Clare and Cork in thrilling tie in All-Ireland hurling final
Teams must meet again to decide All-Ireland champions
CORK …….. 3-16
CLARE …….. 0-25
Cork and Clare must do it again to decide the 2013 MacCarthy Cup winners after an epic All-Ireland Senior Hurling final at Croke Park on Sunday.
Clare corner-back Domhnall O’Donovan scored the equalising point two minutes into added time at the end of a pulsating game.
His point came just seconds after Pa Horgan had shot the Rebels into the lead in the all-Munster decider.
A Pa Cronin goal on 64 minutes gave Cork the momentum to finally stamp their class on the game against a young and hungry Clare side.
Clare dominated the opening half but only led by two points, 0-12 to 0-10, at the interval.
Cork’s three goals came in a dramatic second period as Conor Lehane scored the first in the 40th minute.
Goalkeeper Anthony Nash then added a second goal from a 20 metre free - he also had a penalty saved - before the dramatic finale.
The sides must meet again, probably on the last weekend in September, as the final goes to a replay for the second year in a row.
Waterford made no mistake in the minor final with a 1-21 to 0-16 win over Galway in the Croke Park curtain raiser.
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