What a difference a week makes.

Off the pace and well beaten by Tipperary last week, the Cork hurlers had to respond.

And that they did when inflicting a seven-point defeat on Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds and in doing so reignited their in this year's Munster campaign.

Wing-forward Daniel Kearney chipped in with 0-04 and after the game was in bullish form when he spoke to RTÉ Sport.

He said: "After last weekend we just wanted to come up and perform, give it our best and leave it all out there and have no regrets. We did that. I don’t think we were too concerned about the result.

"We just wanted to put in a performance we could be proud of because we were very disappointed leaving Páirc Uí Chaoimh last weekend.

"We know how competitive the championship is so we weren’t getting too down on ourselves with the quick turnaround. We’re just delighted to put in the performance.

"Even coming out of the Tipperary game, we knew we weren’t as bad as people were making us out to be. We have a very tight camp, very level-headed.

"We have a good attitude in there. While we were disappointed with the performance, we knew some of the tweaks were easy to do. If we got those right, a good performance wasn’t’ too far away.

"I suppose there was lot said after the Tipperary game outside of the camp that we probably shielded ourselves from. We looked at ourselves on what we needed to improve on and made those fixes. Thankfully we came out on the right side.

"We are a proud county and we left Páirc Uí Chaoimh very disappointed last week. Given the competitive nature in Munster, it’s hard to go out and perform every week.

"!It’s just a bit of desire and an attitude [that was different to last week]. I thought our backs were brilliant and that gave us the platform for the win."