The rebels were in fine form in Celtic Park as they got a crucial victory over Derry in Celtic Park.
Derry had an injury problem through Jason Rocks which caused a long stoppage in the first half.
Colm O’Neill was on fine form who scored 0-11 the result was crucial for the rebels on the road as they haven’t travelled well on the road on recent performances.
Derry converted two goals through Danny Tallon but he could not rescue a win for Derry as they are in big trouble with a huge match next week against Fermanagh.
Cork were only ahead by one point at half time, the oakleafers happily welcomed back the Slaughtneil duo Chrissy McKaigue and Brendan Rodgers.
Danny Tallon hit two goals for the home side who stay rooted to bottom of the table and are in big danger of the drop ahead of next Sunday’s final game away to Fermanagh.
Cork were ahead 0-10 to 1-6 at the interval against a Derry team that welcomed back Chrissy McKaigue and Brendan Rogers from All-Ireland club finalists Slaughtneil but they could not make a difference as a number of scores reigned in from Colm O’Neill’s and captain Kerrigan.