Cork admitted relief was the principal emotion after his goal finally broke Aberdeen's resistance in their Europa League second qualifying round tie.
"We worked so hard last season to get here so it meant so much to us and the fans. At the end of the season everyone was wearing the t-shirts and singing about it," Cork said of Europe.
"It was such a good feeling so it would have been a huge shame to have missed out on it by going out in the first round. For us to go through is a big relief and hopefully we can get a little bit of momentum going and progress.
"It's always great to score but it was good to take some of the pressure off going in to the last 15 or 20 minutes. It was great for me to help the team and then Barnesy scored afterwards and that finished the tie off. It was good that we didn't have to deal with penalties."