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Cork–Galway hurling rivalry

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Teams  Cork Galway
Meetings total  32
Next meeting  TBA
Locale  County Cork County Galway
First meeting  Cork 7-12 - 1-3 Galway 1901 All-Ireland semi-final (17 May 1903)
Latest meeting  Galway 0-22 - 0-17 Cork 2012 All-Ireland semi-final (12 August 2012)

The Cork–Galway rivalry is a hurling rivalry between Cork and Galway. The fixture is an irregular one due to both teams playing in separate provinces.

Notable moments

  • Galway 4-15 : 2-19 Cork (17 August 1975 at Croke Park) - The 1975 All Ireland semi-final took place on one of the hottest days of one of the hottest summers of the century. Cork may have been "a bit rusty" after winning Munster and over-confidence may have been a factor. In any event, Galway hit them hard and hit them fast. They scored a couple of goals early on, they continued to get scores at opportune times and come the end, they had two points in hand, 4-15 to 2-19.
  • Galway 2-14 : 1-13 Cork (5 August 1979 at Croke Park) - Cork were aiming for an historic four-in-a-row and hence were the defending All-Ireland champions. After a record equalling fifth consecutive Munster title on the back of a final win over Limerick, Cork were expected to see off the Galway challenge comfortably. Galway, on the other hand, were coming with a team of their own backboned by the likes of the Connolly brothers and Noel Lane. In front of a paltry attendance of 12,315, Galway shocked the hurling world by dumping the holders out and progressed to the 1979 decider.
  • Cork 5-15 : 2-21 Galway (2 September 1990 at Croke Park) - Having recovered from a poor start Galway looked likely winners when holding a seven-points lead early in the second half, but they ceded control at a critical stage. Kevin Hennessy gave Cork a dream start goaling inside the first minute and the last of their five goals, from John Fitzgibbon in the 63rd minute ensured a 27th title.
  • References

    Cork–Galway hurling rivalry Wikipedia

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