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Cork vs Waterford Semi Final Preview

: 08/11/2017 - 09:38

Galway are into the All-Ireland senior hurling final for the third time in six seasons and now the focus has switched to the second semi-final between Cork and Waterford in Croke Park on Sunday (3.30). It will be preceded by the minor semi-final between Cork and Dublin (1.30).

Cork v Waterford have met on 17 occasions in the championship since 1999. The most recent meeting was in this year’s Munster semi-final, which Cork won by 0-23 to 1-15.

Cork have won eight times (1999-2003-2005 (twice)-2006-2012-2014-2017); Waterford have won six (2002-2004-2007 (twice), 2010 and 2015 while they drew in 2007-2010-2014.

PATHS TO THE SEMI-FINAL

Cork 2-27 Tipperary 1-26 (Munster quarter-final)

Cork 0-23 Waterford 1-15 (Munster semi-final)

Cork 1-25 Clare 1-20 (Munster final)

Cork’s Top Scorers

Patrick Horgan.........0-27 (0-17 frees, 0-1 ‘65’)

Conor Lehane ..........0-15 (0-4 frees, 0-1 ‘65’)

Alan Cadogan...........1-8

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Cork 0-23 Waterford 1-15 (Munster semi-final)

Waterford 1-35 Offaly 0-14 (Qualifiers – Round 1)

Waterford 4-23 Kilkenny 2-22 - after extra-time (Qualifiers – Round 2)

Waterford 1-23 Wexford 1-19 (All-Ireland quarter-final)

Waterford’s Top Scorers

Pauric Mahony..........0-31 (0-22 frees, 0-2 ‘65s’)

Austin Gleeson..........0-16 (0-2 frees)

Maurice Shanahan.....2-8 (0-4 frees)

LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES

2017: Cork 0-23 Waterford 1-15 (Munster semi-final)

2015: Waterford 3-19 Cork 1-21 (Munster semi-final)

2014: Cork 0-28 Waterford 0-14 (Munster quarter-final (Replay)

2014: Cork 1-21 Waterford 1-21 (Munster quarter-final)

2012: Cork 1-19 Waterford 0-19 (2012 All-Ireland quarter-final)

LAST FIVE SEMI-FINAL APPEARANCES

CORK

2014: Tipperary 2-18 Cork 1-11

2013: Cork 1-24 Dublin 1-19

2012: Galway 0-22 Cork 0-17

2010: Kilkenny 3-22 Cork 0-19

2008: Kilkenny 1-23 Cork 0-17

WATERFORD

2017: Kilkenny 2-19 Waterford 2-17 (Replay)

2017: Kilkenny 1-21 Waterford 0-24 (Draw)

2015: Kilkenny 1-21 Waterford 0-18

2011: Kilkenny 2-19 Waterford 1-16

2010: Tipperary 3-19 Waterford 1-18

*This will be the 65th championship clash between the counties. It’s 44-14 in Waterford’s favour with six draws. Cork also had a walkover when Waterford failed to field in 1890.

*Cork beat Waterford by 1-21to 1-13 in this year’s Allianz League clash in Walsh Park. Cork, for whom Conor Lehane scored 0-8 (0-6 frees), led by 0-14 to 1-4 at half-time.

*Derek McGrath is in his fourth season as Waterford manager, with the following championship record: Played 17, Won 8, Drew 2, Lost 7.

*Kieran Kingston is in his second season as Cork manager. His championship record is as follows: Played 6, Won 4, Lost 2.

*Cork last reached the All-Ireland final in 2013 (losing a replay to Clare) while Waterford were last there in 2008 (losing to Kilkenny).

*If Waterford win, they will play Galway in the final for the first time in championship history while the last Cork-Galway final was in 2005.

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