“The Cats were really fired up to deny us out three in a row, but we luckily lifted our game and ended up champions again.”
“Do not get me wrong there is some fabulous players in Ireland, but in my book when we played there was a much higher level of striking.”
The former Blackrock star will never forget the support he got from his father Pat and Cork supporters will forever hold memories of the brilliance that Dermot produced during his career.
Dermot MacCurtain played with Delanys up to the age of 17 before moving to Blackrock and switching clubs as consequence.
MacCurtain won a Harty Cup and Corn Uí Mhuirí double while playing for Coláiste Iognaid Rís in 1974.
Dermot won his fourth and final All-Ireland senior medal in 1986 when Cork defeated Galway.
He is the holder of eight Munster Senior championship hurling medals as well.
MacCurtain won a total of four senior championship medals with Blackrock and two All-Ireland club titles.