FULL TIME SCORE:
3.30: The referee throws the ball in and a frantic start sees Ger Farragher hit the first wide after two mins.
2 mins: Cork earn a free in from just inside the half way mark and Ben O'Connor opens the scoring with a well hit strike.
5 mins: Galway quickly win possesion but Hayes hits wide.
6 mins: Brian Corcoran wins good possesion in the corner before hitting a good point from a tight angle.
7 mins: Galway win a line ball and Alan Kerins collects the feed to open Galway's account from 30 yards.
8 mins: Tom Kenny replies immediately for Cork to stretch Cork's lead to two points once more.
9 mins: Corcoran wins good ball to feed Niall McCarthy who confidently puts it over to increase Cork's lead.
11 mins: Galway thwart another Cork attack but McCarthy takes the loose ball for another Cork point.
12 mins: Galway win a free and Farragher puts it over from a slight angle.
14 mins: Tom Kenny wins a long ball from Diarmuid O'Sullivan and cleanly takes another Cork point.
15 mins: Galway take a quick short puck out which ends up with Farragher who takes another point for the tribesmen.
17 mins: O'Sullivan launches a long ball down field and O'Connor collects before beating his marker to score the first goal of the game with a shot into the bottom corner of the Galway goal.
18 mins: O'Sullivan receives a yellow card for a jersey pull and Farragher converts the resulting free.
20 mins: Kerins feeds Healy as Galway win tough posession and Healy hits his first score of the game.
22 mins: Joe Deane takes his first free and easily converts from straight in front of the posts.
25: Another Galway free sees Farragher hit his fourth point.
26 mins: Cork win the puck out and Corcoran wins it to feed O'Connor, who hits another excellent Cork point.
27 mins: Farragher fight for posession and earns a free in from the sideline. He dusts himself down to drive the ball straight between the posts and keep Galway in touch.
29 mins: O'Connor does the same at the other end to restore Cork's 3-point margin.
30 mins: David Tierney replies straight away for Galway.
31 mins: O hAilpín brilliantly takes a high ball and launches a massive effort down field but watches it go wide.
32 mins: Hayes wins another quick Donoghue puck out and feeds Healy for another good Galway point.
34 mins: Cork have had the better start but seven wides sees a game Galway just one goal behind with their confidence growing.
34 mins: The sides swap frees with Gardiner and Farragher both hitting long efforts wide.
36 mins: A highly competitive half ends with Galway behind but in the ascendancy as Farragher wins and converts a free to leave just two points separating the sides.
36 mins: The second half begins with Galway facing the Hill 16 end but O'Sullivan does well to repel their first attack.
38: Hayes takes a great catch and feeds Kerins who makes no mistake from a slight angle.
39 mins: Gerry O'Connor wins loose midfield ball and breaks forward to convert his first free and restore Cork's two-point lead.
39 mins: Cork's first substitution sees Kieran Murphy make way for Neill Ronan.
40 mins: McCarthy battles well and hits another Cork point but Kerins immediately replies for Galway after a quick puck out catches Cork cold.
42 mins: Joe Deane wins and converts another Cork free.
44 mins: Kerins wins loose ball and feeds Healy to score as Galway keep the pressure on thge reigning Champions.
45 mins: A massive Cusack clearance reaches O'Connor who pulls away from his marker to score.
46 mins: Corcoran then adds another massive quick point as Cork open up a four-point gap.
48 mins: Galway win a debatable free and Farragher hits it wide from a tight angle.
49 mins: Hayes breaks downfield and feeds Richie Murray whos goal bound shot is well saved by Cusack, but Hayes follows up to put the rebound into the Cork goal.
50 mins: Cork win a free from the halfway mark, on the sideline and Gardiner steps up to send a huge effort over the bar.
52 mins: Galway send quick ball low down field and Farragher collects to reduce the deficit to one point with a brilliant point moving away from goal.
53 mins: Cork break downfield and show their pedigree to reply with another point.
55 mins: Ben O'Connor is on fire and hits another point as Cork gain the initiative once more.
56 mins: Derek Hardiman continues his excellent defensive display to break up another Cork attack and send a massive effort over the bar from inside his own half.
57 mins: Galway substitution sees Kevin Broderick come on for Niall Healy.
58 mins: Ben O'Connor increases his tally to 1-06 with another point.
60 mins: Gardiner earns a yellow card for a high tackle on Kerins - Galway convert the free as Kerins leaves the field for treatment.
62 mins: Ronan wins a Cork free 30 yards from goal and Og Regan gets a yellow, while Deane converts the free.
65 mins: Kevin Hayes comes on for David Forde for Galway.
66 mins: Gerry O'Connor hits his second point from his second attempt as Cork move four points clear with four minutes to go.
67 mins: Ben O'Connor wins loose ball to push Cork further ahead with another good point as Galway begin to fade.
69 mins: Galway's efforts for a goal are continually thwarted by a resolute defence as time ebbs away - two minutes extra time will be played.
70 mins: Corcoran wins ball to take the pressure off his defence but his effort goes wide.
71 mins: Galway break down field and are twice denied a goal by excellent saves from Cusack.
72 mins: Galway's attack breaks down and the ref blows his whistle to see Cork retain the All-Ireland crown - the Liam McCarthy Cup heads Leeside.