The O’Connors, Ben and Jerry and Pat Mulcahy might have grabbed a lot of the headlines and rightly so but you had those type of grassroots individuals whose consistency was key.
Sars won four titles too and had Cork players, Conor O’Sullivan, Pat Ryan, Michael Cussen, Danny Kearney and Cian McCarthy making a huge difference.
But what about the likes of Noel Keane at full-back, a leader by example, Barry Hennebry (below) who secured some vital scores and one of the clubs great servants, David Cashman.
On to Na Piarsaigh and their victory of 2004 when you had the Ó hAilpíns and John Gardiner making enormous contributions.
Fergus Murphy was another very good hurler while Stephen Cronin was an outstanding wing-back.