“You’re going into an inter-county type set-up straight away,” recalled Walsh at the Murphy’s GAA panel night in Páirc Uí Chaoimh this week.
“When I was in third year, Paddy Crowley brought me out to his house for a family dinner.
“It was unbelievable really. It wasn’t just management it was the players as well. John Browne was a star at the time, he’d won an All-Ireland in 1999 with Cork and when we came in as first years he was making sure everything was alright for you.”
“You can’t love your rivals. They have to be beat.
Our biggest rivalry was with Cork in the 2000s. I’m a hurling man at the end of the day and I had such a great time in Cork.
Something UCC provided the springboard for.