Cork 3-19 Waterford 1-05

Cork will take on Clare in the final of the McGrath Cup after they cruised to a 3-19 to 1-05 victory over Waterford in Mallow.

The Rebels were in no mood to wait around on a bitterly cold evening and were two goals to the good inside the opening ten minutes.

Andrew O'Sullivan opened the scoring on seven minutes when he fisted the ball to the back of the Waterford net, before Peter Kelleher increased his side's lead to six points when he raised the green flag three minutes later with a neat flick.

Cork tacked on a couple of points before Paul Whyte claimed Waterford's first score of the match on 15 minutes, but already Tom McGlinchey's side were struggling to compete.

Ten minutes later and the game was over as a contest as Kelleher scored his second goal of the game to extend his side's lead to ten points, and they eventually went in with a 3-10 to 0-04 lead at the break.

McGlinchey, clearly unhappy with what he'd seen, made five changes at the break but the impact was limited. 

Shaun Corcoran did manage to bag a goal for the Deise but after they'd used all their substitutes, a Maurice O'Gorman black card saw them reduced to 14 men and Cork tagged on the points and ran out comfortable winners.

The victory saw the Rebels top Group B and earn a final showdown with Clare on 22 January.