Cork midfielder Daniel Kearney is expecting Tipperary’s forward line to pose the biggest threat to their All-Ireland ambitions.
The Munster rivals face off in Croke Park on Sunday (3.30pm) with a place in the decider against Kilkenny up for grabs.
The Premier County have racked up 12-89 over the summer and Kearney knows that his defenders need to be on their game to progress.
“They have excellent forwards, like as you’ve seen when they played Galway and Dublin. They’re a handful for any set of backs,” he told RTÉ Sport.
“We are well aware of the threat that they pose. We’re going to prepare as best we can for it.
“When you get to the last four there’s never going to be much between any of the teams.”
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