Hurlers beat Cork for first time since 1956

By Alan Aherne

Published 09/07/2016 | 19:00

9 July 2016; Conor McDonald of Wexford and team-mates before the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Conor McDonald of Wexford and team-mates before the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Wexford manager Liam Dunne during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Wexford manager Liam Dunne ahead of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Wexford manager Liam Dunne during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Wexford manager Liam Dunne during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Lee Chin of Wexford in action against William Egan, left, and Damien Cahalane of Cork during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Paul Morris of Wexford in action against Conor O'Sullivan of Cork during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Paul Morris of Wexford in action against Christopher Joyce, left, and Conor O'Sullivan of Cork during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Paul Morris of Wexford in action against Christopher Joyce of Cork during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Lee Chin of Wexford in action against William Egan, left, and Damien Cahalane of Cork during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Paul Morris of Wexford in action against Damien Cahalane of Cork during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Podge Doran of Wexford in action against Damien Cahalane, left, and Conor O'Sullivan of Cork during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Eoin Moore of Wexford in action against John Cronin of Cork during the GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Conor Lehane of Cork in action against Paudie Foley of Wexford during the GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Cork manager Kieran Kingston ahead of the GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Alan Cadogan of Cork in action against James Breen, right, and Diarmuid OKeeffe of Wexford during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Alan Cadogan of Cork in action against James Breen of Wexford during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Alan Cadogan of Cork in action against James Breen, right, and Diarmuid OKeeffe of Wexford during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Daniel Kearney of Cork celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Daniel Kearney of Cork shoots to score his side's first goal despite the tackle of of Eoin Moore of Wexford during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Daniel Kearney of Cork shoots to score his side's first goal despite the tackle of of Eoin Moore of Wexford during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Wexford manager Liam Dunne celebrates his side's victory during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Daniel Kearney of Cork shoots to score his side's first goal despite the tackle of of Eoin Moore of Wexford during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Conor McDonald of Wexford celebrates his side's victory during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Conor McDonald of Wexford celebrates his side's victory during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 July 2016; Wexford manager Liam Dunne celebrates his side's victory during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Wexford hurling followers rejoiced in Semple Stadium, Thurles, on Saturday, July 9, when a display of heart, passion and ability secured a first All-Ireland Senior championship win over Cork since 1956.

Wexford 0-23 Cork 1-17

Leading by 0-12 to 0-9 at half-time, Liam Dunne's side recovered from the concession of the game's only goal to Cork substitute Daniel Kearney in the 62nd minute to triumph by 0-23 to 1-17 after a tension-packed finish.

That goal put Cork ahead by 1-15 to 0-17, but Lee Chin replied immediately with a point.

Five of the last seven scores then went to Wexford courtesy of Conor McDonald, Chin, McDonald (free) and two gems from Liam Og McGovern to secure a quarter-final place against all the odds.

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