Cork's hurling crisis shows no sign of abating after Gerald McCarthy's young squad were soundly beaten 4-16 to 1-11 by Galway at Páirc Ui Chaoimh in the Allianz NHL Division 1.
A crowd of less that 600 people turned up for a one-sided affair, in which Galway never needed to get out first gear to win comfortably.
Galway raced into an early lead with Niall Healy, Ger Farragher and David Tierney claiming early points, while Tierney also found the net for the Tribesmen.
Cork were pegged back in the own half and were reduced to rare sorties forward, with Adrian Mannix one of the few bright lights going forward for the Rebels.
Cyril Donnelly added a second goal for Galway just before the break.
Cork, with the wind at their backs in the second half offered a little more in attack, claiming the odd point but they were never a serious threat.
Two more goals for Galway from Aongus Callanan were only answered by a single Cork goal from Stephen White, whose long, hopeful puck somehow found its way to the back of the net but that was little more than a consolation.