As rusty as they were at times against Ballincollig, in last weekend’s quarter-final, they still exploited the Village’s attack-minded approach and raised five green flags. Luke Connolly was irrepressible: Not only did he grab a hat-trick, he’d a hand in the two other goals. His flair and passing range were a joy.
The Haven were outstanding in the ‘West Cork Group of Death’, beating Carbery Rangers, Newcestown, and Ilen. Brian and Michael Hurley have been in lethal form, while Mark Collins has benefited from focusing on football only.
Barrs manager, Paul O’Keeffe, explained after the 0-14 to 1-8 defeat of Newcestown that he’d looked for the games to be pushed out. “We were happy to go Wednesday-Wednesday. I don’t see any reason why the county final couldn’t be played on a Wednesday night, given Covid restrictions allow for only 200 at a game. We asked the board to give us a week. We got no response,” O’Keeffe said.