Run-of-the-mill GAA blog, focused predominantly on the all too fleeting highs of and all too frequent lows of Cork hurling. Bit of the big ball thrown it as well for good measure. Check the Blog Feed above for all posts to date.

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So close, but just how far?

Ten years ago, when Cork defeated Kilkenny in the All-Ireland quarter-final, a wave of excitement rippled through the hurling world. Ding dong the witch is dead. Kilkenny had shown signs of weakness in the three games prior to that, losing to Dublin before being brought to the brink by Tipperary and Waterford. The fatal blow landed…