Ballygunner
14. Shane Walsh – Fourmilewater
10. Colin Dunford – Colligan

Subs
19. Richie Foley (Abbeyside) for Barrett (inj) (22)
17. Shane Fives (Carrigtwohill) for Coughlan (43)
24. Ray Barry (Lismore) for Dunford (47)
23. Donie Breathnach (An Rinn) for Dillon (53)
22. Seamus Prendergast (Ardmore) for Walsh (59)

Source: James Crombie/INPHO

CORK
1. Anthony Nash – Kanturk
4. Stephen McDonnell – Glen Rovers
3. Damien Cahalane – St Finbarr’s
2. Shane O’Neill – Bishopstown
5. Christopher Joyce – Na Piarsaigh
6. Mark Ellis – Millstreet
7. Lorcan McLoughlin – Kanturk
8. Daniel Kearney – Sarsfields
9. Aidan Walsh – Kanturk
11. Cian McCarthy – Sarsfields
10. Conor Lehane – Midleton
12. Patrick Cronin – Bishopstown
13. Alan Cadogan – Douglas
14. Seamus Harnedy – St Ita’s
15. Patrick Horgan – Glen Rovers

Subs
22. Bill Cooper (Youghal) for McCarthy (half-time)
21. Brian Lawton (Castlemartyr) for Kearney (50)
25. Stephen Moylan (Douglas) for Cronin (53)
23. Jamie Coughlan (Newtownshandrum) for Harnedy (65)

Referee: Brian Gavin (Offaly)

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