“Overall, we have had a very good season and the players, as always, have been very good. Some difficult games versus the likes of Kerry and Tipperary saw the players digging deep to break teams down.
"A particular highlight was Liam Murray receiving a call up to the Republic of Ireland U15 team and we are all delighted for the player.”
Connolly also talked about their player positivity. “The players are winners. They love winning and they want to win each game they play."
That certainly turned out to be case on the weekend with Cork deservedly winning more silverware.