ALL-IRELAND final weekend is upon us as Cork are set to lock horns with champions Limerick in the 2021 decider.
The Treaty County go in as heavy favourites but an impressive Cork side will be quietly confident they can hoist Liam MacCarthy aloft for the first time since 2005 when all is said and done.
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The two teams met earlier this summer with John Kiely’s men emerging victorious by a scoreline of 2-22 to 1-17.
They then went on to win their third successive Munster crown, dismantling Tipperary in the final with a rampant second-half display which saw them overcome a 10-point deficit at the break.
They then booked their spot in the showpiece final by seeing off last year’s runners-up Waterford 1-25 to 0-17.
Meanwhile The Rebels have made it to the All-Ireland decider for the first time since 2013 after wins over and Clare, Dublin and Kilkenny.
Despite being the better side throughout their semi-final clash against The Cats they looked to have blown it when they conceded a last-second goal to send it to extra-time.
However, in a sign of how this team have matured, they kept their heads and came out and played some inspired stuff.
Led by sub Shane Kingston’s seven-point haul, they pulled away and ultimately triumphed 1-37 to 1-32.
Now riding the crest of a wave, Cork supporters and indeed neutrals up and down the country will be hoping they can really put it up to the champions on Sunday.
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