Man of the match
William Egan (Cork)
Pa Cronin got the TG4 gong and provided great leadership, including two particularly inspirational points, but Egan did a marvellous job defensively at wing-back and also chipped in 0-3 (2f).
Cork's goal after 57 minutes and the arrival of Conor Lehane soon after. It coincided with them scoring 1-4 without reply in eight minutes, and Tipp never recovered.
Just how tame Tipperary's challenge was at times. Eoin Kelly's arrival coincided with two goals inside 10 minutes to give them a fighting chance, but they fizzled out very badly.
What they said
Jimmy Barry-Murphy (Cork manager):
"This gave us an opportunity to bring in players in a very, very competitive arena and that's why I was pleased with winning today. We wanted to get to the final."
Declan Ryan (Tipperary manager):
"We'd be very disappointed overall with concentration levels and our ball control, the amount of energy we showed out on the field. Obviously we have a lot of work to do."
Wides: Cork 9 (6); Tipperary 9 (7)
Frees: Cork 16 (8); Tipperary (5)
Yellow cards: Cork 1 (C McCarthy 72); Tipperary 2 (Stapleton 28, Cahill 54)
Red cards: 0
Cork play Kilkenny in the league final on May 6. Tipperary must lick their wounds before facing Limerick in their Munster Championship opener on May 27.