That 1995 team comprised many fine hurlers, including Joe Deane, then a minor, Mark Landers, Bernard Rochford and Damien Irwin, who played for Cork at every level.
“I would say that it was one of the best junior teams to win a county. We had Mark Landers, Joe Deane who was a minor back then, and our goalie, Bernard Rochford was only 16, that would not be allowed now.
“It was a great move by the coach and selectors because he played a fantastic game and we went on to win it.
“And we did, winning the intermediate title in 2001, we beat Mallow in the final after a replay and suddenly we were going up senior.
n The Killeagh team in that 1995 county final was: B Rochford; P Walsh, N Crowley, L Fitzgerald; I Lynch, D Irwin, D Walsh; L Kelly, G Scully; M Treacy, M Landers, B Walsh; A Leahy, T Fitzgibbon, J Deane.