ONE of the most gifted players of all time in GAA, Blackrock’s Ray Cummins brought a new dimension and dynamism to forward play in both hurling and football.
He had natural ability and was comfortable with a big or small ball.
The Rockies won the Cork Senior Hurling Championship in 1971, ’73, ’75, ’78, and 1979.
In 1973 Cummins scooped another football All-Star, with his final All-Star coming in 1977 when he was selected on the hurling panel.
“There was a tremendously loyal football following in Cork and it was only when we brought the trophy to different places that we could appreciate what it meant to people.”
“In comparison to when I played there is now more emphasis on the physical side of the game and I would like to see more coaching given to quick and accurate kicking of the ball as it would make the game more entertaining.”
In hurling, he was credited with giving a new fluidity to the game.