Daniel Kearney says that Cork’s win over Clare wasn’t about revenge but that the result vindicated their efforts in last year’s All-Ireland finals.

The Rebels beat Davy Fitzgerald’s men in last year’s Munster Championship but drew and lost the two Liam MacCarthy deciders.

Speaking to RTÉ Sport after their 2-23 to 2-18 win in the Munster semi-final, midfielder Kearney said: “I suppose we got a bit of vindication from the All-Ireland final. We were just coming in here today looking for a 70-minute performance like we did [in the replay] against Waterford.

“Lucky enough we got it and we’re into the Munster final and we’re delighted”

And for the second year running Cork face Limerick in the Munster final but Kearney insists that, despite a surprise defeat last year, it still won’t be about getting one back on the Treaty County men.

“Revenge is a word that’s been thrown around a lot these day, [like] with Clare today but we just focus on ourselves and look for a 70-minute performance like the last two games and hopefully we can get that the next day,” he added.