Thomas Murphy has come with up an alternative 15 to our Cork Hurling Dream Team 1970-2020. Some of the lesser known Rebels who fought the good fight...
THE Covid-19 lockdown might have denied the people of Cork a summer of hurling but at least the public’s interest is being captured by the classic clashes on TV.
My virtual ‘fringe 15’ must have a jersey so I picked the ‘maroon-red’ jersey of ‘86 that was dropped for the final against Galway.
He is a Na Piarsaigh legend, with his son Daire carrying on the tradition.
The centre-back position goes to Derek Barrett of Cobh and Imokilly. He first made a mark with the famous underage crop that graduated from minor in ‘95 to U21 titles in 1997-‘98.
Who can forget those two sublime side-line cuts in quick succession that sailed over Ken Hogan’s cross bar in the Muster Hurling final in Limerick in 1988?
In 1992 Egan made his senior debut in a 0-22 to 0-8 Munster quarter-final defeat of Kerry. He later won his only Munster medal following a 1-22 to 3-11 win over Limerick.
After coming off the bench for the ‘82 defeat to the Cats, he started in 1983’s loss to the Noresiders before retiring from inter-county.