Cahalane brace fires up Rebels
Cork 2-27 Tipperary 1-18
Cork got their campaign off to a winning start on Sunday with an impressive victory over Tipperary at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
A pair of Jack Cahalane goals had the Rebels 2-8 to 0-12 ahead at half-time and though Tipp's Jack Leamy had the first score of the second-half, Cork replied with 11 of the next 12 to affirm their superiority.
Darragh Flynn - who would finish with eight - Cian McCarthy, the lively Paul O'Riordan and excellent midfielders Ethan Twomey and Luke Horgan all scored as they eased clear.
Tipp had a glimmer of hope when Darragh Stakelum netted on the three-quarter mark, but Cork never looked like allowing a comeback and subs Isaac Walsh and Jake Carr had late points as they won by 12.
Scorers - Cork: D Flynn 0-8 (3f), J Cahalane 2-3, E Twomey 0-4, P O'Riordan 0-3, Cian McCarthy (St Oliver Plunkett's) (1f), C Walsh 0-2 each, L Horgan, D Hogan, C McCarthy, J Carr, I Walsh 0-1 each. Tipperary: J Leamy 0-8 (6f), J Campion, C Fogarty 0-4 each, D Stakelum 1-0, C O'Dwyer, T Cahill 0-1 each.
Cork - B Saunderson; S Kingston, Cian McCarthy (Blackrock), C O'Brien; Cian McCarthy (St Oliver Plunkett's), C Joyce, B O'Sullivan; E Twomey, L Horgan; D Flynn, D O'Leary, D Hogan; Colm McCarthy, J Cahalane, P O'Riordan. Subs: C Walsh for O'Leary (25, injured), S Walsh for Colm McCarty (51), I Walsh for Twomey (58), L Doocey for Horgan (60), J Carr for O'Riordan (60).
Tipperary - S Gleeson; S Loughran, G Ryan, J Duncan; E Conolly, M Corcoran, C O'Dwyer; R Walsh, C McCormack; C Deely, J Campion, J Leamy; C Fogarty, C McKelvey, D Stakelum. Subs: T Cahill for McKelvey (38), S Ferncombe for McCormack (38), C Ryan for Walsh (39), E Marnane for Ryan (48), M Power for Deely (50).
Ref - J O'Halloran (Limerick).